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