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Welsh National Stillwater Championships


An excellent result from the recent Welsh National Stillwater Championships. We returned with 8 medals. Well done to Craig, winning a bronze, Dave with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze, and to Tash with 3 silvers and 1 bronze!

National Lifesaving Championsips 2016


The National Lifesaving Championships are changing slightly this year to include a non contact tow. The dates are as follows:

Branch heat: 14th May

Regional Finals: 24th September at Droitwich

National Finals: 5th November at Ponds Forge, Sheffield

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World Masters Championships, Holland


We are hoping to send a team to the World Masters Championships in Holland this September. We are currently looking for sponsors to support the team, so if interested please get in contact. Thanks!

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Ongoing and Upcoming Courses


Current courses available include National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC), Life Support and Life Support 3, Survive and Save (Bronze, Silver and Gold in Core, Medallion and Speed), and Assistant Instructor awards. We will also be Save a Baby's Life courses soon, so if interested, please contact us at contact@nwlgc.co.uk, or pay us a visit at Haden Hill Leisure Centre on a Wednesday evening.

Breaking News - SLSGB Stillwater Championships


Following another fantastic effort by the club, we returned with 12 senior medals and 24 masters medals! Well done all!

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Breaking News - SLSGB Stillwater Championships

 

Following another fantastic effort by the club, we returned with 12 senior medals and 24 masters medals! Well done all!

Welsh Stillwater Nationals and the Winter League

 

With 28 medals, the Welsh Stillwater Nationals were a great result. A fantastic result from all involved, well done all!

 

Winter League results: We claimed victory in the mens, ladies, incident, first aid, fair play, and overall. A well deserved success, every competitor played their part. In the individual events, congratulations to Edd Randle, Hope Smith for two wins, and Lauren Hil for a youth and a senior win. Also congratulations to Elaine Hill for winning the Official's Trophy!

 

A great result all round, keep up the good work! The next event to work towards will be the GB Stillwater Champs in Cardiff on 26th March.

SLSGB Masters Surf Championships

 

Congratulations to our entrants into the SLSGB Masters Surf Championships. The men (pictured below) did particularly well. Competing in the 30-39 category, Sam Black achieved gold in the beach flags event and silver in the beach sprint, Chris Jenkinson achieved gold in the beach sprint and silver in the beach flags, and Dan Kay achieved gold in the 1k beach run. The three of them also achieved bronze in the 90+ beach relay!

 
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Ashford Mile Results

 

Well done to all who swam the Ashford Mile! The overall winner was Joshua Walker (pictured), Stephanie came 2nd (fastest lady), and Hannah Plant 3rd.

Sunday Mornings at Swan Pool

 

Sunday morning training sessions have started again for the summer at Swan Pool. Training starts bright and early at 8am every Sunday, surely the best way to wake up in the morning!

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Assistant Lifesaving Instructor Course

 

We will be starting an Assistant Lifesaving Instructor Course this week (20/5/15). This will be open to non-members for £35 + £3 per week. The minimum age to take the course is 14.

SLSGB British Stillwater Championships Open and Masters


Yet more success for the club! With 9 silver and 4 bronze in the open category and 20 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze in the masters, thats a total of 42 medals! A fantastic result!

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Welsh National Stillwater and National Speed Championships


Another two successful competitions for the club! At the Welsh National Stillwater Championships (21st - 22nd Feb), NWLGC competitors won 10 medals in total, including 4 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze! 

 

This year's national speed championships (7th - 8th March) were held in London instead of the usual Sheffield, which was quite a different experience! We won 15 medals in total, a mixture of silver and bronze. Well done to everyone involved!

 

Winter League Update

 

After a recount, it was found that we also came first overall in the mens category as well. Sorry Redditch! Well done everyone. 

Winter League

 

The Winter League is now finished and the results are in. We came first overall, coming 1st in the Ladies and Mixed categories, and 2nd in the Mens, just 2 points from winning! Men won the incident, as well as Men and Ladies combined. These are fantastic results, well done to all who competed! There were a lot of trophies and medals to go round.


Congratulations to Lauren Hill for setting a new branch record in the 100m junior obstacle event as well as wining the ladies 200m obstacle event. Joshua Walker managed to set two new branch records in the mens swim and tow events, both with and without fins! Also, congratulations to Nic Penn for winning the mens individual rope throw event.

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Christmas Quiz 2014


We now have the results of the 2014 Christmas Quiz, congratulations to Karen Turner! Many thanks to everyone who entered.

West Midlands Champion Defends Her Title


North Worcestershire Lifeguard Club was once again heavily represented in the West Midlands team that stood on parade for the National Lifesaving Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Seven of the nine competitors, dressed in the white strip of West Midlands, hailed from the North Worcester Club which trains at Haden Hill leisure centre in Cradley Heath.

Natasha Lane, of Stourbridge, was one such competitor along with her brother Nic Penn, were competing to defend their title as National Lifesaving Champions. Nic, 31, winning one of the four events, was beaten to the title this year and had to settle for the silver medal, however, Natasha, 33, won the first two events by clear margins, leaving the rest of the field fighting for the secondary honours.

“I thought I had thrown it away as I didn’t medal in the last two events and the other competitors were so strong.” Said British No. 1, Lane “I’m really pleased to have held on”

Both Penn and Lane coach the younger members of the North Worcester team.

“I’m really proud of the younger members of the club who have really fought hard in some difficult categories today” Penn said of the remaining North Worcester members. National Championship debutant Marcus Langmeade with veteran campaigner Alex Yeomans, both 17, were rewarded with gold in the First Aid Initiative event. Other notable efforts came from Jordan Myatt and Hannah Plant competing in the Senior Girls category and Romaine Webb in the Masters competition.

Training continues on Wednesday nights as the club now look towards the Worcester and Hereford branch winter league competitions against local rivals Redditch and Worcester Citizens. 

 

National Success for North Worcester Cadets


North Worcester Lifeguard club sent two teams to the National Team SERC competition. The competition which involves teams of four lifesavers resolving an emergency response situation in a limited time frame saw teams from Scotland to Cornwall. The senior team comprised of Captain Romaine Webb, National Champion Natasha Lane, Exciting talent Jordan Myatt and British silver medallist Nic Penn. Coming on to pool side to meet a simulated rafting accident, the four worked with practised ease to bring casualties in from among the debris scattered in the water. The team came ninth out of the eighteen teams participating.

It was the cadet team that walked away with the honours. Captain Alex Yeomans (17) led the team, made of twins Joe and Marcus Yeomans (17) and Zak Myatt. Confronted with the aftermath of an offshore ship explosion, the boys brought in eleven casualties, suffering from issues ranging from extreme panic to burns and unconsciousness. Competing in the junior category against twelve other teams, the boys’ teamwork and speed in rescue earned them the bronze medal. A great achievement for the youth of North Worcester.

 


World Lifesaving Masters Championships


We have had some fantastic results in the recent world championships in France. Congratulations to Nic Penn and Dave Lane (pictured below) for achieving Bronze in the 30-34 Men's Rope Throw event. Congratulations also to Tash Lane, just narrowly missing a medal coming 4th in the 2K Beach Run.


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