Yorkshire Speeds Competition

A team of ten swimmers from South Worcester Lifeguards recently attended the Yorkshire Speeds competition in Leeds, where clubs from around the UK attended.

Six of the team are pupils from Pershore High School: Helena and Cameron Leach; Luke Betteridge; Amy Weston; Lucy Inett; and Jack Betteridge.


Although it was a first time for some, the boys 12-14 team, including Thomas Clifford and Cameron Leach, achieved a Silver medal, Amy Weston achieved a Bronze medal in the 100m Manikin Tow in the 15-17 year olds and Jack Betteridge put in a massive effort and achieved a Bronze medal in the boys 15-17 year olds Rope Throw.

Despite only turning 15 in September, Amy was still in the top 11 in the 15-17 year age group and competed against some very strong individuals. She stayed on over the weekend to continue to train with the RLSS UK Performance Squad and in November she will be travelling with them to Eindhoven to participate in the International Lifesaving meet, The Holland Cup.

All the swimmers will be training hard over the next few months in preparation for the RLSS UK National Speed Competition in Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 23rd February 2017.