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South Worcs Lifeguard Teams on way to Nationals


Six teams took part in the RLSS West Midlands National Lifesaving Championships Regional Heats at Droitwich leisure centre. The competition consists of four elements to test the skill of the competitors in a team scenario covering the pool and first aid - life support initiative test; aquatic initiative test; swim / tow and rope throw.

In the 12-14 year old boys Cameron Leach and Luke Betteridge were crowned champions while Jacob Hesketh and Jacob Goodall had to contend with a silver medal. Lara Harding and Ellen Forson joined the boys winning the 12-14 year old girls category.

In the girls 15-17 year old category Alice Forson and Lucy Inett were crowned champions in a closely fought battle with the pair Amy Weston and Helena Leach who were awarded a silver medal. The boys 15-17 year old team of Alex Jackson and Luke Smith were narrowly beaten to a silver medal.

The winners will now represent the RLSS West Midlands branch at the National Lifesaving Championships in Leeds in November.

From left to right: Helena Leach, Amy Weston Lara Harding, Alex Jackson, Cameron leach, Ellen Forson, Luke Betteridge, Luke smith, Alice Forson, Lucy Inett and at the front Jacob Goodall and Jacob Hesketh.

Posted by Secretary on 24-Sep-2017 at 13:25
SLSGB Pool Championship Report

Masters show the kids the way with medals at SLSGB pool championships

Over a two day championships this weekend hundreds of adults and children took part in the Surf Lifesaving GB pool championships at Millfield school.

On the Saturday Adrian Mayhew and Abbi jones represented South Worcestershire lifesaving club in the Masters division, winning a total of 7 medals. Adrian won a gold in the 50m Manikin Carry, and Silvers in the 100m obstacles, manikin carry with fins and manikin tow. Abbi also won a silver in the manikin carry with fins and two bronzes in the manikin carry and obstacle.

Sunday saw an early start and personal best times for all the kids in the 100 and 200m obstacle races. Lara Harding the youngest member taking part in the 13 year age group continued a day of personal bests in every event achieving an impressive top 15 finish in all events. Tom Clifford and Luke Smith in the 14-15 age category had a mixed day with some pick up problems but both had success in the manikin carry races.

Emily Carsberg taking part in her first championships in the 16-17 age category impressed in her manikin carry and manikin tow. Alex Jackson also in the 16-17 age category continued his successes from the RLSS Nationals with a PB and 5th in the manikin carry with fins and 8th in the 100m Manikin Tow.

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From left to right Luke Smith, Alex Jackson, Abbi jones, Lara Harding, Emily Carsberg and Tom Clifford.

Posted by Secretary on 23-Apr-2017 at 22:23

Great Britain call up for life-saving teen

More success for SWLLC and great news for Amy who's been selected for the GBR Life-saving Youth 2017 squad! #GoAmy

PERSHORE High School student, Amy Weston has been given a string of awards in lifesaving - and been selected for the GBR Life-saving Youth 2017 squad.

The 15-year-old from Flyford Flavell competed in the Worcester County Swimming Association competitions and the Welsh National Lifesaving competition.

She won bronze in the 50m manikin carry, silver in the 100m manikin tow and gold in the 100m rescue medley, representing South Worcester Lifeguards, at the Welsh National Lifesaving competition in Swansea.

She also reached the final of the fly races and won the girls 16-year age group 100m backstroke with a personal best of 1:06.64.

For the county, she came a close fourth in the 200m Individual medley and won Silver in the girls 16-year age group in the 200m backstroke.

Debbie Weston said: “We are immensely proud of her achievements and the effort she has put in recently to both her swimming and lifesaving – we would like to thank coaches at both clubs for their input.”


Posted by Secretary on 22-Feb-2017 at 14:57

Haul of Medals at Welsh Surf Championships

A team of 5 children from South Worcestershire Lifesaving & Lifeguard Club travelled to the national pool at Swansea to take part in the SLSA Welsh Stillwater lifeguard championships at the weekend and came away with 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze medal.

