Free lifeguard sessions on Burnham Beach

RNLI Somerset hosting free life guard session

RNLI Somerset will host a free lifeguard training session on Burnham Beach. - Credit: RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will run free lifeguard sessions on Burnham beach this weekend (September 4).

Anyone over the age of 16 can join the taster sessions which introduce budding lifeguards to a range of rescue equipment and skills handed out by Somerset's lifeguard team.

Burnham-on-Sea hosting free lifeguard sessions

Somerset RNLI Lifeguard team - Credit: Somerset RNLI lifeguard team

The group's supervisor told the Mercury it was looking to recruit following a busy summer.

Luke Penman said: "The lifeguard team have had a busy summer keeping people safe on our beaches.

"As we draw to the end of the season, we are looking ahead to next year.

"Working as an RNLI lifeguard is a job like no other, where no two days are the same. You could be part of a team that helps keep people safe whilst enjoying their time on the beach with friends and family. "

Sign up for free lifeguard training

RNLI will provide equipment and have asked visitors to bring a swimming costume or trunks, a towel and a drink. - Credit: RNLI

During the free session, visitors will learn how to paddle a rescue board and be introduced to CPR.

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No prior training is required, although you must be a confident swimmer.

The session will run from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday.

For more information, email

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