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 Leisure Centre pool is currently closed for a 6-month refurbishment in May 2019 (currently due to re-open early 2020, but we'll keep you posted). During this time, Keynsham Life Saving Club we've temporarily moved our pool-based training sessions to Bath Sports and Leisure Centre where we have exclusive use of their beautiful six lane, 25m pool.

We meet at 6:30pm for Land based skills training, then we get into the pool for water-based training from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

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

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
North Parade Road

If you would like to try lifesaving, come for a FREE taster session. If you decide to join, training costs £55 per term (thats only £2.75 an hour!). If you join more than halfway through the term, you can pay a reduced rate of just £30 for the rest of your first term. 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.

We have three classifications of membership, with different rates as shown below...

    > Full Members pay £55/term
    > Associate Members (who don't attend training) pay £1/year
    > Coaches pay £1/year

To help us better manage the club, we have recently introduced a new online membership system called WebCollect. This will allow you to keep your contact details up-to-date, book events, and pay your subscriptions online.

Follow this link to our WebCollect site where you’ll be able to fill out a membership form and pay your subscription fees.

We encourage all our members to pay by Direct Debit wherever possible - it is simpler for the club and means that you never need to worry about missing a payment. We will notify you at least 3 working days before your next payment is due, and deduct the amount automatically from your account at the start of each term - you don't have to do a thing!

There is a surcharge of 50p to pay by cheque or bank transfer, and unfortunately we are unable to accept cash payments.

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.