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Announcement regarding recent thefts – 26 March 2014

Today the police have announced that they have recovered our boat that was taken as part of a raid on our facilities in February.

Two men, aged 52 and 22, have been arrested in connection with the theft. They have both been released on bail pending further enquiries.

While the boat itself has been returned, there is still a significant amount of other equipment still outstanding, as such we will be continuing with our fundraising efforts to get us back up to speed – particularly our special radio communications equipment, tools and boat engines.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that gave offers of assistance, contacted the police with information or supported us in other ways. We were astounded at the positive response received from the aquatic community and the people of Nottinghamshire.

Some of our members are attempting to canoe from Trent Lock, Long Eaton, on the River Trent, through to the Humber Estuary. They are currently seeking sponsorship. To help them along their way, please click here

About us

Colwick Park Lifeguards are the premier provider of voluntary Water Safety & Rescue services at open water inland events in the United Kingdom. We are proudly affiliated to the Royal Life Saving Society United Kingdom.

With an exciting mix of event partners ranging from major festivals to prestigious sporting events, the organisation has developed considerably since establishing in 1979, yet has not forgotten its roots.

While becoming entrusted with the Water Safety & Rescue at some of the biggest events in the Country, the reputation built over the last 30+ years came from the always professional and committed approach to smaller regional activities - be these supporting local Rowing Clubs, Local Authority events or even the occasional wedding or Christening near water!

The team at Colwick Park Lifeguards is a committed group of individuals, who all give their time as volunteers because of their personal desire to promote the objectives of the Royal Life Saving Society - To safeguard lives in, on and near water.

In addition to the operational side of the organisation, Colwick Park Lifeguards also enters many competitions itself - operating at a regional, national and even international level within the sport of Lifesaving. The award winning team utilise the skills developed in Competitions to enhance performance in the 'real world'.

The motto of Colwick Park Lifeguards is "Always On Top Regarding Water Safety" - summarising a culture of development, ambition and commitment to always do their best and learn at every opportunity.

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