Torbay Lifesaving Club at the RLSS National Speed Lifesaving Championships

Churston pupils recently competed with the Torbay Lifesaving Club at the RLSS National Speed Lifesaving Championships at the Ponds Forge Centre in Sheffield.

Cerys Stephens (year 12), Adam Reed (year 11), Tom Nuttall (year 10) and former pupils Kiera Stephens and Alice Nuttall swam in a variety of team and individual events, in the largest competition of its kind in the UK.

The girl’s team competed in the ‘Open’ age category and despite being up against older and more experienced University teams, held their own and gained very credible placements including 10th out of 25 teams for the rope throw relay.

As a team, the boys were one of the youngest in their age category but performed extremely well and were a credit to their school and the club.

Adam Reed performed particularly well in his individual events, achieving a top ten place out of 65 competitors in the 100m obstacle swim and 13th out of 61 in the 50m Manikin Carry. His achievements did not go unnoticed and the development squad have him on their watch list with the potential for joining the National Squad in the future.

There were 13 in all, including pupils from Torquay Girls Grammar and Paignton Community College.