Representing GB in Surf Lifesaving Championships

by Marcus Fish and Sarah Davidson in Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

Representing GB in Surf Lifesaving Championships
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On 4th November 2018 we successfully raised £130 with 9 supporters in 35 days

This project is to help us get to Adelaide, Australia to represent GB at the World Lifesaving Championships.

by Marcus Fish and Sarah Davidson in Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

In Adelaide we will be competing in three events: Mass rescue, Tube rescue and Single rescue. Sarah as part of the Women's GB squad and Marcus will be competing in the Men's open for GB.  We are both also competing for Porthcawl Surf Lifesaving Club in the interclub open.

Our Lifesaving Career

Surf Lifesaving is our hobby. The two of us have both volunteered for the RNLI as a beach lifeguards for the past two years. Patrolling the beaches of Porthcawl and Vale during our summers. During our time as lifeguards we've experienced several scenarios which has cemented our views on how important surf lifesaving skills are. Between us we have experience of board rescues, and several major first aids on the beach.

As part of Porthcawl Surf Lifesaving club and Powercraft Wales we provide safety cover for sea events in the Porthcawl area. such as aquathons, life saving competitions, triathlons. The recent Tuska Triathlon is a great example of the safety cover our club provides, pulling 17 swimmers out of the water that day in harsh conditions.

Both of us have been heavily involved in the sport of surf lifesaving since the age of seven, competing for local clubs, Porthcawl and Sker & Pink Bay.

How this will help others

Competing at international level will allow us to make connections with lifesaving clubs from all over the world. Bringing back the knowledge and experience, and also the connections we make will be a huge benefit within surf lifesaving and our lifeguard careers.  

We hope to inspire other youngsters in Porthcawl to take up this sport and craft to help save lives at sea.

Testimonials

Unfortunately, due to our sport being poorly funded, all expenditure for this trip is self funded. Currently the both of us are in full time education, studying for our A levels. 

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