Burnham-On-Sea Lifeguard Academy makes a splash at first contest
students from Burnham-On-Sea Swim & Sports Lifeguard Academy
attended their first ever competitive lifesaving championships
last weekend - and all of them came away with medals.
The group competed in the RLSS UK Lifesaving Championship Regional
Heats for the South West of England in Bristol.
Head coach Andy Holt said he was delighted with their achievement.
"The academy was competing against seasoned teams from throughout
the South West of England and caused quite a stir on their debut!
Alan Sutherland, the RLSS SW club development officer, visited
the Academy yesterday to personally congratulate the team and
see them go through their training paces."
Steven Howe and Callum Richards gained a silver medal in the
'boys 14 and under pairs', and narrowly missed getting selected
to represent the region at the national championships.
Hazelton-Cavill and Hannah Palmer won a bronze medal in the 'girls
14 and under division' while Chris Wood and Nathan Stiles captured
a bronze in the boys 14 and under division.
All six students attend the Elite Lifeguard Academy for students
aged 13+. They train on Monday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm.
The Academy also runs Rookie Lifeguard sessions for children
from 8 years +. If you are interested in lifeguarding and would
like to join the team, contact the academy on 01278 785909 for
Pictured: Top, Andy Holt, Hannah Palmer, Paris Hazelton-Cavill,
Chris Wood, Callum Richards, Nathan Stiles, Steven Howe and, above,
Andy Holt, Nathan Stiles, Chris Wood, Callum Richards, Steven
Howe, Alan Sutherland, Paris Hazelton-Cavill and Hannah Palmer