British Canoeing Lifeguards

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British Canoeing Lifeguards

The British Canoeing Lifeguards are a specialist discipline committee of British Canoeing and are responsible for the management and administration of canoe based lifeguarding.

We aim to provide and develop paddlecraft based water rescue/safety training, qualifications, services and advice on inland and coastal waters

British Canoeing Lifeguards provide lifeguard safety cover for events such as open water swims, triathlons, sea swims, canoe events/races as well as some units providing front line lifeguard cover on busy UK beaches. 

The Lifeguards also provide a range of safety and first aid training awards, Aquatic First Aid Awards, Canoe Safety Tests and Swim Event Safety Awards, and run numerous events and competitions promoting and testing / challenging the safety standards and skills of their members.

Aquatic First Aid

Aquatic First Aid award syllabus and trainer resources

Paddlecraft Search Technician Award

New for 2020, find out more about the Paddlecraft Search Technician Award

Courses & Events

Looking for a course or event? Details can be found here

Canoe Lifeguarding

You can find out more about Canoe Lifeguarding including the awards and qualifications available

Swim Event Safety Award (SESA)

Find out more about the SESA award, including syllabus and trainer resources

Contact Us

Our contact details are here if you need to get in touch