Life Saving Champs 2023

Fantastic efforts and some great results in the RLSS Southern regional lifesaving competition on 7th October 2023 in Dorchester. 12 members from RLSS Poole represented the club in the competition.

We had Emma and Tom winning the Ladies and Mens individuals, with Ethan and Connor victorious in the 17-19 Open pairs as well as Tim coming top in the 50-59 Open

This means we have 5 members through to represent the RLSS_UK Southern region at the Nationals in Leeds next month on the 4th November 2023.

Furthermore, Sammy and Felix finished runners up in the 12-14 open pairs, along with Riley and Sam in the 15-17 open, and just missing out on a podium finish, Ellen and Lola finishing 4th in the 12-14 girls pairs.

They all did the club proud, and we are extremely proud of all of those who stepped up and took part in the following four events, many of them for the first time.

  • Unknown Life Support Initiative Test
  • Unknown Aquatic Initiative test
  • Line Throw
  • Swim and Tow

Special mention also to Emma Heckford who was reserve for the girls, and also did a great job as a casualty.

Other casualty volunteers were Tim and Emma Travers, and Darren Morton, so big thanks to them

Club Members who took part in the competition

Girls 12-14 years
Ellen Shakles and Lola-Mae Pilley with Emma Heckford as reserve

Open 12 – 14 years
Felix Morton and Sammy Vaughton

Open 15 – 17 years
Sam Travers and Riley Hayes

Open 17-19 years
Connor Sullivan and Ethan Pilley

Ladies 16 plus
Emma Marjason

Open 16 plus
Tom Nally

Open 50 – 59 years
Tim Harris