Sept 2013 Newsletter

The summer holidays are nearly over, and many lifesaving clubs are looking forward to their first training session of the new term. If you'd like some help promoting your group and attracting new members please get in touch. The branch can provide leaflets, videos and other promotional material. We also have expert volunteers who can help you create a website or craft a press-release. Send us an e-mail and find out how we could help promote your group!

Thornbury Rookie Festival & BBQ - 14 Sept 2013
Thornbury Rookies are hosting a rookie festival and BBQ to celebrate their 20th anniversary. All local rookies aged 8-15 are invited to come and take part in this low-key event, which will include body board relays, obstacle races and line throws. After the competition there'll be a BBQ. Please see http://rlsswest.org.uk/event/rookie-festival/ for full details.

RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire AGM - 17 Oct 2013
The RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire AGM will be taking place on 17th Oct 2013. This is your chance to hear about what the branch has done over the last year and share your ideas for the future. Save the date, and keep an eye on the RLSS West Region website for full details coming soon...

Are you off to University? Or have you just graduated?
Are you off to University in the Autumn? Did you know that there's a thriving student lifesaving scene? Why not join your university lifesaving club? You can find contact details on the British University Lifesaving Club Associations website: www.bulsca.co.uk

Or perhaps you've just finished at Uni and are keen to continue lifesaving now you've graduated? With community lifesaving clubs throughout the UK, there's a good chance that there will be one close to you - wherever you end up! See the RLSS Website for details of your local community lifesaving club.
WANTED: NRASTC TA
Badminton School are hoping to run a National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches course for 9 candidates on Fri 6 Sept 2013. They are looking for an RLSS Trainer-Assessor with NRASTC endorsement to run the course. If you can help, please get in touch with avon@rlsswest.org.uk and we'll pass your details on to the school.


West Region Comp
The RLSS West Region competition is being held on 21 Sept 2013 at Kingswood swimming pool in Bristol. The entry deadline has now passed, but you are welcome to come and watch or volunteer to be a casualty in the incident. See
http://rlsswest.org.uk/event/region-heat-2013/ for more details coming soon.

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