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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.

Defibrillator Course

There will be a free defib course down our building on Saturday 29th April, 10.00 - 1200hrs.  The course is run under the auspices of the Welsh Ambulance service and although the course is free, you must register with our Secretary so that the correct number of trainers can be organised.

Summer Training Starts

Summer training starts on Thursday 4th May 18.00hrs at the lifeguard station. Please note, Sunday training will now commence at 12.00 noon for all age groups.
Winter training at Tonyrefail swimming pool will finish on the 15th May.

Department for Transport Grant

We are very happy to report, our Club is one of many successful awards from the 2017 grant scheme shown below:

Water rescue charities around the UK have been awarded £913,000 by Maritime Minister John Hayes today (24 January 2017). This is the third round of funding provided under a 5 year, £5 million scheme, announced as part of the 2014 budget statement.


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