26-27 September 2015 – 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 fifth 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, including some beach competition elements.

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, then you will probably not be able to complete this award for another 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 it may be possible to arrange this over the weekend.

We will be running an Emergency Response Activity Supervisor (ERAS) Award course for Instructors in parallel this weekend.

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