Blyth lifeguard and swimming club, lifeguard section have been competing in the welsh national still water championships.
The team had 28 lifesavers from the age of 12 to our masters 40+.
The whole team have won medals with 57 gold, 46 Silver and 37 Bronze.
The successfully had 180 Personal best times and Rachel Carroll 16 yrs went sub 60 seconds in the 100m manikin carry with fins to beat her current British record she set last year in 59.48. Rachel also won another gold medal in the 100m manikin carry and medaled in all her age group swims and took a bronze in the ladies open 100m obstacles.
Mitchell McCallum also broke the 15-17 yrs British Record for the 100m rescue medley by 0.12 seconds. Which was held previously be a former club member 3 years ago. Mitch also went onto win gold medals in every individual under 19 race and also a bronze in the men’s open 100m obstacles.
Individual gold medals were also won by Jesse Meeson 12yrs, Joseph Huntley 12 yrs, Beth little 15yrs Cadie chandler 16yrs Rebecca douglas 15yrs,
British records were also set by the manikin relay girls 15/17 yrs Rachel Carroll, Rebecca douglas, Cadie and Beth chandler in the 4x25m manikin relay and 4x50medley relay of Rachel Carroll, Rebecca douglas, jess Parker, Cadie chandler.
As a team the club won top Youth under 19 trophy by 1000 points and the open team also won top club.
The masters team of Michele weedy, Julie Whyman, Zelah weedy and Linda Taylor finished an incredible 7th overall and all winning a bronze and Linda and Zelah winning gold and Julie and Michele bronze in the line throw pairs event.
In 2 weeks time a team of 56 lifesavers are heading to the capital to swim in the Olympic pool for the RLSS UK national speed championships were we hope to continue our winning ways with more British records and medals to help keep Blyth on the map and at the top of the country for lifesaving.
If all goes to plan the team will be arriving home in the early hours of the morning in time for school.
Lifesaving sport is a unique sport and is the only sport of its kind where they have to be able to save a life before they can undertake the sport side. These guys train every Wednesday and Sunday evening as well as countless competitive training hours and as a club we are very proud as we all give our time voluntarily.