Lifeguarding team from Milton Keynes aims for national win

Lifeguards
Lifeguards

A local team of lifeguards from Woughton Leisure Centre is heading to Grantham Meres Leisure Centre this weekend for the national Lifeguarding competition.

The team from Milton Keynes will be joining ten other teams of lifeguards from across the UK estate of 1Life centres to attend this day-long event, which will see the participants put through their paces in a bid to test and stretch their lifeguarding skills and capabilities to ensure that they are at the top of their game when it comes to poolside ability.

The competition will test and trial accident and incident management, first aid, CPR, competency tests, and spinal management, as well as fitness and swimming races.

Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director of 1Life, said: “We are passionately committed to health and safety across the 1Life group and this lifeguarding competition is testament to this.

"All our teams have the highest levels of training and qualification, but this additional competition ensures they continually grow, develop and improve to ensure we, as a leisure and sport centre operator, employ the very best teams for the job, and health and safety is central to our operations.”

Derek Mwale, General Manager of Woughton Leisure Centre said: “We are looking forward to our team heading to this inaugural competition which will not only be great fun, but also an important opportunity for all of 1Life’s lifeguards to practice their skills and share valuable knowledge and experiences with their colleagues good luck to all the teams participating, but I will be cheering along team Woughton.”