Haul of medals for young lifeguards at top Welsh event - The Evesham Observer

Haul of medals for young lifeguards at top Welsh event

Evesham Editorial 1st Feb, 2017   0

FIVE youngsters from South Worcestershire Lifeguard Club impressed as they won seven medals between them at the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales Stillwater Lifeguard Championships.

Members of the Pershore-based club secured three gold medals, three silvers and one bronze at the national pool in Swansea.

Amy Weston and Helena Leach competed in the girls’ 16 and under category and achieved impressive times in their races.

Amy came away with a gold in the rescue medley, silver in the 100m manikin tow and bronze in the 50m manikin carry.




Alex Jackson took part in the boys’ 16 and under category and blasted his way to significant personal best times in every race, being rewarded with a gold in the 100m manikin tow and two silvers – one in the 100m rescue medley and the other in the 100m manikin carry with fins – missing the gold in the latter by 0.01 of a second.

In the 14 and under category Lara Harding and Tom Clifford competed in their first competition with a full manikin (weighs approximately eight stone) and both achieved amazing results.


Tom clinched a gold medal in the 100m manikin carry with fins.

This was a great start to the year and sets the South Worcestershire young guns up nicely for the Royal Life Saving Society Nationals Speeds competition in February at Sheffield.

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