BCU Lifeguards
The BCU Lifeguards provide lifeguard safety cover for events, such as open water swims, triathlons, sea swims, canoe events/races as well as some units providing front line lifeguard cover on busy UK beaches.

The BCU Lifeguards are a specialist committee of the British Canoe Union and are responsible for the management and administration of canoe based lifeguarding. We aim to provide and develop water rescue/safety services and advice on inland and coastal waters.

All the officers of the BCU Lifeguards are active paddlers as well as Lifeguards and often organise training, safety and rescue cover for other organisations throughout the UK. We are able to advise Local authorities and event organisers with regard to all aspects of water safety and rescue especially with regard to canoeing.

BCU Lifeguard E-Updates
Keep up-to-date with the latest BCU Lifeguards news with our E-Updates.


Find a Trainer & Find a Course (Aquatic First Aid)
We're pleased to announce the launch of two brand new online services to the BCU Lifeguards website. Find a Trainer & Find a Course. The services will allow you to search for local AFA Trainers & public courses.