Information for participants and parents
We believe that Junior Lifeguard is a programme that gives children the tools and knowledge to be safer by the sea, and therefore for parents to feel at ease to allow them to have fun in the water.
During the Junior Lifeguard session children will learn to bodysurf, dolphin dive, paddle a rescue board, identify waves, rip currents and other dangers as well as fun beach activities including ‘beach flags’, a fast and energetic sport event.
The sessions will cater for the ability of the group; the only pre-requisite is that the child must be able to swim 50m unaided. All coaches are experienced in working with children and have full DBS checks and safeguarding training.
All participants will receive a SLSGB Junior Lifeguard certificate – an SLSGB entry-level award which will enable children to progress onto our Nipper education programme if they’d like to.
You don’t need any equipment to take part, but wetsuits are advised. Your Junior Lifeguard provider will be able to help you if you don’t have your own.
Sessions will be running at the following clubs/beaches (watch this space as we'll be adding more sessions and venues):
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth - contact Matthew Stone: 07954 615028 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Perranporth, starting 27 July. Contact Nigel Bowden: 07836 798019 or email@example.com
Tintagel - contact Les Freke: 01840 770928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitsand - contact John Chadwick 07811 197396 or email@example.com
Exmouth - contact David Tidball 07811 110611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saunton Sands - starting from 16th June, then every Sunday (and midweek sessions TBC). Contact Dave Worms:email@example.com or 07815 973468
Sidmouth - contact Dave Manley 07714303065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teignmouth - contact Dominic Round: 07870746516 or email@example.com
Torbay - starting from 15 July, contact Brendon Prince: 07974 243965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christchurch SLSC (in conjunction with Bournemouth Council) - starting 1 Aug (TBC). Contact Anton Nichols 07868492233 or email@example.com
North Norfolk SLSC, Cromer - contact Adam Frere-Smith 07854 638247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton - contact Virginia Barnacle 07967117843 or email@example.com
Seaford - visit seafordlifeguards.org for details
Or you can contact us to find out your nearest session on 01392 218007.
Information for schools and youth organisations
Junior Lifeguard is an ideal introduction to surf life saving for schools and youth organisations. It’s a great activity for primary and secondary schools, colleges, summer schools and youth groups.
The programme aims to improve children’s confidence, team work and social skills whilst giving them the opportunity to develop a new fun and healthy sporting interest for life. Junior Lifeguard offers a unique non-traditional activity for schools, which fits perfectly with Government strategies for physical education and sport.
If you are a teacher and interested in delivering Junior Lifeguard at your school, please contact Lauren Turner.
Information for clubs, trainers and coaches
If you are a club, trainer and coach, you can find out more about running Junior Lifeguard at your club by clicking here.