Otters have a successful Lifesaving section which teaches it’s members 2 Royal Lifesaving Society awards – The Survive and Save awards, and the Rookie Lifeguard Award.

The Survive & Save programme

The Survive and Save programme, which is the new lifesaving standard, is the most significant update to the Senior Awards programme by the RLSS for a considerable period. This is a ‘series’ of lifesaving awards that can teach personal survival, rescue, sport, fitness, skills and knowledge to anyone over the age of 12. The programme has 3 levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and has up to 4 awards available at each level (Medallion, Beach, Stillwater and Sport) – allowing your child to progress as skills are developed. 

The Survive and Save awards place an emphasis on self-rescue and survival skills. In addition to the familiar lifesaving rescue skills, the award the also includes information about open-water sites, emergency management, first aid and lifesaving sport.

Rookie Lifeguard programme

Rookie Lifeguard – the junior award scheme of RLSS UK, teaches children how to take better care of themselves, their family and friends, and gives them the information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities. The awards contain survival, rescue and sports skills as well as Life Support and water safety elements. Rookie Lifeguard is primarily aimed at children aged 8 – 12 years.

We also offer ‘experienced lifesavers’ or interested parents the opportunity to train as instructors. 

Our club members train each week on a Sunday night at Lime Kiln Leisure Centre between 8:30 & 9.15pm, and we enter them for assessments when they’re ready. This flexible approach means that new members are welcome to join the club at any time, instead of waiting for a course to start.

If you’re interested in your child joining, or would like any further information, please contact Gary on 07799 664299 or email him by using the form below.


Gary Usher