High five for Jake in life saving event

Jake Power who won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Life Saving Championships in Canberra, Australia.
Jake Power who won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Life Saving Championships in Canberra, Australia.
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A pupil is making a splash after picking up a medal at an international lifesaving event.

Jake Power, of Seaton Sluice, returned home with an impressive haul of individual and team medals following the Commonwealth Life Saving Championships in Australia.

The Astley High School pupil claimed silver in the 50m manikin carry event, as well as being part of the team that won two silvers and a bronze, with the England team claiming silver overall.

Jake said: “I couldn’t have made it there without the support I got from everyone.

“I am really proud of what I achieved and hope to keep this up in the future.

“I hope to continue my swimming career through university into my later life, and maybe start coaching.

“I would love to be able to pass my passion towards swimming onto the next generation of young athletes.”

Astley headteacher John Barnes said: “It has taken a lot of dedication and hard work to get to the standard that Jake is now at and I, along with the rest of the Astley High, are immensely proud of all that he has achieved.

“We are also in awe of the things that he has done. He is a wonderful young man who is a credit to himself and his family.”