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Welcome to the University of London Lifesaving Club. Founded initially as a society in the early 1990s, we developed into a sports club circa '98, and have continued expanding ever since. We are a vibrant and dynamic club offering a broad range of activities catering for all abilities and interests. We compete successfully at all levels of lifesaving sport, up to and including the World Championships. The club also provides a wide range of awards including the RLSS Life Support, Survive&Save and the nationally recognised Pool Lifeguard qualification. Our community programme enables members to train the public in the latest resuscitation techniques and looks great on CVs. As if this wasn't enough, the club organises a busy calendar of social events.


What we do?

Dryside is more theory based and is where we learn and practice first aid skills for competitions. In order to compete effectively members will be expected to train towards their Life Support award as a basis for their first aid skills. The basic skills we learn include dealing with bleeds, burns, broken bones, various medical conditions as well as adult, child and baby CPR. To hone our skills we practice working in teams of four to deal with mock scenarios in the form of Simulated Emergency Rescue Competitions (SERCs).

Poolside is the more physically demanding side of training where we train for the pool events in competitions. As part of this we learn and practice various rescue techniques for helping people in trouble around water, with the aim that all members should take and pass a Survive&Save Bronze award within their first year. The events we practice for in particular are: the line throw, swim and tow, medley relay, obstacles, manikin carry, and not forgetting the pool based SERC!


When and Where We Meet

When: We hold session every week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Where: Student Central building, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY (Our dry sessions are normally in Bloomsbury Room)

What to bring: Swimming gear and lots of enthusiasm!











Who are the Coaches?

Coaching is a joint effort run by our RLSS Instructors and experienced members. We are also lucky to have a competitive swimmer in our mist. The club believes that everyone brings something new and our instructors wish to share their knowledge and experience with you, making sure you get the most out of each and every training session.



The Lifesaving club is passionate about all aspects of lifesaving; training in both water safety education and lifesaving sporting events. The club completes in the annual Student BULSCA league throughout the academic year in nine competitions held in various universities across the UK with an intensive 2 day National Championship Competition testing both individual speeds and team events. The club also provides a wide range of nationally and internationally recognised awards on behalf of the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS). We also take some time in the summer to work with RLSS Essex to help teach young lifesavers about competitions, which again looks great on your CV.



In the 2014 BULSCA league the Lifesaving Club competed against 12 other University Clubs from around the UK. The A team have consistently done exceptionally well,  finishing the league in 2nd place , earning 4 golds and 3 bronzes in this year’s competitions and setting national student records for both swim and tow relay and men's individual 12.5m line throw. The B team have also had a successful year with the highlight being the BULSCA  National  Student Championships where the B team were awarded third place in the Dry SERC, an event held annually at the National Championships; beating not only our A team, placed fourth, but also  an additional 11 A teams competing at the competition. This success continued in the Czech Republic when 6 of our lifesavers were selected to compete with another 24 Lifesavers from around Britain in the European Grand Prix Moravie Competition in Brno, Czech Republic. While in the Czech Republic our representatives won 4 medals; setting a new club and competition record for the 12.5m Female Line Throw with a time of 14.54 seconds.


What does it cost?

A full membership to the club costs £20, while associate membership costs £30. 

Please note that for the 2017/18 session all members attending training sessions in Energybase facilities will be required to purchase an Energybase membership. Club members have 2 Energybase membership options:

  A. GYM MEMBERSHIP (access to all gym facilities)


1 day

1 month

3 months

6 months

12 months

  Full Student Member






  Associate Member (Student)






  Associate Member






* Student and associate student club members qualify for a 50% discount on an annual pass. The price for   annual Energybase pass is £ 240.00 and £300.00 respectively for non-club members. 

NOTE: The discounted annual membership is only valid till 31st August 2018, irregardless of date of purchase. 

  B. CLUB ONLY PASS (access to the pool during club sessions only)


Valid till 31st August 2018

  Full Student Member


  Associate Member (Student)


  Associate Member


Please send an email to ululifesaving@gmail.com or come speak to one of the committe members for more information.

Joining a Student Central club and society is the same for all clubs and societies:

1.     Contact your society

2.     Get a Student Central Card

3.     Sign in to the Student Central website (you will receive an activation email after getting your card)

4.     Purchase your membership online




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