Southbourne Surf Life Saving Club Southbourne Surf
Life Saving Club

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We have 3 sections of membership, with the age as of 1st January.

Nippers - 7 to 12 year olds

Juniors - 12 to 16 year olds

Seniors - over 16 years of age

Nippers - Age 7 - 12

We encourage children as young as 7 to join the club, however they must be able to swim at least 25m. Children cannot compete in Surf Life Saving Competitions until they are 8 years old.  For more information on activities, please go to the training section.

Juniors - 13 to 16

The entry levels for this section are similar to the nippers, they can compete in Surf Life Saving Competitions but with more emphasis on longer distances. Their beach training is more in-depth in readiness for beach patrolling when they reach 14, & once certain exams have been passed.  For more information on activities, please go to the training section.

Seniors - 16 to ­ 29 and Masters 30+

Many of our Senior & Masters are qualified beach lifeguards or Life Savers, gaining their requisite qualifications through club-based training and experience. Members 16 years and over are encouraged to work towards the Beach Lifeguard award required for employment as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and abroad. Regular Patrolling for the club is part of the Senior membership.

There are regular training sessions during the spring, summer and autumn at Southbourne Beach adjacent to the club for all sections.

During the winter we continue with training in an indoor swimming pool. We love to meet new members and offer a varied training programme in all the sports and lifesaving disciplines to keep everyone happy and stimulated. For more information on activities, please go to the training section of this website.


Membership Cost

Membership to the club is

Single membership:

£15

Two sibling/family members:

£27

Three sibling/family members:

£40

Four sibling/family members:

£50

This monthly fee includes the club’s annual membership, summer beach and winter pool fees. It is to be paid by a monthly standing order.  Please download the standing order forms here :  SSLSC STANDING ORDER FORM 2016


SLSGB membership will still be required and the fee will be paid through the clubs membership secretary. The rates for this are set by SLSGB and we do not receive any of this money. The fee for 2017 is £25.00.

* SLSGB MEMBERSHIP FORM 2017  *

SLSGB Membership can ONLY be paid by Cheque.

Please make Cheques out to SSLSC

* Please put the members name on the back of cheque *

Please return the completed form to Jason Twinning, 6 Cromwell Road, Bournemouth BH5 2JN

PLEASE NOTE: Annual SLSGB Membership fees are due 1st January of each year.

Membership of SLSGB covers you on their insurance policy while engaged in Surf Life Saving Training or competitions.

For membership queries, please contact Jason Twinning by emailing  


As we are an equal opportunity club, if for any reason you are unable to pay the fees, please send an email to  with a short explanation of the circumstances. All information will be used is strictness confidence.


* * THE WAITING LIST IS CLOSED FOR PROSPECTIVE NIPPERS & YOUTH MEMBERS WHO ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 7 TO  16 YEARS OLD

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO STILL HAVE A SMALL WAITING LIST FOR THE ADULT SECTION OF THE CLUB.

Please note that no names can be added till they are 6 years old in that Calendar year.

This section was updated 4th July 2017 1540hh.

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