A small, social but successful club that finds a balance between training hard to achieve great results and keeping everything we do enjoyable. We train 3 times a week, one water based skills session which will include first aid in the water, dealing with aquatic casual
ties, rope throw practice, manikin handling and race skills for the variety of events that lifesaving speed events bring. Our dry training sessions focus on first aid skills from CPR to cuts and bruises, we will also take all these skills and put them into simulated scenarios which test our teamwork, leadership, initiative, and decision making. We hold one fitness session a week where we work solely on swimming fitness and technique in preparation for the competitions that define the lifesaving year. This session is always followed by brunch which as a club we take just as seriously as the training session. The majority of the club also participate in swimming fitness outside of official club training.
The 2017 National Championships Team at Which Bristol came 3rd overall
This training is only part of what our club does, we will always find time in our week to meet up whether that be going to the SU bar after training, brunch together after fitness or simply finding any excuse to avoid university work together. Our club is defined more by the friends we create in it than the results we achieve through it and we aim for every member to feel this throughout their time in our club.
Taken at the 2017 cocktail party, just one of the more organised socials of the year
For more information visit our website Bristol.ac.uk/Depts/Union/Lifesaving or email BristolUniLifesaving@gmail.com
For updates on what we do over the course of a year visit: