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Mission Statement

The Free Lifesaving Society publishes free survival swimming and lifeguard training materials for teams worldwide, especially in developing countries where they are needed most.

Lesson Resources

This website serves as a free lesson support system for your lifesaving classes and water safety training. You may copy and share our content for educational use if you quote us as source with a backlink. For your classes just print any pages as handouts. The design is mobile friendly so you can use it in your lessons if you have a waterproof device.

Survival Swimming teaches you the basic skills to stay alive in the water, so you pose no danger to yourself or your team during aquatic activities. You'll be able to survive in water for a prolonged period, perform tasks and negotiate obstacles while in the water.

Lifesaving is a valuable community skill for everyone and more fun than swimming up and down. Teaching lifesaving as a separate skill is outdated. It needs to become an integrated part of all aquatic sports. Today most people are looking for fun, or extreme sports, where they can explore their limits. Lifesaving and survival swimming can offer this in a safe environment. We bring you training materials that help you run realistic lifesaving and survival swimming lessons. Let's keep lifesaving realistic.


Free Lifesavers in Brighton England

Welcome to our Survival Swimming and Free Lifesaving Team in Brighton and Hove, England. We bring the fun back into Brighton swimming. Club committees and silly rules are a thing of the past.

We're not a club, just a loose bunch of swimmers, who meet in the morning, tide and weather permitting. We welcome swimmers from all ethnic and social minorities.

Everyone is encouraged to learn and develop valuable skills based on their personal best in fitness, skills, leadership, and teamwork. Our training includes personal survival, rescue skills, water safety, plus regular resistance and endurance swim training. You set your own goals for your desired fitness level.

Realistic Swim Training

Lifesaving training consists of the best elements from British, Dutch and German lifesaving courses with a focus on realism rather than a rigid plan. It involves some theory and lots of practice in the water.

Survival swimming sessions are based on the Dutch "Zwem ABC", which provides the best introduction into aquatic survival we have found so far. We've added a few bits to make it more fun and more challenging.

Survival swimming and lifesaving is all about being prepared for the unexpected. You may not have the opportunity to change into your surf shorts when an emergency arises.

Therefore, we swim in clothes to prepare for this with realistic training, something most clubs overlook. Being prepared can save lives. Give it a try sometime. It is terrific fun. You'll be amazed. If you don't have some of the gear needed, let us know and we may be able to lend you some survival swimming kit.

Stay Hydrated and Nourished

During our training we hydrate properly to keep performance levels up. This is important to keep performance levels at their best.

Afterwards we enjoy a yummy big Herbalife 24 protein shake to rebuild muscles and get strong. Get your nutrition here!

Training Schedule

Ask us for details as timings change with the seasons.

Pool Training

We'll update you here when we resume pool training, after we've negotiated some pool use.

Sea Swimming

Most mornings, Saltdean Beach, subject to tide and weather conditions.