The Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards is a beach lifeguard club based on Southsea seafront with headquarters between Southsea castle and South Parade pier. The main focus of the club is to provide beach lifeguard cover for Southsea sea front which takes the form of shoreline, surfski and boat patrols during weekends and bank holidays between May and September.
In addition to the patrols undertaken, the club is a declared rescue unit to Her Majesty’s Coastguard which sees both our lifeguard members and rescue boats being tasked to 999 incidents. The club provides specialist rescue and first aid cover for special events, examples include; triathlons, pier to pier and cross Solent swims and power boat races to name but a few.
It is our aim to increase public awareness of lifesaving and rescue techniques. The club is affiliated to the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and as such we provide training for a variety of RLSS approved lifesaving, lifeguarding and resuscitation awards. We are members of the Solent Sea Rescue Organisation (SSRO), whose role is to provide a rescue boat service in the Solent region.
In case of emergency, you should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard