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The Situation

Worldwide many traditional lifesaving clubs have been in decline for some time. It is sometimes hard for them to adjust to changes in society due to their rigid top-down approach of the leadership, or national organisations and governing bodies. They gradually took the fun out of lifesaving which has led to staff shortages in leisure centres.

Let's turn this around !

Your Mission: Help Your Community

Outdated lifesaving and swimming clubs are now being overtaken by fun driven sports teams, often with support from commercial sponsors. Their organisational structure is simple and very flexible, so they can quickly adapt to new developments. Classes are far more realistic than before, simulating situations as they might occur, not some simplified exercises.

We've arranged the pages of this website so you can quickly build lesson plans from them. Simply print the pages and share them with your team.

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Come and join us in the swimmingpool !
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Keep it Simple

Free Lifesaving Teams are fun, simple and agile. Keep to an easy organisational structure, free from committees, governing bodies, and other such overheads. Just get a few friends together and start training. Lifesaving and survival swimming is more fun in a simple team than a club with complex rules and committees.


lifesaving class You need no formal membership, just a mailing list in your email program. Many lifeguard teams run on a tight budget, so cut out as much paperwork as possible. Besides, paper is a fire hazard.

Many survival and lifeguard teams are very small, often local friends who like to swim together and want to do something more useful than swimming up and down.

Some teams are part of hotel staff or a leisure centre. Some are bigger with a wider catchment area.


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Forget committees, big ego, paper pushers and complex club rules. Organise as a holocratic team of equals who decide on consensus. Decide matters with the whole team when you get together. Do video calls when your team requires it.

It might be helpful if someone in your team is a member of a regional or national lifesaving organisation, so you can have their assessors come in for any lifeguarding certificates you may want. Make sure you keep your independence.

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