British Canoeing Lifeguards provide lifeguard safety cover for events such as open water swims, triathlons, sea swims, canoe events/races as well as some units providing front line lifeguard cover on busy UK beaches. British Canoeing Lifeguards are a specialist committee of British Canoeing and are responsible for the management and administration of canoe based lifeguarding. The Lifeguards aim to provide and develop water rescue/safety services and advice on inland and coastal waters.
The Lifeguards also provide a range of safety and first aid training awards, Aquatic First Aid Awards, Canoe Safety Tests and Swim Event Safety Awards, and run numerous events and competitions promoting and testing / challenging the safety standards and skills of their members.
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