Winter Lifesaving Programme

The Rookies lifesaving programme is a great way for the groms to learn essential skills to keep themselves (and others) safe in the water.  We are lucky to have Julia who is an excellent coach, to teach the rookies again this year. We’ll be running the bronze, silver and gold awards.

The sessions will be on Saturday evenings from 7-8pm in the Penzance Leisure Centre pool. Dates for your diary:

18 Jan
25 Jan
15 Feb
22 Feb
15 March
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April
26 April

This is 10 pool sessions in total, there are a few weeks the pool is not available due to swimming galas, hence the gaps in the above list.

Beach Lifeguard Pool Training (& Assistant Beach Lifeguard)

The above programmes will be running at the same time as the rookies lifesaving.  Qualified lifeguards are essential to keep the club going, The full lifeguard award is open to those age 16+ and the assistant beach lifeguard to those 14+

The initial pool training is 10 weeks, which will be followed up by some additional sessions on the beach / in the clubhouse.

Additional details to follow on these awards.

Club AGM – 5th February 2014

This years AGM will be on Wednesday 5th February 7-8pm at the clubhouse dryroom (so we have heating!)

We need as many of the 2013 members as possible to attend the meeting – particularly if you would like to ‘volunteer’ and be voted to ‘run the club’!

We also need ‘new members’ to attend who were not members in 2013 but would like to be in 2014. NB; These people can be either parents or everyday ‘local surfers’ adult age who would like to be involved in the club for 2014 and beyond.


Please do come along and let anyone you know who may be interested in the club and its activities – all are welcome.


Poppy is helping the club as surf coach & lifeguard assistant this year – you’ll see her on Sundays at groms club!


Club RNLI & RLSS award

Sennen Surf Club is celebrating the New Year with a RNLI and RLSS Local Community Club Development Award.

This award is part of a ‘rolling’ project initiated by the RNLI-Lifeguards organisation. They have a current project mission to assist local community sea based ‘leisure activity’ clubs increase in ‘ocean awareness knowledge & lifesaving’ skills for the community.

The grant details are:

i) RNLI local community club grants for developing ‘ocean awareness & beach lifeguard skills’ in the local community

ii) Ours was awarded through the RLSS / UK ‘affiliated club’ scheme of which we are a member.

iii) We have been awarded £750 for our continuing professional development as a provider of (adult) the RLSS ‘volunteer beach lifeguard’ & (junior) ‘Rookie Lifesaving’ courses

iv) The money will buy new equipment and pay for 2013 pool and TA hire to train and assess our volunteer parents as ‘beach lifeguards’ and our groms club members as ‘rooky lifesavers’

Earlier this year Mark Eley the Clubs Safety and training officer qualified as a RLSS/UK Beach Lifeguard Trainer/assessor.

Beach lifeguard training

Above: Mark Eley centre with Beach Lifeguard candidates on a training Course earlier in 2012

Peter Urquhart Club treasurer said ‘Getting this award is fantastic news for the Club. We rely totally on the coaches to give up their spare time to assist with our surfing days but all the coaching courses cost money so this is a great boost for the club. It’s also recognition for the effort that every one puts in’

New Sennen Surf Club website

If you have any photos etc that we can use please let me know!