Lifesaving is one of the only activities that delivers both the physical and mental benefits of sport and physical activity whilst at the same time providing a skill for life that both enriches and could save lives.
Manvers Lifesaving is based at Manvers lake in the summer and Wath-upon-Dearne Leisure Centre Pool during the winter. Our aim is to teach first aid, personal survival and rescue skills to children from 8 years and older. The club is an affiliate of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and teaches the society’s Rookie lifeguard and National Lifesaving Academy awards. We are also a Children’s University learning destination and can sign off passports when children attend a session. For older members, we can also sign Duke of Edinburgh awards.
There are two groups for children to join.
This group is for children 8 years+ and follows the Rookie Lifeguard scheme of work from Bronze to Gold stage. Candidates learn first aid and CPR skills as well as discussing different water sites and their hazards. In the pool candidates learn personal survival, self-rescue and eventually progresses to rescue skills. To be in this group children must be able to swim at least 2 lengths front crawl in a good style.
Life Saving Academy
This group is for children 12 years+ and follows the National Lifesaving Academy scheme of work. Candidates are taught first aid and CPR skills as well as learning about different water features and their hazards. In the pool candidates learn personal survival, self-rescue and rescue skills. To be in this group children must be able to swim at least 2 lengths front crawl in a good style.
From 14+ years of age, candidates are able to progress their skills further by training to be an assistant lifesaving instructor or by volunteering as spotters at the lake's swimming sessions.
During the summer months, sessions run on select Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please see the link below for dates and more information.
During Winter sessions are held on Sunday afternoons at Wath Leisure Centre.
Wednesday evenings: 17:00 - 18:00pm
Saturday mornings: 09:00 - 10:00am
Sunday afternoons: 16:15 - 17:00pm
Bookings are put onto Webcollect weekly – If the booking you are trying to make is not available yet, please try booking later. Most of the booking slots for the week ahead are done on a Sunday evening.