The Sheerness Lifesaving club has patrolled the Sheerness seafront since its formation back in 1959. It started with a small corrugated tin hut and has upgraded since then to a purpose built brick building looking out over the Sheerness seafronts Blue Flag Beach.
(Top of Beach Street) The Club Patrols and Trains from here on Sundays during the summer from late June to early September. (See below for opening times).
The Station is open to all club members and has its own Kitchen and Toilet facilities, so families can spend a great day on the beach whilst learning how to become a Beach Lifeguard.
Other Lifesaving clubs from across Kent also come to our hut to train and take awards, so it is always a busy place with lots going on.
The Club has a wide range of equipment to train on from Body Boards to Canoe’s, there are also lots of Badges and Awards that can be taken by all ages of Lifesaver.
At the end of the summer season we hold our ¼ mile open water swim which again is open to all club members to participate, however those who have trained with us over the summer will have an advantage as swimming in the sea is very different to the pool.
For the loonies amongst our members we hold the annual Millennium Club Arctic swim in December. Yes that does involve going in for a swim WITHOUT a wetsuit. You don’t have to be mad to take part, but it might just help.
We also like to encourage other youth organisations on the Island to spend time with us to learn basic Lifesaving skills and get the chance to experience Sea swimming in a safe environment. To book your day contact Phil Crowder.