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    Worlds Competitors

    Competitors at Rescue 2014, the World Lifesaving Championships.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Retford Lifesavers?
    Retford Lifesavers is a club devoted to training people how to be safe in, on and around water. We also offer a number of professional qualifications, and the chance to take part in local, national and international competitions.

    Who can be a member?
    We do not have any age restrictions as a club, however some awards do carry a minimum age. You must be able to swim 50m with good style without getting tired, which we’ll assess at your first session.

    When are the training sessions?
    The normal training session is every Saturday morning 9am – 10:30am. We also run an optional fitness training session 8am – 9am, focused on improving swimming style, speed and stamina.

    What should I bring to my first session at Retford Lifesavers?
    Yourself and a light t-shirt that you will be able to swim in, as well as normal swimwear, a towel and a parent/guardian.

    Who should I contact to join the Retford Lifesavers?
    To join Retford Lifesavers, send us an e-mail (, message our Facebook page, or call Retford Leisure Centre on 01777 706500.

    Who looks after me at the training sessions?
    Training sessions are split into groups based on age and awards. In these small groups the instructor supervises the lifesavers. The senior trainers Pete Moyes and Dave Morton supervise the overall training session, and will happily answer any more questions or queries that you may have.

    How do you keep my data safe?
    Retford Lifesavers follows recommended best practices to keep your data safe and secure. Visit our Privacy page for more information on what data we collect and how we use it.