Directory Category: Sports & Games

Sports & Games

The Chalkwell Redcaps Surf Life Saving Club is a local Southend sports club. The club was created to establish a safe environment for open water swimming at Chalkwell Beach. Since the club started with 12 swimming members in May 2010 it has gone from strength to strength and is the first of its kind to be set up in Essex. We are situated at Chalkwell Esplanade next to Chalkwell bowls club and we provide regular training sessions throughout the year.

The club has been set up by 4 qualified beach lifeguards and was initially developed to maintain fitness levels for rescue work, however, over the years non-lifeguards have joined and developed their own skills which has expanded the club and grown into this new voluntary service.

Lifeguard Fitness Club – The Chalkwell Redcaps SLSC provides a weekly fitness session open to club members and non-members alike. This session is completely free and happens every Sunday from 10am to 11am. These sessions include beach and water activities suitable for any level of fitness and there is no need to have any lifesaving experience to join in.

Club Training – After the open fitness session the club provides life guard specific training including basic life support, rescue skills and water safety. This session occurs after the Fitness session, the club also provides regular training to National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Level (NVBLQ) which is an internationally recognised qualification and is essential if you are looking to become a professional lifeguard.

Club Activities – Chalkwell Redcaps SLSC provides safety cover for many of the water-based events including the pier swim and the raft race and also provides safety support for one of the largest sea swimming clubs in the country. We meet regularly throughout the summer to provide safety support and hone our skills.

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01702 215612

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0203 848 4670

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