Posted on May 28, 2013
A strong team of nipper and junior members from Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving + Triathlon Club entered last weeks British Life Saving Sport Pool Championships at Millfield, Somerset.
Gylly earned a large collection of medals after 2 days of fierce competition at the 50m Pool. The dual life saving and triathlon club are improving every year since establishing in 2008, and the nipper team (7 – 12 years) finished a fantastic 4th place, closely behind larger clubs Woolacombe, St Ives and Portreath. The junior squad (13-19 years) also showed a lot of skill and determination, despite having one of the smallest teams in the competition. 15 year old Susie Laws took home gold in the 50m sprint race.
Matthew Stone, President of Gylly says:
‘I am very proud of all of the competitors from Gylly. Everyone’s hard work over the last year has clearly showed over the championships. I must say a big thank you to all coaches and officials who continue to volunteer their time to support the club.’
The success is even greater looking at the results 4 years ago, where the team finished second from last. This time around, they received 1 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze medals. There was a lot of effort and teamwork to be seen from all Gylly competitors who attended the champs, well done to you all!
For full results go to the SLSGB website here >>
To see a gallery of the images from the event, click here >>