Crawley Town Life Saving Club (CTLSC) triumphant brother and sister pairing, Iker and Amaia Lopez became Sussex County Junior RLSS Mixed Pairs champions when competing at the Windlesham School, West Sussex. They are pictured with county official Robin Akers and championship referee John Stainer.
The Mixed Pairs Championships is formed of three separate events, all designed to test the pairings actual ability to save life. In Simulated Emergency Rescue test, which has a 1.5 weighting, the pairs are judged on their ability to work together in order to affect the most efficient rescue on multiple casualties within a 90 second time limit.
Amaia and Iker performed remarkable well to finish second despite competing against much larger and stronger pairings. In the 50m swim and 50m tow Amaia, towing her brother, took on a mainly male field, splitting the Beacon entry when finishing just three seconds behind their A team and 0.3 seconds ahead of their B pairing. This left Iker to win the 10m line throw which he did convincingly to give CTLSC victory by just 0.5 point over Beacon A.
The championships were organised by Zoe Jones and John Stainer and supported by Trudie Peel.
If you would like to become part of the Crawley Town Life Saving Club successful team please come and join us on a Tuesday evening at K2 or alternatively you can find out more about the club by visiting their website.