How to become a Lifesaver
We have over 10,000 members based throughout our wide network of Branches, Clubs and Approved Training Centres, either as youth members, individual members, trainers or corporate members.
All our members' interests vary and include lifeguarding, water safety, competitions, and life support.
One key message is constant - our members are ALL promoting and helping to save lives.
Whether it is in the water or on land, the wide variety of courses and activities we offer are designed to teach skills and techniques to make a difference when it counts and when it is needed.
There are many ways you can become involved as a Lifesaver:
- Become a member and participate in a wide range of exciting and rewarding activities.
- Learn new skills which you could use to save a life.
- Gain a recognised qualification.
- Make a donation to help us provide lifesaving information and training for people of all ages and backgrounds.
You do not need to teach lifesaving skills to become involved. You may wish to consider being involved through other areas, such as assisting with administration, IT, or fundraising. You may have expertise through your professional activities that you may wish to use and could help play a part with.
What we value is that everyone's contributions – however big or small, are always welcome.
Benefits of getting involved in lifesaving
There are so many short and longer term benefits of getting involved in lifesaving.
Lifesavers can be the crucial difference between an incident being discovered and the emergency services arriving.
Emergencies do not simply just happen to other people, and basic lifesaving skills could be called upon when you least expect it.
Have you ever thought it could be your family or your friends who may need your life saving skills at any time, to save their lives?
By getting involved in lifesaving you are gaining a skill for life.
Other benefits to consider
- Being part of a friendly, forward thinking worldwide organisation.
- The opportunity to learn and achieve qualifications through our internationally-recognised training courses, which also provide a pathway for further opportunities in lifesaving and in general society.
- Improve and develop your confidence levels and communication skills.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Opportunity for personal development and empowerment.
- Meeting new friends and developing new friendships.
Lifesaving offers the chance to meet new friends and develop new friendships. This can extend from meeting people from being part of a local club or regional branch, to meeting members further afield on a national and international scale.
- Access to a vast UK Club network.
- Part of the worldwide network of lifesavers and lifeguards.
- Opportunity to take part in local, regional, national and international Lifesaving competitions.
- Share news, views and current affairs from the lifeguarding and lifesaving world.
- Receive the Lifesavers Direct Catalogue with special offers on a wide range of related merchandise.
- Automatic worldwide insurance against third party liability and personal accident when lifesaving and lifeguarding.
- Improve your fitness levels.
- A rewarding and general sense of well-being and fulfilment from 'making a difference'.