Seven members from Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club took to the surf in August to take part in a weekend of training at Saunton Sands Lifesaving Club.
Over the course of the two days the girls were able to take part in swimming competency skills, board competency skills, ride in the rescue power boats and take part in simulated rescue incidents, which was a firm favourite with everyone.
The weekend gave the club members the opportunity to learn about the dangers of open water swimming and experience first hand the work done by the volunteer lifeguards on Saunton beach, witnessing the lifeguards deal with actual incidents during their training sessions.
The club have been invited back next year to take their skills to the next level and have more fun on the beach.
Heanor S&LSC will also be taking part in open water lifesaving training in September please see the club website for more details www.heanorswimmingclub.org.
The club train at William Gregg Leisure Centre at Heanor on Monday and Friday evenings.
Contact details are also available on the web site
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