LIFESAVING – make a difference when it counts

At RASCALS we teach skills in water safety, accident prevention, survival, rescue, life support, emergency aftercare and first aid. Our classes are delivered under the accredited and progressive Rookie system for children under 12 years and the Survive and Save Programme for Seniors.

Each Rookie lifesaver receives a Rookie Lifeguard progress book where their progress is tracked through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Lifeguard Awards. Rookie Festivals (junior competitions) encourage children to showcase their lifesaving skills and compete against other clubs in a very friendly competitive environment.

For Seniors, the Survive and Save programme includes both traditional lifesaving and competitive speed lifesaving. Water filled manikins are towed, carried, and dived for. Accurate rope throwing and retrieval of a swimmer, fin races, obstacle races all test core fitness and strength. Competitions held by the RLSS UK (Royal Lifesaving Society UK) and the SLSGB (Surf Life Saving GB) attract teams from all over the UK and Ireland. RASCALS have a very enviable record in competition with impressive medal hauls most recently in National competitions in Sheffield and Swansea.

Over the summer months we have a number of Bridlington beach training sessions open to all RASCALS lifesavers.

Lifesaving is fun, inclusive and social. If you are a competitive swimmer and/or would like to expand your swimming activities or try something new, please contact us.

Lifesavers Contacts

LEAD COACH

Dan Woodthorpe – daniel.woodthorpe@sky.com

TEAM MANAGER

Dawn Lockwood – daw17s@hotmail.co.uk

WELFARE OFFICER

Rachel Healey – LSWelfare@ripleyrascals.org.uk

MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

Chris Dening – chris.dening1@btinternet.com