Boscombe Welcomes New Skis

Boscombe Lifeguards welcomed 2 new Race Skis which have arrived from South Africa. Club Captain Nick and Vice Chair Chris went to collect the Skis from the supplier

The new skis have been bought to replace the aging and less stable Skis to allow the Cadets to train with them to then partake in the Surf Ski tournament being held at Branksome Chine over the summer. Several Cadets have already been training at Branksome in preparation of the competitions.

The club will be launching a competiton to name the new Skis in the coming weeks so keep tuned.


Boscombe hosts successful Twilight Competition

RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards successfully hosted the PBCLSA Twilight held at Canford School on Saturday 10th February 2018.

15+ teams entered from across the bay came together to compete at the first of the 2018 Indoor Twilight Series and the first hosted by RLSS Boscombe Lifeguards.

As well as successfully hosting the event, Boscombe entered 2 teams, a Junior Team and an Open Team.

A big thank you to our our Competitions Secretary Sarah and all members and parents who helped make this event a success.

Boscombe Hosting Indoor Twilight

Boscombe Lifeguards will be hosting the 1st of the PBCLSA Winter Twilight Series at Canford School Swimming Pool on Saturday 10th February 2018 starting at 14:00 till 16:00hrs.

This is the first time Boscombe have hosted an indoor twilight and we will need help from parents and senior members to run the event.

If you are interested in helping please speak to Sarah or Nick on a Sunday Evening

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) Course

Upcoming National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) Course

Cost: 100.00
Dates: 02/03/2018 > 17/03/2018
Course will be run over a Friday evening and 2 weekends with the third weekend been the assessment.

NVBLQ Course Pre-Requisites:
Every candidate attending a NVBLQ course must:
– Be 16-years-old or over at the time of the assessment
– Have a good level of fitness
– Surface dive to a depth of 1.5 metres
– Tread water for two minutes & Climb out of deep water unaided and without steps
– Be competent at swimming in the sea
– Be able to swim 400m in less than eight minutes
– Swim 100m on the front, 100m on the back and 200m in less than four minutes.

We advise all candidates to have suitable wetsuit and warm weather clothing.

Contact: Andy Goral (club training officer) – 07484232221 or enquire online HERE

Congratualations to our 2 new club Trainer Assessors !

Over the past weekends Club Instructors Nick and Hamish attended a Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessors Course held in Poole. The course was a very intensive course covering Delivering Training & Conducting Assessments in Lifeguarding Theory, Lifeguard Practical Skills, Life support and First Aid.

The course took place at the RNLI Training facilities at Poole and at Boscombe Beach where the club hosted the beach element. After over 45hrs training i am pleased to report that they were both signed off as probationary Trainer Assessors.

They will now organise and run a course each and assess an external course after which they will be awarded full Trainer Assessor Status.

A BIG well done to both Nick & Hamish and thank you for them giving up their time to gain these skills to allow them to pass the knowledge, skills and their experiences to a new generation of Club Lifeguards.

Boscombe Lifeguards work with Bournemouth Uni Media Students

Earlier this year a group of 1st Year Media Students from Bournemouth University approached the Boscombe Lifeguards asking if we would be the subject of one of their project videos. The clubs was only to happy to assist and on a Thursday evening in March a group of club members went don’t to the unit to set up for the students to film. Our thanks to Club Captain Nick for volunteering to be interviewed and recount the the rescue performed by a group of members while on a Surf Trip.

Following the editing and presentation the students have sent us the final version which can be viewed HERE

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 –