2024 Sponsored Swim

On Thursday the 25th April our club will be holding a sponsored swim. in each of our regular early and late swim sessions. Read on to see how it will work as well as what we are raising money for this year and to download the sponsored form.

How will it work?

  • If your training session normally starts at 7pm, please arrive at the pool for 7pm to register. The swim will start at 7.30pm
  • If your training session normally starts at 8pm, you should arrive to register by 8pm. You will swim at 8.30pm
  • Registration will take place on the balcony
  • You must bring your sponsorship form with you to hand in at the registration desk
  • Participants will be allocated to a team on the night
  • Each team member will swim two lengths (one lap) at a time; the team swimming continuously for 45 minutes.
  • Medals will be awarded to the team achieving the highest number of laps at the end of the hour.
  • There will be a prize for the swimmer raising the most sponsorship.
  • All sponsorship money must be paid in by Thursday, 9th May 2024.


  • Swimmers will start and finish at the deep end of the pool
  • Swimmers must start in the water for each lap
  • Lane stewards will count laps for you, and sign off your forms at the end of the evening


  • Parents/guardians – please come along to watch and support your child(ren) and the club. We may need your help on the evening!

Our Target!

  • Our target is to raise £750 for 2024 to enable us to develop the bursary scheme. 
  • We invite all members – young and old – to take part in the swim.
  • We ask each member to aim to raise at least £10 to help reach our target.
  • Please support us by making a fixed amount donation irrespective of the number of laps completed by a swimmer or team.
  • Thank you for your support to develop Lifesaving Sport in our club

Reason Why!

This year, the Club’s sponsored swim is being organised to raise funds to enable a bursary scheme to be set up to support our Club members to compete in lifesaving competitions at local, regional and national level.  Lifesaving Sport is another opportunity for our members to participate in lifesaving activities.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is a National Governing Body for Lifesaving Sport – a sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation.  We recognise the importance to equip our members with valuable lifesaving skills to help save as many lives as possible and reduce the number of drowning in the UK.

Developing sporting ability through lifesaving is as relevant to drowning prevention as the achievement of lifesaving awards and qualifications.  They go hand in hand.  Lifesaving Sport is a competitive sport that provides the opportunity to compete with fellow lifesavers and grow essential lifesaving skills.  It tests fitness, rescue and first aid skills, and demonstrates the ability to prioritise, adapt and show initiative.

The Club’s successes at regional level in recent years has seen members of RLSS Poole Lifeguard represent the South Region at national level, and in the past some of the Club’s members have represented Great Britain in international competitions.