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About KLSC

Keynsham Life Saving Club members learn to save lives!

During our weekly training sessions you'll learn how to deal with life-threatening first-aid emergencies such as choking, bleeding and medical shock; and how to help someone who's fallen unconscious or has stopped breathing. You'll also learn specialised water-rescue skills: learning how to keep yourself safe and how to assist swimmers in difficulty.

We offer a range of Royal Lifesaving Society awards, including Rookie Lifeguard (the junior award scheme aimed at children aged 8-12 years) and the Survive and Save programme (aimed at lifesavers aged 12 to Adult). Once you've perfected your own skills, we offer the opportunity to train as an instructor so that you can share your skills with others. The club offers a rolling programme of training so new members can join any time without worrying about missing the start of a course. Once lifesavers reach the required standard we enter them for assessment when they're ready.

Club members also have the opportunity to enter lifesaving competitions at other clubs - this is a great way to practice real-life skills in simulated incidents. We also run open-water trips to the beach and local lakes so that you can put your skills into practice in a real environment.

Everyone is welcome at Keynsham Lifesaving Club: whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced lifeguard! We have a whole range of ages and abilities so you're bound to find a course that suits you. To take part in water-based activities you must be able to swim 200m, but if just want to learn a bit of first aid then this is also the club for you.

Keynsham lifesaving club trains on Sunday evenings at Keynsham Leisure Centre. We meet at 7 for Land based skills training, then we get into the pool for water-based training from 8pm-9pm.

We don't train every week so check the calendar to avoid disappointment.

Keynsham Leisure Centre
Temple Street
Keynsham
Bristol
BS31 1HE

Keynsham is located halfway between Bath and Bristol - click here for a map.

If you would like to try lifesaving, come for a FREE taster session. If you decide to join, training costs £50 per term (thats only £2.50 an hour!). All of our instructors are volunteers, and the club is run on a not-for-profit basis. Tuition is included in the price, and taking awards will only cost a small exam fee.

The rates for instructors / committee members are slightly different...

    > Full Members pay £50/term
    > Associate Members (who don't attend training) pay £5/year
    > Committee Members aged 18+ who don't attend training pay £1/year
    > Fully qualified instructors aged 18+ pay £1/year
    > Helpers or instructors aged under 18 pay £25/term

All you need to bring is your swimming costume, a towel and an old T-shirt to wear in the water.

Give lifesaving a try! Simply drop in on a Sunday evening training session (Aim to arrive at 6:50 and make yourself known to one of the instructors), or contact the chairman.