Everyone Active lifeguard trainer David Ebbs produced a bronze performance at the recent UK & all Ireland National Lifesaving Finals 2016 in Sheffield.
Representing the East of England, in the 40-49 Masters category, where skills are tested over four individual disciplines, Ebbs was on the pace, never finishing lower than 4th, and recording a fine victory in the rope throw event. Other events include an Aquatic rescue incident, with rescue skills and judgment marked over an intense 90 seconds, first aid skills and the energy sapping swim and tow event.
Ebbs, a lifeguard and trainer at the Stowmarket facility since 1994, and National Champion in 2012, was pleased with his performance. “Obviously I travelled with gold my aim, but I can accept bronze. In the four years I have qualified in this age category I have won the rope throw three time, and second on the other occasion. It’s fair to say that I do enjoy that event! It also shows that what I am teaching is on the ball, so that the Stowmarket lifeguards have a good grounding”.
As part of the East of England masters squad, Ebbs’ results helped the team achieve 3rd place.
Aquatic Rescue 3rd, First Aid 4th, Rope Throw 1st, Swim & Tow 4th – Overall 3rd.