We took a squad of 6 guys and 6 girls, which consisted of: Samantha Bench, Nathan Campbell, Scott Chamberlin-Wibbeke, Beth Fiducia-Brookes, Candace Ho, Michael Kirkham, Dan Leggott, Adam Martin, Dagmar Medeiros, Edward McCutcheon, Jamie Roberts and Laura Rumsey. On the Saturday they all competed across 11 different speed events and on the Sunday split into 3 teams for a SERC-packed day.
Saturday brought success for 3 individual events. Scott came a nail biting 3rd in the 50m Manikin Carry, Jamie with catcher Samantha stormed their line throw heat and came 3rd overall, Adam with catcher Scott also stormed their line throw heat and became Student National Champions! Overall on the Saturday Warwick Women's squad placed 9th and Men's squad placed 4th, when the points for the entire Squad were combined Warwick placed 4th for Student National Speeds, the best we have placed on record!
Sunday saw SERC success from Warwick B who placed 2nd in the Wet SERC and Warwick A placed 3rd in the line throw relay. Overall on Sunday Warwick C placed 24th, Warwick B placed 7th and Warwick A placed 3rd (again) of 34 teams at Student Nationals. This lead to the A and B team’s being combined to place 2nd for the overall Sunday. So, the overall Championship weekend results… University of Warwick… 2nd! So, twice in one weekend that we placed the best we ever have on known records, the previous being 3rd 2 years ago!
It did not stop there as a whole SEVEN, yes seven, club records were smashed by Candace, Dan, Jamie and Scott! You can see them all on the ‘Club Records’ page of the website.
Congratulations to all those that competed, you all did fantastic and without every single one of you we would not have walked home with a silver overall!
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Champs Comp report…
So far in competition land there have been 2 competitions this term, including Warwick’s home competition which was a huge success and Birmingham’s (speed heavy) competition. The B team have placed 4th for the B league at both and the A team placing 3rd on the day, with a 1st for the league at Warwick Comp! We have now reached the milestone of 100 qualifications trained and taken by the club, including Gold Sports (first 3 in the country!) and the Survive & Save Instructor course.
It has been a busy and exciting term so far, still with much to look forward to with 2 more league competitions (including St. Andrews), RLSS Speeds (we are taking our first team for 5 years!), and Student National Champs. Also, there are plans to do S&S Sport awards and we have a Pool Lifeguard TA course running after the end of term!
Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has got involved in the club this term. It has been excellent to see the dedication and commitment made by all our members, new and old. Hopefully we have made term 1 enjoyable for you all.
Term 1 saw us compete at Varsity where we retained the trophy and 3 league competitions. Warwick has placed consistently highly in competitions and we currently sit 6th in the A league and 3rd in the B league. For the first time competed against Birmingham at Laser Quest and comprehensively beat them (not that the two Warwick teams teamed up against the one Birmingham team). We have also seen the club trainers deliver 89 qualifications between them.
Looking ahead to term 2 we start the build of for the BULSCA Student National Championships (Champs for short) - we will start training for this from the start of term. Also we kick of our league competitions with Warwick Competition. By far the best competition, mainly because you can get out of bed late and don’t have to suffer the minibus. But also, because we run a great social and for the first time this year we are having a hog roast, rather than pizza!
Hope you all had a great Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Wow, what a wonderful first few weeks of Lifesaving. Firstly, welcome to all of our members this year. Whether you are new or have been knocking about for a while, hopefully we have a wonderful year of Lifesaving ahead.
Secondly, a big thank you to everyone who has helped out during our fresher’s recruitment drive this year. The commitment shown by everyone was outstanding and we would like to say a special thanks to those who joined us for the publicity run, sports fair and taster sessions.
Already this term we have managed 15 training sessions, an NPLQ hours session, a life support session, been circling twice, had a special session with Oli Coleman and gone to the pub several times. All rounded off last Wednesday with our Varsity competition against Birmingham where Michael, Sam, Dagmar and Dan retained the Varsity Trophy for Warwick! You can read the Competition Report for Varsity here.
It doesn’t end there though. This week features Lifesaving's return to Pop! for a Halloween special, if you haven’t bought your ticket then buy one here to avoid disappointment. Also, we are heading to our first league competition of the year Southampton. This will is a fantastic competition, it is aimed specifically at freshers, if you wish to come along then please sign up.
Warwick University Lifesaving Club has a long tradition of being one of the top university clubs in the country. Fresh out of a very successful year, where we came 2nd in the university lifesaving league, our primary focus is to compete and hopefully be very successful in competition. For those of you asking what is competitive lifesaving, please take a look at our 'About Us' page.
In addition to our competitions we offer a variety of other ways to get involved in the club. Whether you take part in any one of our socials or enhance your CV with the fantastic range of qualifications that we offer we have something for everyone!
If we haven't yet managed to convince you please take the time to look at our website. Our testimonials written by members past and present, alongside all the exciting events planned this year, will twist your arm.
We look forward to seeing you at any of our training sessions or Sports Fair!
P.S. Have a look at our Qualification and Competition videos:
It has certainly been a fun and successful year for Lifesaving at Warwick. We have run numerous qualifications all year, including: NPLQ, various Survive & Save Awards, Survive & Save Instructor Course, and First Aid at Work. We have been to every BULSCA competition, resulting in 2nd place in both A and B leagues, also competitions outside of BULSCA such as St. Andrews and Birmingham Splash. At BULSCA National Championships our highlights included: The A team coming 2nd on the Sunday and the Girls Squad coming 4th overall on the Saturday. Not forgetting that we reclaimed the Varsity trophy at Warwick Varsity this year. It has been a fantastic year, if you were at any time a part of the club; we hope you enjoyed it, see you all next academic year!