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  • Northside West

Champion life savers ‘Inspire’ in Leeds

Saturday, 1st December, 2018 2:00pm
Champion life savers ‘Inspire’ in Leeds

The multi-medal winning All Ireland Life Savers team.

Champion life savers ‘Inspire’ in Leeds

The multi-medal winning All Ireland Life Savers team.

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LIFE savers from Insipre Leisure Centre at the Deaf Village, Cabra, were recent winners at an international competition held in Leeds, England.

The event, organised annually by the Drowning Prevention Charity, aims to encourage life savers to perfect their rescue swimming skills.

Winners in the events included Junior Girls Zoe Morris and Roisin Smyth in the first aid competition, Tom Callendar and Conor O’Flaherty (bronze in the rescue swim event), ladies competitors Olivia Smyth (Silver in the rescue swim) and Hannah Carty (Gold in the first aid event)

The performance of the day came in the Senior Girls (16-18 years) competition with the Irish pairing of Rachel Callender and Rachel Smyth winning the overall competition, the first Irish winners of this event for 10 years.

Success for the St. John Berchmans’ club’s swimmers continued in the Masters division, with David Browne taking overall gold in the Mens’ event with club-mate Laura Mulhair taking Silver in the Ladies’ category, while Noel Mulhair came home with a gold and a bronze medal in the individual events.

Overall the Irish team placed second, narrowly beaten by the defending champions Wales, with English opposition taking the bronze.

“These swimmers train regularly each week, learning the skills to save lives from drowning,” said All-Ireland Team Manager, Sheila Mulhair.

“Most of the competitors have been practising for many years now, and it was great to see such dedication paying off with so many medals.

“The Leeds event brings together the very best lifesavers from Ireland, England and Scotland and Wales.

“It was a great chance to showcase our talents, and tremendously satisfying to see that the standard of our swimmers is right up there with the best from other nations.”

Senior girls Rachel Callender and Rachel Smyth.

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