Welcome / Croeso

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.

2017 Fitness

The opportunity for members to improve their fitness is now available. Two sessions:

1. Sunday afternoons at the Lifeguard Building starting at 1.00pm for land based exercise.
2. Monday evenings starting at 7.00pm for pool based exercise at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre.

2016 Summer Raffle Results

Description Ticket Number Winner
1st Prize 50” HD Smart TV 29314 C.Winstone
2nd Prize £200 Cash 26826 Lewis
3rd Prize 8.9” Windows Tablet 24393 Jean Gould
4th Prize Voucher Hamper 20186 Eifion

Thank you to all who supported our cause.

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.


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