Droitwich Lifesaving Club is a growing and successful voluntary club which meets at Droitwich Spa Leisure centre, between 6pm and 8pm on Sunday evenings and is made up of members aged 10 upwards.
The club splits into two groups, a ‘Rookie’ group of those aged 10 to 12 and a 'Senior' group for over-12s.
Youngsters can put the training towards GCSE work, Duke of Edinburgh schemes or just take part for fun.
The club was jointly founded by Terry Dennis and Laurie Smith in October 1989 and has been running ever since.
Drowning Prevention Week, the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK, aims to reduce the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe near water.
Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences. Putting this into context, one person dies every 20 hours in the UK and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK.
Drowning Prevention Week, encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to come up with new and exciting ways to show people how they can have fun and stay safe around water. The campaign also aims to raise money for the charity’s drowning prevention programmes.
Visit the RLSS UK website to download the School Resources - click here.