Lifeguard service returns to Sidmouth for 2024

We’re delighted to share that our Beach Lifeguard Team will be returning to Sidmouth this weekend for their fourth year of service.

🧡 Lifeguards will be back on duty for the May half term (Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June).

🧡 There will then be weekend cover until 20th July.

🧡 Full-time service will be in place from 20th July until Sunday 8th September.

We are pleased to welcome back four of last year’s Lifeguards, together with 5 new recruits for this season.

As well as being fully qualified beach lifeguards, the team will complete additional first aid training, and take part in exercises and training with other agencies over the summer, including Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat, South Western Ambulance Service and the coastguard.

Last year the Lifeguards responded to some 60 incidents, including weaver fish stings, missing children, and cuts and bruises, as well as assisting with more serious incidents. Day-to-day, they provided endless safety advice, local knowledge and first aid.

The team also provided sea safety talks at all of our local schools. Over 1,000 students attended these, and with teachers, parents and siblings also attending, safety advice was provided to many more! The talks were very well received and will continue to be provided this year.

All the Lifeguards are looking forward to a busy – and safe – summer on Sidmouth beach.

Sidmouth Lifeboat would like to thank Kings Garden Centre for continuing to provide winter storage facilities for our lifeguard units during the winter months.

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