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Spectrum Lifeguards Win National Award

Published on: 18 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 18 Jul, 2013

A team of lifeguards at Freedom Leisure’s Guildford Spectrum has scooped the top prize for lifeguarding standards at a  national competition organised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL).

The Spectrum lifeguards with their award.

The Spectrum lifeguards with their trophy.

The team of 15 competed against 38 other teams from leisure centres from all over the UK completing a written paper on lifeguarding standards, timed swims (20m swim, 20m tow in 65 seconds and 20m swim and 10m tow in 45seconds)  as well as a practical demonstration of resuscitation skills.

As well as winning the overall team first prize, Spectrum team member, Rob Saunders achieved a fantastic second place overall out of 401 lifeguards who took part from across the country.

Proudly receiving the winner’s shield that will be displayed at Spectrum, delighted Freedom Leisure area training manager Natalie Kirk said: “We are so proud of the whole team’s performance. To be recognised as the best in the country is testament to Freedom Leisure’s extensive lifeguard training programme and the professionalism and dedication of all our staff.”

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