Welcome to 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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