in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Association Sauvetage et Secourisme Royan Atlantique (ASSRA)

ASSRA is affiliated with the French Federation of Rescue and First Aid (FFSS). It is a lifesaving club and provides training for more than 70% of rescue swimmers in France (BNSSA).
Sports lifesaving is a useful, civic activity that can be used in everyday life.

Our goals :
– Awaken the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity, show a fun, responsible and civic activity
– Promote and raise awareness of this eco-responsible nature sport
– Teach this discipline to children from 7 years old
– Create vocations
– Train young people as Aquatic Lifeguards
– First aid training Up to BPJEPS AAN
– Put in place First Aid Devices (DPS) during sporting or cultural events.

The Association Sauvetage Sportif Royan Atlantique offers a range of rescue and first aid training, ranging from initiation to continuing education.
The training of lifeguard swimmers imposing discipline, a spirit of responsibility and altruism, ASSRA provides young people with values ​​that will lead them to responsibly understand the world around them.
Supervised by a team of trainers and motivated volunteers, the association responds to a real need that communities have for lifeguard swimmers.

Lifesaving sport is a sporting discipline in its own right which is characterized by the diversity of its events:
– at sea or on a body of water, with or without a boat, these are the coastal events
– in swimming pools, these are the flat water events

These spectacular encounters constantly attract large audiences. The rules applied to each event are simple and make it easier for spectators to understand. The sports rescue disciplines, often practiced with gear, are divided into different areas. Ranging from swimming to kayaking, the ubiquitous collective events are a constant reminder of the life-saving nature of the specialty.

Individual or group summer introductory course – First aid training course.
We speak: English, French

Location details

  • At the water's edge
  • Beach less than 300 m
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Bus stop within 500 m


  • School groups welcome
  • Special family with children
  • Groups welcome
Minimum age required: 7 years year(s)


From 01/01 to 31/12/2023, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: open.

From 01/01 to 20/12/2024, every day.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: open.


Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer



  • Parking nearby


  • Equipment loan
  • Kids club


Nautical Center of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
70 avenue de Pontaillac
Nautical center
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
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