Lifeguards win medals

Zelah Dickerson, Lauren Carroll, Charlotte Duff, Jake power, Michele Weedy, Andrew Kane, Charley Gourley, Rachel Carroll, and Linda Taylor.
Zelah Dickerson, Lauren Carroll, Charlotte Duff, Jake power, Michele Weedy, Andrew Kane, Charley Gourley, Rachel Carroll, and Linda Taylor.
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Lifesavers from south east Northumberland have returned from Italy and Australia with a haul of medals won at the European Junior Championships and Commonwealth Lifesavers.

Thirteen members of Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club who have been flying the GB, Scotland and England flags returned with a European Junior Record.

The team won a string of medals including the junior boys gaining a bronze in the simulated emergency response competition and a bronze in the tube relay with a commonwealth record, and a series of individual gold silver and bronze medals.

Lifeguard captain Michele Weedy said: “These championships were a great success for not only the England and Scotland team, but also for the athletes from Blyth.

“These guys train twice a week doing lifesaving and about six hours a week competitive swimming.

“It has been a great success.”