About Us

We’ve been teaching life saving skills to the people of North West Kent for more than 40 years.

Our volunteer instructors – all trained to Royal Life Saving Society and British Heart Foundation standards – work for a variety of emergency, medical and water-based organisations including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and the Port of London Authority.

We meet for two hours every Sunday at Cygnet Leisure Centre in Northfleet, Kent, and, during the summer we train with Sheerness Swimming and Lifeguard Corps on one of the Isle of Sheppey’s main beaches.

Our courses not only teach crucial life saving and survival techniques, but also boost fitness, and enhance swimming skills.

In the wider community, Gravesham Life Saving Club provides free training for the general public including RLSS UK Save a Life series , and British Heart Foundation Heartstart course.

The club has around 30 members, a number of whom work as professional pool and beach lifeguards.

If you’re older than 8, can swim 150 metres (six lengths), and may be asked to recover a brick from the bottom of the pool in 1.5 metres of water, you could be eligible to join. We encourage applications from all members of society, and as such follow our Equity Policy

For more information, email us at graveshamlsc@hotmail.com