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Aqua Stars Academy of Swimming

Ruby Oak Park, Brandis Corner, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7YA

Telephone: 01409 221580

Email: Info@swimaquastars.co.uk

Rookie Lifesaving Festival and Training Day

We held our annual Rookie Festival in November with Bude Nippers joining us for an afternoon of fun games and races.  40 competitors took part in a number of races including t-shirt, under obstacle, torpedo buoy and keep the duck dry. However the highlight of the day was the mystery race; the Sea Scooter race! A safety briefing was given and the team had to race the length of the pool being towed behind an underwater chariot. Very few of either of the clubs had used scooters before and every team loved the experience.

We run a Young Leader award for our older lifesavers and as part of the qualification the day was ran by attendees of this course.  The young leaders had to work out the event logistics, order the food that every one enjoyed afterwards, start the races, brief the competitors and ensure everyone got to the start on time. A task they all did with distinction.

Leading up to the event, we held a training day in October 2018.  This gave the Young Leaders a chance to practise their organisation skills prior to the Festival and some of our Rookies that could not attend the day, a chance to have a go at the races.

Pictured above:

The children and coaches from Aqua Stars and Bude Nippers who took part in the festival held in November 2018  

Pictured Below:

Photos from our Festival Training Day ran by our Young Leaders