Lower Wick Lifesavers rise from the ashes!
Lower Wick Lifesaving Club dissolved 3 or 4 years ago, however in 2015, in partnership with the W&H branch, a Rookie Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor Course was held at the Lower Wick Pool where some of the pool staff were qualified.
They then went on to deliver the Rookie Programme and S&S Programme and now have 30 Rookies and 20 doing S&S and is going from strength to strength!
They have also started entering the local competitions including the Rookie competitions and this year also entered the branch winter league which culminated last night, where they won the mixed team trophy. They also won the 30th anniversary shield which is voted for the team who have the most sportsmanship attitude and show the true spirit of the competition.
One of the Lower Wick competitors Ryan Parry, also won the boys 50m manikin carry individual event, breaking the branch record and also won the boys rope throw – a great achievement for someone who has only just come into the lifesaving world.
Six teams competed in this year’s winter league which aims to develop teams and candidates with a view to entering the RLSS UK Speeds and National SERC competition.