Saturday saw the annual duck race run by Canterbury Rotary Club with us providing safety and support. The weather may have put a few people off but there were still lots of people out to enjoy the day and raise loads of money for charity. Dain and Keith drew the short straw of getting in and coaxing the slower ducks to the finish, Dain managing to find the deep side of the river yet again!
On Sunday reigning RLSS Kent flags champion Henry Brooks took to Westbrook beach to add to the trophy cabinet when he entered the South East regional flags championships. In a rain soaked morning Henry took wins for his Kent team in the sprint race by taking a clear lead against the other runners. In the water work Henry wasn’t as strong but his team gained valuable points. After a days worth of competition and some close fought battles Henry and the rest of his 4 man team won a well earned victory by just 2 points to see them crowned South East Regional Champions!
Just one more event this week and it’s a good one. Presentation evening is on the 16th July with special guest Kaddy Lee-Preston on hand to dish out all the awards we’ve all worked so hard for this term.
Kaddy Lee-Preston, the former face of BBC South East Today Weather and now a freelance TV presenter will be experiencing heavy showers of a different kind at Kingsmead Leisure Centre next week, as she presents the annual awards to club members.
Kaddy, a keen advocate of the importance of swimming and essential lifesaving skills, will be treated to a demonstration by club members before handing out the prestigious awards.
Its been a good good term for the club and everyone has worked really hard so there are lots of awards to be handed out followed but by some team races and fun night.
26th July 2014 sees the Annual Dover Community Safety Day.
For the last two years the Kent Branch has had a stand at the event and we have again secured a stand at what is fast becoming a the biggest event of its kind in the Kent area. To ensure we present the RLSS and EKSLS as a major group promoting Drowning Prevention your help is required as hundreds of people will attend the event and if previous years are anything to go by they will all want a go at learning how perform basic Life Support.
This is also an ideal day for the club to be promoted, so please let Dain or James know if you’re able to help out. The event runs from 10am to 6pm on Dover seafront. Any time you can give would be great. There will also be loads to see like flying displays, classic car shows, music, dancing and all sorts so it’s a great day to have a look around as well.
Canterbury Lifesaving Club are based in Canterbury every Wednesday Evening at Kingsmead Leisure Centre. We teach the Royal Life Saving Society Lifesaving awards for all ages