End of lockdown is a life saver for Littlehampton life savers

Littlehampton Wave Life Saving Club were pleased to have been able to restart their teaching sessions after so many stops and starts caused by the Covid pandemic.
Littlehampton Life Saving Club are back in the swimLittlehampton Life Saving Club are back in the swim
Littlehampton Life Saving Club are back in the swim

These interruptions meant members have been left needing to get some water fitness back.

Following the launching of the Captain Sir Tom Moore Foundation 100 Challenge, David Slade the club instructor, set the three most advanced members a challenge to swim and tow their half-filled rescue manikins for a total of 100 lengths of The Wave pool in the 40-minute wet training session.

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He said that if they succeeded, he would donate £100 to the Foundation.

Delighted to be back in the poolDelighted to be back in the pool
Delighted to be back in the pool

They completed the challenge with two minutes to spare and he was happy to part with the money.

The participants were Sophia Hendey (12), who attends Littlehampton Academy, Jude Morris (14), from Angmering School, and Olivia Kidd (14), who attends Our Lady of Sion School in Worthing.

These three also received their Royal Life Saving Society Silver Sport medals and certificates, having taken the exam in the last week before the December lockdown.

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It was a very successful evening with Jack and Bella Lee also making progress towards completing the Royal Life Saving Society Bronze Sport Award.

With the easing of lockdown restrictions the club are gradually moving towards reintroducing parts of the Survive & Save syllabus which have been put on hold in compliance with social distancing and sanitising requirements.

The waiting list for anyone wishing to join is currently a short one and, subject to maximum numbers allowed by The Wave, the club are hoping to start a new class soon.

If you are 12 years or over, download a copy of the information sheet and application form from the club website www.lwlsc.co.uk or ask for these at The Wave Reception, or give David Slade a call on 01903 715745 or email [email protected]

Club night is Wednesday 7pm to 9pm.