Newsletter - July/August 2017

Read on for information on training, competition successes and our summer events.

Congratulations to our Beach Competitors this Summer

EVLG has had a busy few months competing in various Beach/Surf Lifesaving Competitions locally, regionally and nationally. All competitors have shown excellent skills and sportsmanship throughout the events. Here are just a few of the photos from the events. A huge thank you should also be made to those members, families and friends that also attend the events as support to officiate, help with equipment and encourage our teams. Many thanks, without you these events would not run smoothly. 

Sussex Beach Lifeguard Championships

On Saturday 8th July, the RLSS Sussex Beach Lifeguard Championships were held in Eastbourne. It was a great morning of competition! Points are awarded for each event and collated to award the overall trophy - Congratulations to our team who were the overall winners!

Sussex Rookie Beach Festival Results

On Saturday 8th July 2017, the Sussex Branch Rookie Beach Festival was held at Eastbourne. Congratulations to all the Rookies that took part - some amazing runs, swims and paddles. A huge thank you to all the helpers from BLSC, CTLSC and EVLG. A great event! The winners were:
Under 15 - Beacon Lifesaving Club
Under 13 - Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards

SER Beach Lifesaving Championship Results

Well done to all those members that took part in the SER Beach Lifeguard Competition on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Westbrook Bay. A full copy of the results can be found here.
EVLG represented Sussex in Boy Cadets and Ladies Teams. The winners were:
Girl Cadets - Sussex
Boy Cadets - Kent (Well done Sussex, 2nd place)
Ladies - Sussex
Mens - Not held

SLSGB Masters National Surf Lifesaving Championships

On the 12th & 13th August the SLSGB Masters National Lifesaving Championships were held in Holywell Bay. The EVLG Master Team had a wonderful weekend of competing and some great achievements. The team finished 14th overall, with two gold, six silver and one bronze medal - well done! A full copy of the results can be found here.

Beach Lifesaving Weekend with Surrey Branch

It was a great weekend of training and club promotion during the BeachLife Event in July. Members from Surrey joined us for a weekend to achieve the RLSS Survive and Save Beach Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Congratulations to those from EVLG that achieved their Gold Beach Awards! A huge thank you to Surrey Branch for organising and running the weekend with us, which included a special paddleboarding session, a visit to the RNLI Station and pleanty of yummy cakes! Also a huge thank you to members and parents that were able to support us in promoting the club to members of the public.
We will be holding another weekend on the 16th/17th September. If you would like to participate, please email us or speak to Zoe asap. 

EVLG Autumn Training

We will be back at the Sovereign Centre for September - December 2017. Members should have received emails over the summer regarding the changes to training during this time.

Please note that there will be a limit for the number of participants each term based on the number of Instructors and Assistant Instructors available, as which we have the right to refuse entry on the night for anyone who has not registered for the term to ensure the safety of participants. If you wish to secure a place, please register as soon as possible for the term ahead.

Rookie Lifeguard & Lifesaving Awards Session
7-8pm Training Pool & Gala Pool

Rookies (aged 8-13) will work in small groups towards the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bolt-on Rookie Lifeguard Awards aiming to complete one core and one bolt-on award each term. Certificates will be available upon competition for £2.50 each.
Survive and Save Medallion Award will be held for those ages 12+ during the term. Any new member of this age should aim to complete this award.Please follow this link to register for the sessions:  Thursday Rookie Lifeguard and Lifesaving Awards Session
For those wishing to complete a Survive and Save Medallion Award, please also make payment of £20 for your award by following this link:  Survive and Save Award Assessment 2017

Lifesaving Sport & Fitness Session
8-9pm Training Pool & Gala Pool

This structured session is aimed at members who hold or have held a lifesaving award and are aged 13+, to include adults and masters. The session will be based around the development of fitness and lifesaving sport skills, whilst maintaining basic lifesaving skills from the awards.
Please follow this link to register for the sessions: Thursday Lifesaving Sport and Fitness Session

Trial Session for New Members

Thursday 7th September 2017

On Thursday 7th September, we will be holding an open trial session for new and prospective participants of all ages for each session. We would appreciate it if you could help spread the word, invite friends and offer a little time to aid our promotional events over the coming months. We have a new stock of leaflets for the club, if you would like any to hand out or a poster to put up at a local club, school or community centre please contact us.

Would you like to complete an award this autumn?

Throughout the autumn we will be offering a selection of RLSS awards. Please register to participate in these awards via WebCollect. If you have any questions, or would like to complete an award that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact Zoe. 

Rookie - Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
The Rookies will be working towards the appropriate levels this autumn. Certificates will be available upon completetion at the end of the autumn.

RLSS Survive and Save Medallion Awards
We are working towards the Bronze, Silver or Gold Medallion Awards. If you or your child would like to be assessed for one of these awards please make your payment via webcollect. If you have not previously attained an award in Survive and Save, please select Bronze. 

RLSS Assistant Instructors Qualifications
We are looking to run a Assistant Instructors course during the term.
Please register your interest on with Zoe asap. 

The Great British Beach Clean is taking part on Saturday 16th September. We are encouraging members to join the beach cleaning efforts at Holywell between 12pm and 2pm. Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children are welcome to attend accompanied by a responsible adult. We hope to see you there!

Thank you from RLSS Sussex

A huge thank you to our members who volunteered as officials, time keepers, recorders and equipment officers at the RLSS Sussex Beach Lifesaving Competitions at the clubhouse. Without your help, it would not have run so smoothly. Thank you!

Competitions Open for Entries

Dates for competitions during Autumn will be released soon! 
Good luck to those taking part in the RLSS SER Lifesaving Championships this weekend. 
Please click here to read the RLSS Sussex Branch Newsletter for July

RLSS Sussex Branch - Celebrating 60 Years

60th Anniversary Dinner Dance 

We welcome members, friends and family to join us for a evening of good food and dancing, to celebrate our 60th Anniversary of lifesaving in Sussex. 
Date: Saturday 16th September
Location: White Hart Hotel in Lewes
Cost: £35.00 each, including a 3 course dinner.
Book your place here before 5pm Friday 1st September. 

Swim 60 Fundraising Challenge

We are challenging lifesavers across the county to take part in a sponsored challenge to raise funds for both the RLSS Sussex Branch and your lifesaving club. The challenge is to swim 60 lengths in one session. You are welcome to make the challenge more challenging, if you wish. For example, by wearing clothes or a torpedo buoy, or even towing a fellow member. Why 60? Well, this year the RLSS Sussex Branch celebrates its 60th year of lifesaving. Each registered participant that completes the challenge and returns their sponsorship form will receive a 60th anniversary commemorative badge. If you would like to take up the Swim 60 Challenge please register here and download a copy of the sponsorship from from here.

Order your Club Clothing here

£20 Blue Club Hoodie
£15 Blue Club Polo Shirt
£12 White Club T-shirt
£5 Club Swim Hat

Please order via WebCollect here.

If you have any questions please visit our website or email us via

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