“SAVE SANTA” SWIM 15 December 2016

Hi Everyone,

As the festive season is approaching we have been invited by our friends at RLSS Poole Lifeguards to join in with their charity swim to raise money for Julia’s House a local children’s hospice that provides care for children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and emotional support for their families.

This year the swim will have a twist, Santa has got himself into serious difficulty while out swimming and needs saving!  Entrants will be put into teams and will have their lifesaving skills put into practice to tow Santa to safety, because if he drowns you all know what happens !!!!!

The swim will take place at the Dolphin Swimming Pool, Poole at 19:30 till approx 21:15

The fee for entering is a £10 donation with all monies raised going to support Julia’s House, your donation is payable on the night of the swim (You can pay the donation yourself or if you wish you can raise the donation through Sponsorship from friends and family)

On completion of the swim you will receive a medal for taking part and refreshments will be provided.

We hope you can join us to help Save Santa, have fun with fellow lifesavers and support a very worthwhile local charity.

Thank you,

RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards

Boscombe members at Save Santa Swim

Well Done to Leon, Charlotte & Stacie who took part in the RLSS Poole Lifeguards Save Santa Swim raising money for local charity Julia’s House. The evening proved to be a great success with everyone having fun towing submersible manikins dressed in Santa suits up and down the pool in teams of 5-6 rescuers. Following the swim medals were presented to all those who took part by a surprise guest of the evening, the RLSS UK Drowning Prevention Mascot “Perry” Following getting changed refreshments were laid on including drinks, mince pies and chocolates.

Poole Lifeguard Club Captain, Simon Moore said ” I would just like to say a HUGE THANKYOU FROM Poole Lifeguards to Stacie, Charlotte and Leon and their parents for taking the time to take part in our Save Santa event. I’m sure you would agree that everyone who took part put in a fantastic effort, In total we managed to swim and tow Santa for 466 lengths in 50 mins and raised at the moment £265 for Julia’s house but i’m sure this will rise. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and would appreciate any feedback you would like to give.
Once again thanks for your support.

Christmas Break

Our last training session before Christmas will be on the 18th December, we will then begin our Christmas Break. Training will resume as normal on the 8th January 2017. Any changes to the above will be sent out via email, displayed on the Clubs Facebook page and Website.

Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all of us at Boscombe Lifeguards

RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards


Rookies Excel at Lifesupport and pass their awards

Well done to our rookie group who have passed their Rookie Life Support Award! They have been busy over the past 4 weeks learning lifesaving skills in CPR and basic first aid and then practising these to a high level. Speaking with one of the Trainers they said “Its wonderful to see the enthusiasm from the Rookies learning these important lifesaving skills, we hope they will never have the need to use them, but should something happen they will know how to act to try and save a life.


Happy New Year and Best Wishes from RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards for 2017.

2016 has been a great year for the club with plenty of safety covers involving all our members and rescue boat Zulu, A fantastic beach season with Seniors and Rookies taking part in beach awards and completing their Paddle Board awards. As always a big Thank You to all our members, supporters and members parents who without , we could not accomplish as much as we do.

Stunning Effort from Boscombe Rookies at the Poole Twilight Comps

Well done to the Boscombe Rookie Team on Ella, Charlotte & Stacie who competed at the Poole Twilight Competitions, with support from Daniel Hart from Poole Lifeguards. The team did very well indeed seeing as this was their first experience of Lifesaving Sport in Action and came in joint 5th of 13 Teams. The team were supported by by Competitions Secretary Morgan Thomas and Club Secretary Janet Taylor. Speaking after the competition Morgan said ” “It’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to a field a juniors team and for this group it’s the first competition they’ve attended, to see how well they’ve done and also the smiles on their faces from their performance has really made me proud of the group tonight and I am looking forward to their next competition. The next Competition of the PBCLSA Twilight Series is being hosted by Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps at Stokewood Road Leisure Center on the 3rd of March. Morgan will be in touch with more details nearer the time.

Boscombe Lifeguards Marshalling @ Bay Run

For members who were asking about the Bay Run Safety Cover details. Our cover is at Gordon Steps zig zag, parking can be easily achieved in Clifton Road or Grange Road (off Southbourne Promenade). Janet will be on site at 8-30 a.m. for anybody arriving early. The 10km. Race which is our cover begins at 9 a.m. at Bournemouth Pier and the runners come up the zig zag and turn to the left back to Bournemouth. Below is the Rae map showing where Gordon Steps ZigZag is located. Any problems or questions please message Janet Taylor

Boscombe Lifeguards Support the Bay Run

Members from Boscombe Lifeguards got up nice and early this morning to head down to Gordon Steps, Zig Zag in Southbourne to assist with marshaling for the Bournemouth Bay Run. It was good to see members of all ages turning up to represent their club and support the run.

The Bournemouth Run for British Heart Foundation is a popular half-marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K family fun run. Where participants enjoy running alongside the English Channel coastline following raising vital funds for the fight against heart disease.

Congratulations to our new Instructors

4 Boscombe Rookie Instructors were joined by 2 Rookie Instructors from our fellow club at Poole to complete a 1-day course to upgrade to Lifesaving Instructors.

It was an early start to a long day down at Boscombe LG HQ at Honeycombe Chine. But the weather disappoint.  With the fabulous sunny seaside backdrop, the candidates covered Teaching, Safeguarding and Lifesaving Instructing & Assessing Knowledge Elements followed by numerous practical sessions.

The day was completed at Pelhams where the candidates put their session plans to the test, teaching our New Intermediate Group, judging by the thumbs up and smiles from Jack & Stacie the instructors passed with flying colors. (I doubt the whirlpool & Wave machine games had no effect on the decision 🙂 )

So Congratulations to our new Lifesaving Instructors; Nick, Hannah, Hamish, Anthony and Amy & Sophie from Poole.



Boscombe at Southbourne Twilight

Boscombe Rookies Charlotte and Holy along with Seniors Ella and Chris are competing in the first summer twilight of the season.

Update: A huge well done to all those who took part. It was a fantastic team spirit and a special well done to Holly who battled through to the finish a superb effort! 🙂