Welcome to Life Saving

Jack Petchey Awards – Medal Presentation Evening

Seven members of Chelmsford City Swimming Club received their Jack Petchey medals from David Crates (former GB Paralympic athlete and world record holder at 800m sprinting) at this years presentation evening, having received awards in 2017. Back row, from left to...

Award for CCSC Swimmer Abbie

Congratulations to CCSC swimmer Abble on being awarded ASA East BEST PERFORMANCE AT OPEN NATIONALS.

Help raise funds for our club!

Register for Easy Fundraising If you shop online you could help raise money for our Swimming Club through Easy Fundraising. It’s really straight forward to do and doesn't cost you anything! All you need to do is just shop as normal online but locate your retailer via...

Dean Walker – ASA East Region Award

Congratulations to CCSC Waterpolo Coach Dean Walker on being awarded ASA East Region Coach of the Year

Swim England – The new name for the ASA

On Monday 3rd April, The Amateur Swimming Association re-branded to the new name Swim England. Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all its sports....

Life Saving – Bronze Award Starts 11th October 2017

The RLSS Survive and Save Medallion Awards training, will start on 11th October 2017. It is suitable for any person who is a confident swimming and minimum 12 years old. All the skills taught will support the GCSE and A/ AS level PE courses. The three awards are split...

Life Saving

Chelmsford City Swimming Club’s Lifesaving section offers various lifesaving opportunities for everyone to get involved.

The RLSS Survive and Save Medallion Awards are suitable for any person who is a confident swimmer and a minimum of 12 years old. All the skills taught will support the GCSE and A/ AS level PE courses. This course is also very popular with Duke of Edinburgh participants as part of their skill or sport challenge.

The three awards are split into three different terms, they will be run at Riverside Ice and Leisure on Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm-9.00pm. The first hour will be a practical lesson in the pool and the second hour will focus on a classroom based theory lesson.

 The Bronze Award is from Wednesday 18th October 2017 to 31st January 2018.

The Silver Award is from Wednesday 7th February 2018 to 8th April 2018.

The Gold Award is from Wednesday 25th April 2018 to 4th July 2018.

The course will not run during school holidays.

The cost:

  • Bronze Award £94.90 Less £14.90 if an existing member of the club in 2017
  • Silver Award £86.25
  • Gold Award £70.25

This includes ASA/SE and Club Membership, Tuition, Course Books & Examination Fees. Swimming clothing must be provided by the swimmer.

A completed membership form and payment must be received by the 16th October 2017 to secure a place and all subsequent payments are due before the first day of each new term.

For more information and to register your interest in the course please contact lifesaving@chelmsfordcityswimmingclub.org.uk.

Details of the Lifesaving Qualifications

RLSS UK’s Survive & Save is the lifesaving awards programme for teens and adults (12 years+). The awards are challenging but fun to complete and they are arranged into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to ensure that you continue to develop your lifesaving skills as you progress through the awards.

The awards teach lifesaving rescue, self-rescue, survival, sport lifesaving skills and also develop swimming ability and fitness.

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.  Chelmsford City Swimming Club currently run the Medallion awards only, but the others are available at some other pools in Essex.

The highest achievement in the Survive & Save Programme is the Distinction Award, which is awarded to those who achieve 3 Gold Level awards within a 24 month period.

Every session will include one of the following:

  • Stroke work
  • Stamina building
  • Speed swimming
  • An activity to practice and improve skills

We work to the RLSS 10 week award syllabus