Lifeguard

New lifeguards qualify

The end of April saw the club qualify 7 new Surf Lifeguards and 5 surf lifesavers who will be voluntarily patrolling Exmouth beach this summer.  The courses cover a mixture of 1st aid, rescue and patrol methods as well as fitness tests.  A huge commitment by all to make sure they passed with flying colours.

The volunteers will also help to run junior surf life saving sport training as well as provide safety cover at a range of local and national open water swims and triathlons. 

The club's voluntary lifeguard patrols begin on Sunday 29th May and will cover Sundays and Bank Holidays until September.

If you would like to become qualified as a lifeguard, take part in surf life saving sport and help us in any other way please contact us

The longest day

A busy week was finished off with a fun day of patrolling and training at Exmouth. 

There was a good turnout for the day with 6 guards and 4 junior surf life savers assisting.

It was reasonably quiet all day with junior training taken by Tom with help from Kim; Snowy took Jake for ski training ready for Devons and we had a nice phys session on the beach with Tom.

Around 16.00 we were tasked by Solent coastguard and Dawlish surf lifesaving club  to recover a rib drifting off Dawlish.  We towed it back to Dawlish beach, reuniting it with very grateful owners.

On our return we were asked to assist the RNLI guards with the recovery of a kite surfer drifting out by the channel entrance.

Jake training hard for Devons! 

Jake training hard for Devons! 

Tri and Tri again!

Following hot on the heels of last weekend's mega triathlon event at Hyde Park, volunteers from the club attended a slightly smaller event at the weekend at short notice to help out Swim Safety.


The South Hams Triathlon, a brand new sprint distance triathlon at Blackpool Sands, saw 150 people enter. Starting with a sheltered swim across the stunning bay at Blackpool Sands, then onto the bike for a tough climb followed by a fast blast along Slapton Sands, Devon's flattest stretch of road. 

It was a crazily early start for Keith, Avalon, Jim and Dan who were on the water at 6am to help set the course.  We're happy to report the event went swimmingly with no one requiring removal from the water.  

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see  Facebook  for more pics

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see Facebook for more pics

The weekend was a relatively quiet one back at Exmouth with a few minor first aids and another excellent turnout for the junior training session on Sunday.  With competition season closing in fast the team is training hard to prepare for the Nationals on home turf again this August.

 

If you would like to get involved please visit the join us page

 

Thieves Steal Collection Tins During Break In


Unfortunately, last Sunday we discovered that our temporary tower at Orcombe Point had been broken into.

Thieves had used bolt croppers to remove three padlocks and on entering the tower they stole two collection tins containing approximately £20.

With the cost of repairs at £50, that's a big blow to our fundraising efforts.

If anyone has any information regarding the break in, please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting crime reference CR/112400/14.