New events added

We've added some new events to the events calendar.

 

Paddle Round the Pier

Annual beach festival held in Brighton and organised by friend of the club Dave Samuels. As usual club members will be going over to help with safety cover and the access beach.  There is the biggest prize pot of season up for grabs for the competitive types with £6k on offer across all of the different events!   Contact Keith if you are interested in going along with the club.

More info is available on their website

http://www.paddleroundthepier.com

 

Taw Triple

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • 2:00pm 

Organised by Woolacombe SLSC this annual events of a triathlon with a twist, 400m pool swim, 3.5km run and finally a 3.5km ski leg instead of the bike! More info on their website. They are also offering a biathlon.

http://www.woolacombeslsc.co.uk

 

Summer is here!

British Summer Time is here! That means it's light enough to begin training outdoors again on a Tuesday evening.  For the next few weeks we'll be starting at 6.30 to make the most of the day light.  last night was a great session with a downwind paddle capped off by a little wave

Tuesday is a fitness session for all club members.  Training sessions are designed to make the most of the conditions.  If it's flat we usually work on board, ski and swim, if there's surf we hone our board riding and racing skills.

We're also going to offer a casual Thursday night training session for seniors only.  This will be organised on a week by week basis depending on who is available to open up.

Visit the Training page to keep up to date with all of our training times.

 

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.

Exmouth Voluntary Guard teach the St Johns Ambulance cadets of Bristol

This week specially trained lifeguard coaches Ashley Jones and David Tidball trained over 50 children in Lifeguard skills as part of their summer holiday outdoor activities camp. Exmouth Beach Rescue Club has over the past few years pioneered the Junior Lifeguard course created by Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB).

 “Last year we were approached by the St Johns Ambulance Trust to teach their inner city kids. That try out of 20 kids proved so successful over 50 children booked a course this year” said Ashley Jones. “We were surprised so many children, who spend so little time in salt-water, wanted to immerse themselves in lifeguarding. they responded well and enjoyed themselves making their week at the beach a milestone event in their young lives.”

Over 3 days the EBRC volunteers taught, beach safety, environmental awareness, beach exercise and first aid to the St Johns cadets. In the afternoon the children were encouraged to explore the sea, through wading, swimming and board skills.

David “Tids” Tidball pointed out “The skills set they acquired were no where as physical as the skill set we developed for the Exeter Chiefs , but our training and assessment ability helps us establish safe boundries for all levels of ability to explore and develop their potential as individuals and within a team”

Tids extensive contacts as the owner operator of The Tad Shop enabled him to secure the use of “The Monster” a 5 metre inflatable paddling platform which gave all the kids of endless fun!

26/5/13 Press Release

Double rescue for volunteer lifeguards in near drowning. A dramatic rescue of two men took place at Exmouth today. Volunteer Lifeguards from Exmouth Beach Rescue Club were on their first official patrol of the season when the drama unfolded. Shortly after 11:30 the two men from Exeter were plucked from the water between Foxholes car park and Orcombe Point just seconds before they both drowned. Club Senior Lifeguard Nigel Snowshall said, “We were just over an hour into our first patrol when one of our Guards spotted a swimmer heading a considerable distance from the shore. It soon became clear that another swimmer was also heading the same way. Due to the strong outgoing spring tide, a rescue paddleboard was launched from our outpost at Orcombe Point to intercept the swimmers and give safety advice. It quickly became evident that both swimmers were having difficulties in the strong currents and were both struggling to stay afloat. The Arancia rescue boat was immediately launched from our main base at Foxholes to assist in the rescue. Local Stand Up Paddleboarders assisted the first Lifeguard on scene to secure both patients and helped return them to shore for treatment.” One casualty required oxygen therapy and was treated for suspected Hypothermia whilst waiting for the ambulance. Club Lifeguards assisted the ambulance crews with the treatment of both casualties. Local paddleboarders and a local ex nurse all assisted in dealing with the incident. Both men were taken to hospital by ambulance following the incident for follow up treatment. The Incident is thought to have taken place when the man in his twenties ventured too far out having been caught in the strong tide. One of his two carers, believed to be in his fifties, went to assist him but got into difficulties as the tide swept both men out to sea. Mr Snowshall said “We are very grateful for the assistance received from the local people, in an incident of this nature it’s all hands on deck and the most simple help can be invaluable. It is essential for anyone undertaking activities in the sea to seek up to date safety advice before they start. Tidal conditions can take even the most experienced people by surprise and can be very deceiving. Outgoing Spring tides can be particularly dangerous to the unprepared water user.” Later in the day Club volunteers were called to deal with a medical emergency when a 27year old lady, who was 5 months pregnant suffered chest pains and was hyperventilating. Club Lifeguard Maff Richardson, a paramedic with South West Ambulance Service Trust, treated the lady before the ambulance arrived and she was taken to hospital for further treatment. Soon after a man in his seventies fell from the sea wall opposite the Volunteer Lifeguard headquarters and suffered minor back injuries. The man continued his day out following treatment by Club Volunteer Lifeguards. Other incidents dealt with by Club members during the day were a lost child and a child locked in the toilets.

2/6/13 Press Release

Volunteer Lifeguards at Exmouth are warning people of the dangers from disposable barbeques being used on the beach after a four year old girl received serious burns from the hot sand during a family visit to the beach on Sunday. The Polish family from Heathfield near Newton Abbot were on a day trip to Exmouth when the incident occurred. Volunteer Lifeguards from Exmouth Beach Rescue Club treated the girl before sending her to the Exmouth Minor Injuries Unit for further treatment. Club spokesman Nigel Snowshall said “We were alerted to the incident by a member of the public who witnessed the incident. A family member removed the disposable barbeque from the sand in order to dispose of it. Unfortunately the little girl walked across the area where the barbeque had been and fell onto one hand receiving serious burns to her left foot and hand”. “People do not realise how hot the sand gets underneath these barbeques and how long it stays hot for. We regularly deal with these incidents despite our efforts to advise people of the risks. We have worked with local Firefighters and East Devon District Council in an effort to promote the safe use and disposal of these types of barbeques popular with beach goers. We have managed to reduce incidents of bin fires along the beach caused by careless disposal but are still experiencing many burns caused by the hot sand”. “We definitely don’t want to spoil peoples’ fun but would urge them to take note of the following safety advice”. Have the barbeque away from any combustible materials. Never leave the barbeque unattended and supervise children closely when cooking. When finished, allow the barbeque to cool before handling it. Use water to ensure the barbeque is completely extinguished but do so carefully to avoid steam burns. Use water to cool the sand underneath the site and rake the sand around with a bucket or spade to allow the heat to dissipate. Finally do not put the barbeque in the bin, leave it next to the bin for disposal. This will prevent any risk of a bin fire. Mr Snowshall said “The club will step up its campaign on barbeque safety. These are serious burns that people are receiving. Burns like this can remain very painful for weeks with the risk of infection and other complications. Burns on the feet are particularly difficult to treat and keep clean and can render a person unable to walk for some time”.

Your clubs had quite a weekend!

Nigel and Tom's service was requested to be part of the water safety team in IRBs ensuring that no difficulties suffered by the swimmers were anything but minor, 

while back in Exmouth our own IRB was tasked with providing safety cover on the infamous Fairway Buoy swim run by the 

alongside our normal volunteer lifeguard patrols at both Maer Rocks and Orcombe point!

An incredible feat and a fantastic national service thats been

  Saving lives since 1986