Category Archives: Success

Canterbury Lifesaving Club achieve lots of great awards and this is where we celebrate lifesaving success.

Debbie meets Royalty

Our very own Deborah Hunt went to Buckingham Palace today to receive an award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent and then to a reception afterwards.

The Queen and Prince Michael of Kent hosted the reception to celebrate 125 years of the Royal Life Saving Society.

The Royal Life Saving Society and its member branches teach valuable life-saving skills and educate communities across 27 Commonwealth countries on drowning prevention.

Did you know when The Queen was 13, she too, achieved her Royal Life Saving Medal?

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


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.

Survive & Save beach success

Congratulations to Phoebe, James, Johnny, Rosie and Declan for braving the sea today to complete their beach Survive & Save award.  Phoebe, James, Johnny and Rosie passed their bronze award, whilst Declan took on the silver.

A special thanks goes out the Dain for examining on a Sunday, Dave for helping out with the final parts of training today and James for being Dec’s casualty.  Once all the pictures are in we’ll update the site with further photos of you lot wearing those oh so lovely hats ;). Well done again guys, keep up the good work.