Club Members old and young along with invited guests gathered at Boscombe Lifeguard HQ to celebrate Janets Birthday. Nibbles and Pizzas were put on while people chatted throughout the evening.
Boscombe Rookie Charlotte with Seniors Nick and Chris competed in the Branksome Chine Twilight.
A huge Well Done to those turned up and took part. It was a great night where everyone who took part had fun and caught up with members from another club
Next Twilight will be at Friars Cliff in Christchurch on Saturday 15th July starting at 17:00 🙂
Congratulations to our Junior Group who all passed their Rookie Lifeguard Gold Stage 3 tonight. Well Done to Meghan, Charlotte, Stacie, Holly & Jack. The Rookie Gold Award is made up of 3 stages which progressively get harder, testing the rescue skills, self-rescue skills and fitness of the Rookie Lifeguards. Skills involve Timed swims over 400m both with and without wearing normal clothing over swimsuits, treading water in normal clothing over a duration of time, timed rescues of unconscious casualty and timed line throws to a casualty 10ms from safety. All the candidates put in a huge amount of effort to achieve these awards before the club training moves down to the beach. They should be very proud of their achievements and now look forward to completing their beach awards over the summer to achieve their Rookie Master Award.
This was the last Sunday of Pool Training. Boscombe Lifeguards Sunday night Training will now move down to the Boscombe Seafront as of Sunday 16th July. Training will be based at our Base at Honeycombe Chine on the East side of Boscombe Pier. Parking is available on the Hill and on nearby roads (please check parking charges). Training will still commence at 17:00 and complete at approx 19:00. The club will now move to its summer programme of activities based on water safety and the skills of Beach Lifeguarding. Can all members please ensure the have the correct kit to take part in beach training. This includes Wetsuit, coloured swim hat, wet shoes (optional), Warm Clothes, Sun Cream, Drink.
Please keep an eye on the Club Facebook Page and Website as sessions may be changed or cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.
Should you have any questions you can contact the trainers at the below email addresses. (All candidates should also have contact numbers for their trainers)
Chris – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick – email@example.com
James – firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a really good evening with participants from Boscombe LGs, Southbourne Surf Lifesaving, Branksome Chine Surf Lifesaving and newly formed Weymouth Surf Lifesaving Clubs. The atmosphere was great as participants went through the different events including Board Races, Surf Swim, 2Km Runs, Beach Flags and Beach Relays.
Our thanks to our neighbouring clubs for attending and making this a great event.
Boscombe Club Captain Nick said
“Tremendous efforts all round by the Boscombe Voluntary Lifeguard Club. We haven’t hosted a beach twilight in several years! Very proud we pulled it off. Massive Thankyou to Competitions Secretary Sarah on her motivation and organisation. Big thanks to all the parents and helpers who helped make it a huge success. Roll on the rest of the summer
RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards were joined by representatives from C&O Tractors and The Talbot Village Trust for the official handover of the new Quad Bike.
The Quad Bike is an essential piece of equipment for the club as it is the only means of towing our 4.8m Inshore Rescue Boat from the Clubs unit on the Boscombe Promenade to the waters edge to launch. Our old Quad Bike which was second hand when the club purchased it was starting to show its age in the past 2 seasons and was struggling to cope with towing the boat especially across soft sand. So a decision was made to look to funding a replacement.
The Club approached The Talbot Trust (The Talbot Village Trust is a registered charity which supports causes in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole, East Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck. It is one of the area’s leading benefactors and, over the past couple of years, has donated nearly £2 million to charitable causes and local community projects. www.talbotvillagetrust.org ) who assisted with the funding for our current IRB “Boscombe Zulu”.
The Talbot Trust kindly agreed to part fund the new Quad Bike so work commenced in finding a suitable replacement. C&O Tractors who had previously supplied and serviced our quad bikes identified the model we required, larger with Diff Lock it would provide better pulling power allowing the new Quad Bike to be able to pull the boat with out the need for people to assist by pushing thus increasing the safety of the launch and recovery phase. Through Fundraising at the club the required monies were raised and the New Quad Bike came into service at the start of the 2018 season. The difference it has made to the launch and recovery of the Rescue Boat has been impressive.
Since the club ceased operating a Lifeguard Service on Boscombe Beach, Rescue Boat Zulu has been the primary rescue service provided by the club, attending local events providing cover at the Bournemouth Airshow, Bournemouth Evening Fireworks. Alongside Safety Cover for swim events including, the Seahorse Swim and Brownsea Island Swim. The New Quad Bike has allowed us to continue to provide this service while ensuring the safety of our crews.
RLSS President Ian Hutchings & RLSS South Region Ambassador Jill Bailey were also present to hand out a Certification of Commendation to a Boscombe Cadet. President Ian Hutching’s said how wonderful it was to see local businesses and organisation supporting clubs like RLSS Boscombe and how important it was to keep these vital Rescue Boats and afloat and saving lives
RLSS BOSCOMBE LIFEGUARDS AGM
The Agenda for the AGM has already been circulated. The event is for the meeting followed by a buffet meal with use of the skittles alley at The Coach & Horses, Poole Road, Wimborne on
MONDAY. 1st OCTOBER 2018 AT 7-30 P.M.
Please would you let me know if you are able to attend. You can let me know by e-mail The cost of the meal is £8.50 and I need to know in advance of attendance so that I may order the correct amount of food. Last year we had some members who arrived unexpectedly and I want to ensure everybody is catered for.
May I also remind everybody that we need a return of your nomination forms for positions on the Committee by Tuesday 25th September and that if you are nominating or seconding anybody you
will also need to obtain their signature that they are willing to stand.
RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards