New Graduate Lifeguard Programme Launched in South West Aims Water Safety Message At Young People To Prevent Drownings…

Surf Life Saving GB in association with South West Water, has launched a new initiative in the South West among its 14-16 year old members called the Graduate Lifeguard Programme. They will be responsible for increasing water safety awareness among their peers by giving a series of presentations to schools Read More »


Lowland Search and Rescue

In January 2016, members of South Worcester Flood Rescue Unit commenced their training to become Lowland Search and Rescue Technicians. The additional skills gained on this course will not only enhance their water search and rescue skills but will provide them with a recognised qualification in terrestrial search. Once qualified these Read More »


Graduate Lifeguard Programme Update

January has been a busy but exciting month so far for the Graduate Lifeguard Team. Twenty three graduates from three of our four pilot clubs have received their kit, work packs and the year one winter units and are now set up ready to get stuck into the programme. Lusty Read More »


New Training And Coaching Education Pathways

Great News!  Our new Training and Coach Pathways to enable everyone to see how they can progress through their chosen programmes using the unitised approach is up and running.  The pathways not only show the units to make up to a completed qualification but also help to see how other Read More »


What Is A Coach?

Our new Coaching system follows the UKCC format to train Coaches to be able to plan, manage and deliver coaching within a framework that will ensure that sessions are safe and fit for purpose. This is not about athlete performance skill development (Performance Coaches) – It is about a safe, Read More »


CALLING ALL EDUCATORS – WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR CPD!

Firstly a big thank you to those Educators that have already submitted your CPD. As you have been told, we have started a new way for your Educator Awards to be assessed and renewed by using the more modern system of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Most of this can be Read More »


Gyllyngvase Fundraising Quiz

After the success of the previous event… On Sunday 7th February, the club will be holding its second fundraising quiz at the Harbour Lights Fish & Chip restaurant, Falmouth. Find out more here.


WHO WANTS TO BE A FLOODIE? (Also known as Surf Life Saving Devon Flood Resilience Unit or DFRU)

What’s a Floodie? December 2015. Nine of us are qualified now to assist in flood rescues anywhere in the country with about 36 hours’ notice. None of us is quite sure why we have volunteered for all this. We had to attend one day initial training followed by two weekends Read More »