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Sussex Branch Dinner 2021 – Save the Date

The Birch Hotel

This year The RLSS Sussex Branch Dinner will be held on Saturday 20th November at


The Birch Hotel,
Lewes Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH17 7SF.

Meeting at 7pm, all Sussex Branch members, partners and families are invited to the formal dinner. Dress code is smart, no jeans or trainers, ties preferred.Why not make a whole evening of it and stay the night and join us for breakfast!


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AGM 2021

The RLSS Sussex Branch AGM 2021 has been scheduled for Saturday 24th April 2021 at 1030am. We had hoped to hold this in person, but with current Covid guidelines the AGM will be held via zoom.

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Sad news

I’m afraid we have had some very sad news – following a short period of illness Terry Fitzgerald a former president of the Sussex Branch passed away in the early hours of Monday morning 7th December 2020.


Terry has been an active member of our Branch and with Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards for over 30 years. Recently Terry has been inspiring the next generation of lifesavers by teaching the Rookie and Survive and Save group. Terry always had a ‘story’ and ‘words of wisdom’ for them keeping them focused on the task in hand. Being an experienced swimming teacher too he would improve their swimming strokes often without them realising. It is a testimony to him that before coronavirus prevented us meeting the group had increased in size and these young people kept coming back.


Terry also used to help to train and assess beach lifeguards, open water awards and encourage participation in competitions. Terry was a lifesaving competitor himself but also committed time to Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards’ committee as a member, chair and president.
He shared all his knowledge, experience and skills to gift people with life skills. We know some have used these skills to help others.

RIP Terry – you won’t be forgotten.

A tribute from Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards

Terry (centre), pictured with Doug Simmonds, RLSS UK Sussex Branch Chair (left) and Paul Heskett, Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards President (right).
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Branch AGM – Save the Date

We will be holding our Sussex Branch AGM on Monday 28th September at 7pm via Zoom.

Please start collating your activities ready for the Duke of Norfolk award.

Further details will be issued nearer the time.

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Club Support Workshop

Club Support Workshop 30th May 2020

We have scheduled another RLSS UK Sussex Branch Club Support Meeting for Saturday 18th July at 10:30am for half hour. We invite all branch members to attend, whether you have a question or just want a chat. Most of the branch committee will be online and looking forward to see you.

If you would like details of the zoom meeting please email us at info@rlss-sussex.co.uk

Stay Safe

RLSS UK Sussex Branch

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Club Support

As you know our AGM scheduled for this morning was postponed, as is much of life at the moment. However we still managed to hold our branch committee meeting via zoom, which was scheduled for after the AGM.

Following our meeting this morning we would like to reach out to clubs within our branch to offer any support we can. The branch feels very strongly that we must support our clubs in any way we can. Should you have any concerns or suggestions of how the branch can support clubs in this difficult time please email us.

One way in which we decided we can support clubs is to have an online get together. We have scheduled a RLSS UK Sussex Branch Club Support Meeting for Saturday 30th May at 10am for half hour. We invite all branch members to attend, whether you have a question or just want a chat. Most of the branch committee will be online and looking forward to see you. (Do not worry about you Corona-virus hair style! its effecting us all)

So we can manage this safely and securely please register your interest by completing the short form below.

Stay Safe

RLSS UK Sussex Branch

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Rookie Activity Packs

Activity packs for rookies can now be downloaded from the branch website. These packs are produced by RLSS UK, a new pack will be uploaded every week day evening for the near future. They are a great way to keep rookies engaged while lifesaving activities are suspended.

Keep active & stay safe!

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Competitions Postponed

Following advice from RLSS UK, Sussex Branch have reluctantly decided to cancel all Sussex Branch Competitions until further notice.

Please bear with us and stay safe!

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RLSS Sussex Pairs and Rookie Pairs Lifesaving Championships 2019

You can now register for the RLSS Sussex Pairs and Rookie Pairs Lifesaving Championships 2019.

Date: Saturday 7th December 2019
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: £20 per pair
Location: Eastbourne College, Old Wish Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JY

Full details and enter a team HERE

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SUSSEX PAIRS LIFESAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (2018)

You can now register for the postponed 2018 RLSS Sussex Pairs Lifesaving Championships.

Date: Sunday 10th November 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: £20 per pair
Location: Battle Abbey School Pool, Penland Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JG

Ladies and Mens Competitors:

Pairs to consist of ladies or men (Aged 15+) from the same affiliated RLSS Sussex Group.

Mixed gender pairs may take part in the Men’s category


Enter here

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