Amy Weston and Helena Leach took part in the girls 16 and under category both achieving impressive times for their races. Amy came away with a gold in the Rescue Medley, a silver in the 100m manikin tow and a bronze in the 50m manikin carry.

Alex Jackson (pictured on the left in the picture) 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 2 silvers one in the 100m rescue medley and the other in the 100m manikin carry with fins missing the gold medal in that event by 0.01 of a second.

In the 14 and under category Lara Harding and Tom Clifford (pictured on the left in the picture) took part in their first competition with a full manikin (weighs approximately 8 stone) again both achieving amazing results.

Tom was reward right in the last event with a Gold medal in the 100m manikin carry with fins. A great start to the year setting the kids up nicely for the RLSS nationals speeds competition in February at Sheffield.

Posted by Secretary on 31-Jan-2017 at 07:12

SLSGB First Responder award

If there was an accident in your home, would you know what to do?

If you see someone collapse in the street would you know how to use the local Defibrillator?

Why not come along and Join our First Responder course and learn the skills that might help to save someone’s life!!  

To be able to do this course you need to be aged 14 on the date of the assessment which will take place Spring 2017. Parents are also welcome! This course is for new candidates as well as a refresher course for those who need to renew their exam in 2017.  

The First Responder exam consists of:-

Basic Lifesupport

Spinal Injury Awareness

Trauma and the pre-hospital environment

Oxygen Therapy

Automated External Defibrillation

This course will start Wednesday 26th October and continue every Wednesday till Mid December and then begin again in January 2017.

The sessions will be held at SANKEY MARINE, Evesham.  Be there for 7.15pm to start at 7.30pm and will last for a couple of hours.

Please let me know if you want to attend the course so we know how many to expect.

The cost of the award, which does not need to be paid straight away, is as follows :-

SLSGB membership £25

First Aid book £10

Exam fee £25.

If you already hold the award and it is not due for renewal you can still come along to refresh your skills.

Posted by Secretary on 23-Oct-2016 at 13:36
ILS World Championships Report


After successfully qualifying for the ILS world championships 15 year olds Alex Jackson and Amy Weston headed off to Eindhoven last week to represent South Worcestershire Lifeguard in the International lifesaving world championships inter team Youth events for 15-19 year olds.

Alex Jackson a pupil at Prince Henry's High School achieved personal best times in all 6 of his events against strong teams from Spain, Italy and Australia. Taking part in his first 200m obstacle race he was 13th in his age group and in his first Super Lifesaver 200m event he achieved his best result of 54th overall. Amy Weston a pupil at Pershore High School similarly achieved success in the pool with a 5th in her age group and an overall position of 20th in the 200m obstacles. Following success in the pool Amy stayed to take part in the beach events in Noordwijk including Board races where she came joint 23rd giving her a great experience and she is now looking forward to Rescue 2018 in Australia's surf!

Also from South Worcestershire Lifesaving & Lifeguard club, Luisa Petta took part in the Open Category in both the pool and the surf and for the first time committee member Abbi Jones was chosen to cover the event as an official.

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Amy Weston and Alex Jackson with Team Manager Debbie Weston at ILS world Champs, photo provided by Andrew Jackson timelock photography.

Posted by Secretary on 25-Sep-2016 at 20:52
Big Lottery Funding

Big LotteryIn January 2016, members of South Worcester Flood Rescue Unit commenced their training to become Lowland Search and Rescue Technicians. The additional skills gained on this course will not only enhance their water search and rescue skills but will provide them with a recognised qualification in terrestrial search. Having gained this valuable qualification these team members will now be able to assist the blue services in their communities when lowland searches are required for missing persons, therefore enhancing their ability to serve their community. 

This training would not be possible without the National Lottery funding which was granted to the team through the Big Lottery Fund.


Posted by Secretary on 03-Jun-2016 at 10:11
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Posted by Secretary on 17-May-2015 at 17:50