‘A conference focusing on increasing participation for individuals, clubs, groups and branches’

RLSS UK Conference will be taking place at Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, on Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 July 2017.

Active participation is key to reducing drowning across the UK. The more people we engage in essential lifesaving skills, the more chance they have or keeping themselves and others safe. Volunteers, lifesaving clubs and branches are uniquely placed to pass on these skills through their sessions; encouraging communities to come together in an enjoyable and friendly way.

The 2017 Conference is focused on giving back to you, to allow you to increase your capacity and knowledge. We aim to deliver an innovative conference that will provide a host of tools and insight, from a variety of sectors, case studies and specialists. The conference will leave you, as a delegate, brimming with ideas and tools to support you to grow your activity and make things that little bit easier to manage.

This year’s full programme is available to view here.

More information on workshops, along with the workshop selection form can be found here.
*Please note course requirements for each session

To book onto the event please complete the following booking form and return to [email protected].

Alternatively, you will be able to book online here.

It’s that time of year again when we ask you, our wonderful branches, to starting thinking about and submitting entries for the 2017 Branch Challenge.

With our conference reflecting a theme of activity and participation, we are calling for submissions to be an innovative and progressive activity or initiative that has bolstered and improved the club. This might be a novel way to recruit new members or a new dynamic activity to increase participation from across your community! The possibilities are endless and all in the spirit that these ideas could be replicated across the charity’s branches and clubs. This is about sharing great ideas and practice!

Please send your submission with the following details to [email protected] by 31 May to be included in this year’s contest!

Please include: 

  • Branch name
  • Club or group name
  • Aim of the project
  • Impact it has had on the club/community
  • Include a maximum of 3 photos

Our Supporters

Fin2FitActive IQ and RLSS Direct are all supporting RLSS UK’s Conference and will be exhibiting in The Rotunda.

Terms and Conditions


Programme Information is correct at the time of going to print and is subject to change.

Event Information

RLSS UK Conference (Single and Twin) This will include entrance to the RLSS UK Conference on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, food and entertainment on Saturday evening and accommodation for the Saturday night only.


Accommodation will be provided for the Saturday only unless a request has been made for an additional night. Please contact the Event Organiser to add any extra nights on to your weekend.


All requests for bookings to be paid through centralised banking must be approved by the branch chair. Payment for all places must be arranged at the time of booking with payment made before the event takes place.


The Event Organiser must be informed of any cancellations no less than 28 days prior to the event taking place. Any cancellations that fall within 28 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Booking Deadline

Bookings are on a first come, first served basis and must be received by Friday 26 May 2017.

Car Parking

Car parking is free of charge for all attendees.


By attending the RLSS UK Conference you agree to the possibility of having your photo taken which may be shared for any RLSS UK media. If you do not wish for your picture to be taken, please let a member of staff know.


At the time of booking, you are responsible for letting the Event Organiser know of any dietary requirements / allergies. RLSS UK does not take any responsibility for your consumption of food/drink where prior notification has not been provided. A set menu may be provided at certain points throughout the event. If you are concerned about the choices that may be provided you must contact the Event Organiser no less than two weeks before the event.


Travel arrangements cannot be made by RLSS UK. This includes the booking of flights, trains, taxis or hire cars.