About Us

We’ve been teaching water rescue and life saving skills to the people of North Kent since 1977. All our instructors are volunteers, but all trained to Royal Life Saving Society standards, and hold appropriate teaching qualifications and current DBS checks.

We are currently meeting some Saturday afternoons at Cygnet Leisure Centre, and most Sunday evenings at Cobham Hall, Kent. During the summer we train at Sheerness on one of the Isle of Sheppey’s main beaches, usually on a Sunday, time depending upon the tides.

Our courses not only teach crucial life saving and survival techniques, but also boost fitness, and enhance swimming skills. We offer Rookie Lifeguard and The National Lifesaving Academy Awards, as well as open water rescue awards. If you don’t fancy the water, but still want to learn life Support skills there are Life Support awards available. Hopefully there is a course for everyone!

In the wider community, Gravesham Life Saving Club provides free training CPR training for the general public including RLSS UK Save a Life Series, such as Save a Baby’s Life, etc.

The club has around 30 members with a wide variety of ages. Families are welcome to join, so that all the family can keep fit and learn vital life saving skills.

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