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Expires 31/12/2024

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Welcome to Redcaps SLSC

Chalkwell Redcaps was formed in 2010 as an open water swimming club based at Chalkwell Esplanade with the first club swim taking place on the 4th May.

In our 12 years since we have seen over 500 swimmers come through the club, all ages all abilities, we have swam in national and international events and competitions and in every month of the year! We have also raised 10's of thousands of pounds for charities including Havens hospices, Level Water, Water Aid, Alzheimer's society and many more.

We have trained and qualified over 30 lifeguards who not only support our swims but also volunteer to support other local events and clubs such as the pier swim, RNLI Dip, council run Beach welfare initiative, paddle-boarders and more. Redcaps are very much at the heart of the amazing boom in local sea swimming.

Going forward we will drop Chalkwell from our name and be formerly known as Redcaps SLSC. The SLSC in the name stands for surf life saving club, and we are affiliated to Surf Life Saving GB who cover all our governance and public liability (we are the only swim group locally with this in place).

With the increase in locally swimming we want to refresh our approach to club activities and with the success of trial ‘away’ swims in the summer feel we need to be more far reaching in our club swim locations.

Plus also our safety cover with lifeguards is mobile. We will still swim at Chalkwell but we intend to also have swims at the Ray, East Beach, Thorpe bay etc. and not be rooted to one location.

Click link to go to the Club FB page https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=redcaps%20slsc

In addition to club swimming we also run courses for Surf Life Saving GB National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification if passed you would become a fully qualified beach lifeguard. This qualification is recognised internationally.

In addition to the training courses the Club also provide a completely free fitness session (Sundays 10-11) open to anyone (16+) and to all fitness levels as the programs suit all abilities. Under 16's welcome but must train with a parent/guardian (they can't just watch).

Click link to go to the fitness club FB page https://www.facebook.com/Lifeguardfitnessclub

The Club’s aim for these changes is to move the club forward in a positive way and create more variety in a safe and enjoyable way.

Applications for new membership for 2024 season open 01 January 2024