Chalkwell Redcaps is an Essex based (Southend-on-Sea) open water (Sea, Rivers and Lakes) social swimming group. The group is aimed at swimmers who wish to be involved in organised open water swims. The group is for people who wish to improve their open water swimming or simply share the experience of open water swimming with other like minded people.
We accept people of any age, experience, or ability.
Three members completed the National Vocational Beach Lifeguarding Qualification (NVBLQ) in Newquay, Cornwall. In April 2016 a new arm of the club was formed, Chalkwell Redcaps Surf Life Saving Club as a result there is a lifeguarding presence within the club.
The club is affiliated to the Surf Life Saving GB (SLSGB).
Due to safety issues membership is tightly controlled and we only let a set number of people join each year.
RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP FOR CURRENT MEMBERS IS OPEN
APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERSHIP ARE CLOSED
If you are interested in joining REDCAPS then the best way is to join the FACEBOOK group 'Southend on Sea Open Water Swimming'. If you are not on Facebook then you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org around December 2019.
Please be aware that demand for membership is high and the window to join is very small, usually only a couple of weeks due to the volume of applicants and the fact that we have to have a cap on membership due to safety & insurance reasons.
Any new application which are sent using renewal process for existing members will not be processed but deleted.