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The Rhondda (Cold Knap) Lifeguard Club is a not – for – profit registered charity, number 1054305. We are a voluntary lifeguard club and are affiliated to the Royal Life Saving Society and the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales.

We are one of the smallest lifeguard clubs in Wales, with approximately forty members, but we are unique in the fact that we are based in the former coal mining community of the Rhondda, some twenty miles from the sea. From Easter to October half-term, the Club are also based at Cold Knap Point, Barry, where the Vale of Glamorgan Council have provided a building to be used as a lifeguard station.

First Incident for 2016

RNLI lifeguards on Whitmore Bay assisted a kayaker who got into difficulty on Sunday 8th May
Two kayakers were 150m offshore when one fell out and started drifting further away from his craft. RNLI Senior Lifeguard Laura Bremner and lifeguard Rhydian Price saw the incident unfold and quickly alerted Mark Griffiths who was patrolling water’s edge between the red and yellow flags.

Summer Season

We are now set-up and running for the 2016 summer season. Training has started on Thursday nights at 6.00pm and on Sunday afternoon at 2.00p.m. Members are slowly dusting off their wetsuits, but please note, Club membership and hence insurance cover, is now overdue.

Please see below dates for some of the events taking place this season:

5 June 2016 Mumbles Nipper Carnival

25 June 2016 Llantwit Major Nipper Carnival ( Whitmore Bay )

16-17 July 2016 Welsh Nipper Champs ( Whitmore Bay )

Vivien Alice Batten Passing

I regret to advise that Vivien Alice Batten passed away peacefully on Friday, 30 October 2015 in Burges House, Cardiff. Her funeral will be held at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 in the Wennalt Chapel, Thornhill, Cardiff CF14 6RG (use this postcode in your SATNAV). There are two Chapels at Thornhill - this is the larger one. If you need to contact the Crematorium their number is 02920 544820. Refreshments will be provided afterwards at The Manor Parc Hotel, Thornhill, Cardiff CF14 9UA. Their contact number is 02920 693723. All are welcome.

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