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The University of Plymouth Surf Lifesaving Club 2020/2021

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Welcome to one of the UK's FEW University SURF Lifesaving Clubs! We practise general water-based lifesaving skills as well as first aid. We take these skills to speed based competitions all over the country and have a blast doing so! We also do beach trips for a day or the weekend to have a fun time on the beach and learn some sea-related lifesaving skills. This could spark your interest in becoming a beach lifeguard, or you could just have fun with the club. 


Club Changes

Due to COVID, the running of the club and our activities will be slightly different to ensure everyone's safety. However, we will do our best to run the club as 'normally' as we can. It's unlikely that any comps with the other lifesaving clubs will be running in the first term, or if they are going ahead, they'll be limmited. So we will be running a friendly inter-club competition to test the clubs' fitness and skills (as well as having a laugh, we don't take anything too seriously.)

We are also looking into setting up a weekly sea swim as part of our training sessions. So bring your wetsuits, it's going to get cold.


Throughout the year we offer pool lifeguarding courses and training (NPLQ) & beach lifeguarding courses (SLSGB/RLSS)! So far we have a 100% pass rate in all of these courses. And have trained over 130 lifesavers. 

We also run an annual beach lifeguard course with Adventure bay. This could turn into a great summer job! The course is also useful if you want to become a surf coach. We can also provide beach lifeguard training throughout the year.


  • Silver medal at the 2012 Championships in Bath
  • Gold medal in the RNLI Simulated Incident in the 2015 Championships.
  • Many of our members qualified for the World Lifesaving Championships during the RLSS National Speeds Competition.
  • Gold medal in the woman's singles event for rope throw in the 2020 Bristol Championships. She also set a BULSCA record! Go Keira!
  • Silver medal in the woman's group rope throw in the 2020 Bristol Championships.
The University of Plymouth Surf Lifesaving Club 2020/2021 are planning a very exciting year! We have formed a brand new enthusiastic committee that are determined to bring lots of good change to the club, despite covid trying to smite us. 
During Freshers month we will be holding several zoom calls where you can meet some of the committee for a virtual drink and ask any questions you may have. We will also make sure to get a space in the Rolle Marquee at some point during the month in case you want to talk to us face to face and grab some freebies (including cookies). 

Due to the life centre being closed, we will most likely be training at Plymton pool. However, we don't have our training times yet. This page will be updated when we have that information. 



Club President- Lorcan Frewin

Club Captain- Alice Becket

Beach Club Captain- Franchesca Vasey

Secretaries- Benedict Barber and Daisy Grainger

Health and Safety Officer- Laura Pidgeon

Treasurer- Sam Kielty-White

Social Sec- Mia Ball

Kit Officer- Rhianna Preece

If you have any questions, get in touch with us: