Past News

Club Mark

AN EVENING was held by Droitwich Lifesaving Club to celebrate the achievements of its members and to toast the organisation becoming the first of its kind in Herefordshire and Worcestershire to achieve the prestigious ClubMark accolade.

Members, parents and teachers all went along to the event where the ClubMark certificate was presented to two of the senior group members Carl Ridsdale and Thomas Hodgson by local councillor Richard Morris. He also handed out a host of other awards, including the RLSS Beach certificates achieved in Barry Island and RLSS Survive and Save accolades.

The club’s members work hard all year round to achieve different Royal Lifesaving Society qualifications, which include exams in beach and lake situations and three exams in the pool. These assessments test their ability to rescue casualties and use their initiative as well as stretching them physically.

Chairperson Rhian Hughes and the rest of the committee and teachers were congratulated for their hard work and perseverance in achieving such a high standard.

Stuart Cooper from Stroke Association West Midlands gave an informative talk to members of all ages, along with parents.

His speech included how to recognise the symptoms of a stroke, how to help stroke victims and how to prevent them. He also sppoke about the work carried out by The Stroke Association to help people get their lives back on track after a stroke.

After the formalities, there was a buffet and a fun swim for club members.


Download the Survive & Save Candidate Manuals

There are four award areas to achieve, the Medallion Awards, the Beach Awards, the Stillwater Awards and the Sport Awards and you can choose to specialise in one area or learn a broader range of skills by completing multiple awards.

Download the Survive & Save Candidate Manuals, there are four downloads available:

The Medallion Lifesaving Awards
The Beach Lifesaving Awards
The Stillwater Lifesaving Awards
The Sport Lifesaving Awards


Club Newsletter

These are the past Newsletters for:

March 2015 here.
April 2015 here.
May 2015 here.
June 2015 here.

November 2015 here.
December 2015 here.

February 2016 here.
May 2016 here.
September 2016 here.
December 2016 here.

 


Winter League 2015 Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the Winter League at Droitwich!

Our Mixed Team came 2nd bringing back some Silver Medals!

The results of the Individual's 200/100m Obstacle:
200m Men's: Paul Wilkes
200m Women's: Lauren Mill
100m Under 16's: Ed Randall

Overall:
1st. North Worcester: 104
2nd. Redditch: 96
3rd. South Worcester: 66
4th. Sanctum: 65
5th. Droitwich: 7

 


Camp Survive & Save 2014

The RLSS is heading to South Wales, to the beach for a 6 night 7 day lifesaving camp between Sunday 3 August and Saturday 9 August.

The camp will give young people from across Europe the training and the skills to be able to keep themselves safe in a beach environment as well as master safe rescue practices.

This is a great chance to have some fun, meet new friends and develop as lifesavers as the packed programme is full of exciting activities and events.

As well as UK lifesavers we may be joined by lifesavers from Norway, Germany and Bulgaria. This is another excellent opportunity for young lifesavers to learn about different cultures and languages.

There is space for a total of 80 young people at the camp. 40 are initially reserved for UK participants and 40 for international lifesavers. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions please email leeheard@rlss.org.uk or follow the link.

 


RLSS Regional Club Workshop

Saturday 15th February 2014 - Lecture Theatre, Hindlip Police HQ
The development team from the RLSS will be holding a regional club workshop. 1-5pm at the Lecture Theatre, West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Lane, Worcester.

The workshops are in support of the great work that our Lifesaving Instructors and Tutors are doing in the delivery of the lifesaving awards, we are running a range of free support and development workshops to take place in 2014.
The workshops will be available to all Instructors and will focus on the delivery of the Survive & Save Programme, although a wide range of club related topics will also be covered.
The workshops will provide the opportunity to come together with other RLSS UK Instructors and staff to receive relevant information and new resources, and to discuss the issues that are important to YOU!
The event will be dry based and will last 5 hours, with most events being run between 1pm and 5pm.
You are encouraged to book early as there are limited for spaces. You are also asked that you encourage other Instructors (including Assistant and Rookie Instructors) and club committee members in your local area to attend.
Contact leeheard@rlss.org.uk or follow the link.

 


Drowning Prevention Week

21 – 29 June 2014

Drowning Prevention Week, is a national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK to promote water safety messages and help reduce incidents of drowning.

More than 400 people drown in the UK each year, and thousands suffer near-drowning experiences. Shockingly drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK.

Drowning Prevention Week encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to come up with new and exciting ways to show people how they can have fun and stay safe around water.

The campaign also aims to raise money for the charity’s drowning prevention programmes, including supporting families who have been affected by drowning or near drowning.

Although our targeted week of activity is over for another year, our work doesn’t stop there. We’ll continue to promote water safety throughout the year, using the resources we’ve created through Drowning Prevention Week, as well as introduce more resources for targeted groups.

please contact dpw@rlss.org.uk. There are lots of ways you can take part. Click here to see how you can get involved.

 


Christmas Meal

Well done to Jake and Craig for organising the Christmas Meal!