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So... what's lifesaving and why do we love it?? Well… what other sport will give you not only fun and diverse training in the pool but provide you with the oppurtunity to earn money through a rare and sought after campus job, keep you fit whilst laughing with friends, and at the same time equip you with valuable life skills that you’ll keep forever?
At Warwick, Lifesaving is a club like no other, our relatively small membership means we all know each other very well – an inevitable result with weekly training sessions and numerous comps and socials! Although this makes for close friendships, we are always incredibly welcoming towards freshers and students of any year alike who would like to join our friendly and diverse group and try out lifesaving – everyone is always so keen to explain what we do and teach you what’s going on that you’ll be inundated with friendly faces to offer advice and guidance if needed!
So what do our training sessions actually entail? Lifesaving is divided into what we like to call Speeds (kind of like swimming but a LOT more interesting) and first aid (we basically teach first aid skills for courses and then *attempt* to put them into action as a team in a competition-style emergency scenario – with varying levels of success!). Read more about the exciting things we get up to here, including diving under obstacles and towing manikins in torpedo bouys as a relay team, car fires, cave ins and chemical lab malfunctions.
We also run courses throughout the year including the Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - the prerequisite to a part time campus (or elsewhere) job as a lifeguard! Visit our website for more info and to find sign up links to recieve updates about our courses.
Below is a promo video made in 2018 (unfortuntely COVID-19 prevented us from making a new one), please note that the training times on the video are also out of date, as is the pool - we now train in a brand new one!
We have four flexible trraining sessions each week to fit around your busy lifestyle - as students, we understand how busy uni life is, so feel free to attend any of them to have a go! Unfortunately, we are still unsure of what freshers events and taster sessions we will be able to run in Welcome Week (26th Sept - 4th Oct) due to the current pandemic, but we will keep you updated through Instagram and Facebook, and also via email if you fill out this 2020-21 interest form.
Please visit our website to find loads more useful info - we can't wait to meet you!
Lifesaving sport is possibly the most demanding multi-discipline sport that exists in the world today. Connected so closely with the noble act of lifesaving, speed lifesaving offers enjoyment, challenges and learning to all ages and abilities.” - RLSS 2006
This is an On Campus club. You’ll need a Warwick Sport Club Pass as well as a Sports Federation membership.
This is an Off Campus club. You’ll need a Warwick Sport Club Pass as well as a Sports Federation membership. Find out more about joining clubs here.
Current students should purchase the Lifesaving Standard Membership below.