Wells Life Saving Club members win West Region titles
Six members of Wells Life Saving Club proved they were the best in the west by winning their classes at the West Region heat of the National Lifesaving Championships.
By beating other competitors from Avon and North Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset, Wells have now qualified for the national finals in Sheffield in November.
Competition lifesaving is a multi-disciplined event involving skill and speed. Entrants take part in aquatic and life support initiative tests, followed by a speed-line throw and swim and tow.
Club spokesperson Liz Mapstone said: "Club members had a brilliant night. Those of us who have qualified for the national finals need to now start some serious training."
Joining Mapstone (masters category) at the finals will be Fergus Rhodes and Matthew Beardshaw in the junior boys (12-14 years) category, Rhiannon Rhodes, Chris Stock and, also in the masters competition, Stuart Mapstone.
Adam Lane and Zak Brannan finished third in the junior boys competition in the West Region heat, while Louis Attfield was third in the men's event.
The club is looking for new members and anyone aged eight and over is welcome. Training takes place at Strode Pool in Street and the full range of RLSS UK awards are offered.
For more information, contact Liz Mapstone on 01934 741980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.