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RLSS Surrey Branch

3 weeks 2 days ago

We have a big birthday this week! Happy birthday Gail! Hope you’re enjoying all these cakes! πŸŽ‚ thanks for everything you do for the branch.

RLSS Surrey Branch

3 weeks 6 days ago

Congratulations to our competition officer who not only organised a fantastic competition this weekend but has also got ENGAGED! Congratulations Rowena Moore πŸ’

20-21 Sept 2014 – Survive and Save Beach Weekend – Eastbourne

This weekend there will be a focused two days on the Beach element of the RLSS Survive and Save Programme. This will be the fourth year of our collaboration with Eastbourne Volunteer Lifeguard Club.

We anticipate that this will include a range of activities: teaching, training, assessments and possibly more.

As it coincides with the International competition week in Montpellier, France (www.rescue2014.fr), there may be some extra activities to focus on the competitive aspect of beach lifesaving too!

Please put these dates in your diary now. This is an accompanied weekend, with parents and siblings accompanying members for the whole weekend. There are plenty of campsites available nearby, as well as a number of budget hotels close to the seafront.

Bear in mind, that to achieve the Distinction Award, you may need to complete a Beach S&S assessment. If you don’t do so now, you will have to make your own arrangements in the next EIGHT months.

In the past, some trainers have simply arrived and expected their candidates to be assessed immediately without any training in this environment. This is NOT in the spirit of the Survive and Save programme, which focuses on PRACTICE and the development of skills and confidence. PLEASE expect to come along and take part in two days of activity, of which the assessment may be a small part.

Any Survive and Save Instructors interested in qualifying for the Open Water endorsement, please contact Graham Wilson, as this has also been arranged over the weekend.

If you are interested in attending, please let Alison Angiolini or Graham Wilson know ASAP.