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Location of defibrillators with easy access from the water along the South Liverpool Docks. Only 4 are available 24/7 (Yacht Club Marina, Holiday Inn Express, Albert Dock security Tel: 0151 707 8384 and Pullman Liverpool Hotel) Please click on each location for more details.
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Recommended qualifications for flat water
Swim Event Safety Courses Foundation Rescue and Safety Training First Aid Course Basic First Aid Course 8 hrs First Aid Course 16 hrs
BCU Lifeguards SESA Courses.....  FRST Courses.... Basic 4hours.... L1 Aquatic 8 hours.... L2 Aquatic 16 hours....
Swim Event Safety (SESA) qualification is the minimum Award asked for when helping out with major events. Often used as a requirement for Canoe England Coaching courses (Eg Level 1 Coach) Minimum Requirement for SESA Minimum Requirement for L2 Coach Minimum Requirement for L3+ Coach

Each year the club and its members recieve a large number of requests to help out with safety cover. Some small events are covered by experienced club members and volunteeers. Larger events need large professional teams and will always ask for qualifications and a signing on procedure.

Recommended Events


Great Manchester Swim Salford Quays Click here to register......


Revalidation Course for those with a SESA qualification that has expired. (Lasts for 3 years) 6:30-9:00pm - Tutor Ian Bell  Click here to register...... 


First Aid Course 8 hr Suitable for SESA and Coaching Awards up to level 2  This needs renewing every 3 years
[eg BCU (UKCC) Level 1 Coach (working independently) ‘Old’ BCU Level 1 Coach ‘Old’ BCU Level 2 Coach BCU (UKCC) Level 2 Coach]
Expressions of interest to Ian Bell – please state either 4 or 8 hour course.  If there are enough responses we will send out further details of how to book. Email: ianandalisonbell AT


First Aid Course 4hr Monday Evening (Suitable for SESA – Swim Event Safety)   This needs renewing every 3 years
Expressions of interest to Ian Bell – please state either 4 or 8 hour course.  If there are enough responses we will send out further details of how to book. Email: ianandalisonbell AT


BCU Swim Event Safety Course (SESA) You need to be competent in a kayak and have 2 star paddling skills - Tutor Ian Bell Click here to register...... 


Warrington Dolphin's swimming event held in Albert Dock on the Saturday morning. 
Cover is needed from 8:30am until 12 noon. We will have about 50 swimmers and I need to provide safety cover over the length of the course from Salthouse dock through Wapping dock to just pass Queens wharf bridge. Ideally, I need about 10 to 15 kayaks/canoes spread out over the course and we will also have a rib safety boat also on the course. LCC coordinator (Volunteer Required).  Click here to register...... 


London Triathlon
Major Triathlon requiring over 100 safety kayakers. Click here for more information.....


Great Scottish Swim
Loch Lomond Click here for more information.....


Chillswim Coniston Lake District Click here for more information.....


For information on more Swim Event Safety Events..........


Lifeguards general information......


Jim Duffy
BCU Lifeguards Representative

 If you would like to get involved to help on any kayak safety cover please contact Jim on Mobile 07900 078197

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