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! 🙂

Boscombe at Branksome Chine Twilight

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 🙂

Boscombe Juniors – Going For Gold

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.

Boscombe LG’s, Gone to the Beach

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 –

Nick –

James –


Boscombe host successful Beach Twilight

This evening Boscombe hosted its first PBCLSA Beach Twilight in almost 5 years, from its unit on Boscombe Seafront.

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