Canterbury Duck Race 2016

The Canterbury Duck Race is back for 2016!

The ducks are all fully rested after a hugely successful race last year the 3,500 ducks will once again be taking to the water. Each duck can be sponsored for just £1 with prizes for the first 3 ducks to cross the line.

The event, hosted by Canterbury Rotary Club, will be held on 18th September. The ducks will be let loose at 11am and wind their way along the quarter mile stretch of the River Stour towards the finish line at the Westgate Towers.

For more information and updates head over to the Duck Race Facebook page and don’t forget to add the date in your diary.

30 Miles in 30 Days

On Wednesday the club were proud to host mile 27 of “30 miles in 30 days”. This challenge is being completed by two amazing ladies; Paige Thomas who came up with this wonderful idea to raise money for RLSS UK and her mum Donna Thomas.  Members of the club enthusiastically joined them to give support including 3 parents. Rachel, Monty, Danny and Phoebe completed the mile and Clara, Fatima and Ffion successfully swam a very respectable half mile.  Thank you all for your donations, Paige and Donna are aiming to generate as much awareness as possible of the Save a Baby’s Life Programme and raise lots of money to buy the much needed equipment to run the free courses. 

30 Miles in 30 Days
The team completing their 27th mile at Canterbury Lifesavng Club

If you would like to know more about what these amazing ladies have been doing and make further donation visit their Facebook Page or


No club on 16th March


There will be no swimming on 16th March as Kingsmead Leisure Centre have been forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to be back next week though. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

A successful week for the club

Wow! What a week we have had, so many awards gained in such a small amount of time. On Wednesday we kicked off with awards night where we welcomed Kathy Batts to present all the awards for everyones hard work this year. Well done to everyone who got an award and special congratulations to those who received the club awards.

Awards night 2015 They are:

  • Tammy Little Shield – Henry Brooks
  • Eric Stokes cup – Alex Brooks
  • Junior Rookie – Dottie Clements-White
  • Senior Rookie – Georgie Upton

Dain Lewis gains her 2 hour ticket
Following the success of awards night we had a busy day on Sunday as well. Dain managed to get her 2 hour ticket for channel swimming. Whilst she was swimming lengths of Dover Harbour, Phoebe was competing on Westbrook Beach in Margate in the RLSS South East Region Beach Lifeguard Competition.
2nd place in the South East Regional Beach Lifeguard competition
After winning a 1km beach run and the Cobra Ski paddle board race Phoebe and the rest of her team earned a hard fought 2nd place by 1 point despite forgetting her goggles for the 400m sea swim!

Well done to everyone at club for your hard work, thank you to Kathy Batts for presenting our awards, club trustee Ron Little and thank you to all of our teachers and volunteers for making this another successful year. We have one more week of swimming this term on Wednesday 22nd then you can all have a hard earned rest over the summer holidays.

Canterbury Lifesaving Club are based in Canterbury every Wednesday Evening at Kingsmead Leisure Centre. We teach the Royal Life Saving Society Lifesaving awards for all ages

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