Previous Events

Open Water Festival

Saturday 26th September.
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Raising funds to help reduce deaths caused by drowning in the UK and educate the public on water safety.

RLSS UK has launched its first Open Water Festival, set to take place at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, on Saturday 26 September.

Ragley Crawl allows swimmers to tackle a one-mile, half-mile or team relay course to encourage first time dippers to regular participants to get in and enjoy the freedom of the open water.

RLSS UK has also organised a Rookie Raid, a 200m swim and a 400m run aimed between eight and 12-year-old.

This is a fantastic opportunity for first timers, novice and experienced open water swimmers to experience open water swimming in the grounds of one of the country’s premier stately homes.

Ragley Crawl offers the fun of an open water swimming event that everyone can enjoy in a safe, controlled environment. The day will be bursting with family activities, stalls and refreshments – all in the aid of drowning prevention. There is a competitive element, but whatever your motivation, we know you will enjoy the experience and better still, you will be supporting RLSS UK to deliver drowning prevention messages and expand safer open water swimming opportunities across the UK.
Our Ambassador and Open water endurance swimmer, Adam Walker, who has swum the the 7 toughest ocean swims in the world, will host the event. Olympic and physical activity expert to the stars, Professor Greg Whyte OBE and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, are also set to make an appearance and take part.

Event Programme

08:00
Registration

09:00
One-Miler Swim – open to swimmers aged 16+

10:00
Half-Miler Swim – open to swimmers aged 12+

11:00
Team Relay (400m) – open to mixed teams of three, aged 12+

11:30
Rookie Raid (200m & 400m run) – open to swimmers under 12

12:00
Q&A with Adam Walker and Greg Whyte, hosted by H20pen Founder, Simon Griffiths

12.30
Swimming Presentations followed by photo opportunities

*Suitable for swimmers of all abilities and any stroke. Wetsuits are compulsory unless you are wearing a tow float, tow floats are available to hire on the day from the OCEAN WALKER stand for £5.*

 

 

 


Club BBQ 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 4th July 2015.

Watch this space for more information about our club BBQ!

 


 

AGM 2015

Please join us on Sunday 12th April 2015, 6pm at Droitwich Leisure Centre.

Committee Positions Up For Re-Election:

Vice-Chairperson
Secretary
Training Officer
Equipment Officer
Membership Secretary
Co-Opted Members

If you're interested in taking on one of these roles please talk to Rhian Hughes (Chairperson).

 


Barry Island 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015.

Watch this space for more information about our club trip to Barry Island!

 


Club BBQ 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 4th July 2015.

Watch this space for more information about our club BBQ!

 


 

AGM 2015

Please join us on Sunday 12th April 2015, 6pm at Droitwich Leisure Centre.

Committee Positions Up For Re-Election:

Vice-Chairperson
Secretary
Training Officer
Equipment Officer
Membership Secretary
Co-Opted Members

If you're interested in taking on one of these roles please talk to Rhian Hughes (Chairperson).

 


Winter League 2015

Sunday 11th January - Droitwich, 6pm
South Worcester Lifeguards, Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, WR10 1QU

Saturday 24th January - Redditch, 4pm
Redditch Lifeguards, Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, Birmingham Road, Redditch, B97 6EJ

Sunday 8th February - Pershore, 5pm
South Worcester Lifeguards, Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, WR10 1QU

 


Club Picnic

We are looking forward to our eighties picnic on Saturday 12th July at the countryside centre. If you want to go, but haven't bought your ticket let us know by Thursday and you can pay on the night! Starts at 4pm for food at 5pm. Tickets are just £5 each! Remember to bring your own chair and drinks!


Barry Island

We are taking some of the club members away for the weekend to Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th July 2014. We will be staying at Amelia’s Farm bunkhouse, a self-catering accommodation, which sleeps 30, recommended to us by Whitmore Bay Lifeguard Club. Whitmore Bay Lifeguard Club hosted us when we went for the day last year, and will be doing the same again this year.

We aim to cover a lot over the course of the weekend, including Rookie and Survive and Save beach awards.


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.


Barn Dance

Saturday 29th March - 7:30pm
Fernhil l Heath War Memorial Hall

Time for ya'l to get them there dancing shoes on and hit the floor for the DLSS annual barn dance!

Ask your teacher for more information.

 

 


RLSS Regional Club Workshop

Saturday 15th February 2014 - 1pm-5pm
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.

 

 


Winter League

Sunday 08th December - Pershore, 7pm
South Worcester Lifeguards, Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, WR10 1QU

Sunday 12th January - Droitwich, 6pm
Droitwich Lifeguards, Droitwich Leisure Centre, Briar Mill, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0RZ

Saturday 25th January - Redditch, 4:45pm
Redditch Lifeguards, Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, Birmingham Road, Redditch, B97 6EJ

Sunday 2nd February - Worcester Citz, 4:30pm
Worcester Citz, Worcester Citizens Pool, Weir Lane,Lower Wick, Worcester, WR2 4AY