Oxford University Lifesaving Club 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.
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.
Over the coming year we hope to attend more competitions and grow our club further.