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Atlantic College Water Safety Team for Ironman Wales Event

14/09/2015
Students as water safety team for Ironman Wales Event

This weekend saw 23 of the college's RNLI Volunteer Lifeguards and five staff travel down to Tenby to be part of the water safety team for the Ironman Wales event.  The swim part of the race is a 3.8km two lap swim off Tenby's stunning North Beach starting at 7am.  The lifeguard team was on the beach ready to be in position at 6am before the sun had risen.  On the start gun, 2100 swimmers took to the water, looked after by a team of 55 lifeguards on rescue boards, five A​rancia IRBs and three rescue jet skis.  The first swimmers came in about 48 minutes later, whilst the final swimmers were out of the water by about 9.45am.  It was a long morning on the water, but the students did an excellent job as part of the RNLI team - a fitting way to end the lifeguarding season!

 

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