Welcome to Surf Life Saving Great Britain

We are a Search and Rescue charity of over 10,000 members.

Our purpose is saving lives and preventing drowning. Our volunteers have been providing lifeguard training and patrols for 70 years. Starting at age 7 members develop the skills, confidence, fitness and water safety awareness to become Lifesavers at 16.  Our Surf lifeguards have the highest beach safety standards.

We train and operate volunteer inland and inshore search and rescue teams, are full members of the UK Search and Rescue Operators Group and are leaders in water safety risk management.

Our wholly owned subsidiary, SLSGB Training Ltd, provides training resources for Police Authorities and other organisations who work close to water. We offer bespoke safety advisory and consultancy services and are International leaders in the development of Flood Response and Rescue resilience programmes and key person training.