Lifesaving incorporates elements of speed lifesaving, swimming technique, stamina, basic first aid and CPR and lifesaving theory. Lifesaving is inclusive to all genders and levels of experience, and we welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Lifesaving.
Our Club | Oxford University Lifesaving Club
Lifesaving is a small, friendly club, dedicated to learning lifesaving skills for use in, on and around water. We were founded in 1995 and train twice a week during term time at the Rosenblatt Pool on Iffley Road. The club welcomes members of the local community to join and is open to all levels of experience, including beginners.
On Monday evenings we focus on speed lifesaving, improving swimming technique and developing stamina for an hour in the pool. We spend an hour on Saturday afternoons doing dry-side. These activities range from practising basic first aid and CPR, to learning lifesaving theory. After dry-side we get in the pool for an hour to hone our aquatic rescue skills.
Our training sessions are great preparation for competing in lifesaving competitions, in addition to working towards RLSS Survive and Save Awards. In lifesaving competitions we work in a team to respond to a simulated emergency and compete in speed events such as the rope throw relay and the swim and tow relay.
The Oxford University Lifesaving Club trains in accordance with award schemes/qualifications set down by the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS). The club also competes in competitions organised by the British Universities Lifesaving Clubs Association (BULSCA).
Additional opportunities to participate in the sport of Lifesaving have been established by joining the club with Cambridge Lifesaving Club – creating and Oxbridge team at BULSCA affiliated competitions.
For more details on our club including memberships & training times please visit our club website:
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