Clubs and courses
Lifeguard training courses
We have two course coming up here at our outdoor pool at Chesham Moor Gym and Swim:
• Monday 10th to Friday 14th April 2017, 8am – 5pm
• Monday 26th to Friday 30th June 2017 8am – 5pm
The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland that complies with the industry guidance contained within the HSE publication 'Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools'
Generally, the NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.
The NPLQ and associated courses are administered by IQL UK Ltd, a trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society. The NPLQ course duration is 36 hours with an optional bolt on element of Automated External Defibrillation which is 1.5 hours.
The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.
The qualification is internationally recognised and is incorporated on the Qualifications Framework at Level 2. The NPLQ is valid for 2 years from the date of issue and a further 20 hours of ongoing training and competency assessment must be completed before a lifeguard can renew their qualification prior to the expiry of their existing award.
Take up the challenge with the Chesham Icebergs
The Chesham Icebergs are a mixed ability swimming group that trains in the pool for fun, wellbeing or for more serious training. They train during the Masterclass sessions (Tuesday and Thursday 7 to 8am and on Saturday 8 to 9am) and are always looking for new members, so just turn up!
Sessions cost £8 or are free with monthly or annual membership.
The Chesham Icebergs are always up for a challenge and in 2014 entered the Salty Sea Dog Long Swim at Boscombe, a 3.8km swim. One member of the group, Sandra Levet, completed the swim in an amazing 01:33:57! In 2015 they also completed the Bosporous Cross Continental Swim in Istanbul; a 6km swim.
Many members of the group started out as the 'soggy equivalent of fun runners' and have come on leaps and bounds. Plus the focus really is on the taking part, not the winning.
If you’d like to get involved why not come along to the next session with the group and see how you get on?
“What started out as group of random individuals has really formed into a great group of new friends and co-competitors. I’d recommend anyone with an active interest in swimming to join the Icebergs. The water isn’t anyway near as cold as our name suggests!”
Chiltern Harriers Athletic Club
(UKA affiliation no: 2657794)
Chiltern Harriers A.C. are a friendly and active athletics club, welcoming all members of the community. We cater for a wide range of athletic abilities and aspirations. We have athletes who enjoy the competitive aspects of the sport and thrive on competition, and those who just want to run for pleasure and to keep fit.
The club has 500 members and competes in:
- Cross Country
- Road Racing
- Track & Field
Running training for Juniors and Seniors.
All abilities welcome.
For more information, contact:
Trevor Davies (Seniors) 01494 72150
Martyn Cartwright (Juniors) 01494 433 128
Three football pitches available for hire on Chesham Moor. For prices and availability, please contact Chesham Town Council 01494 774842.
Salty Sea Dog Long Swim, Boscombe,
a 3.8km swim.