Lifesaving teams from Galway featured among the winners at the Irish Water Safety’s National Irish Pool Lifesaving Championships in Limerick.
The Galway junior girls team that comprised Sorchal Jennings, Grainne Kennedy, Naoise O’Flaherty, Lisa Scully, and Aimee Walsh finished in first place in the junior team pool lifesaving final, ahead of Clare and Wicklow.
The competition gives the best lifesavers in Ireland an opportunity to compete in conditions that lifesavers can encounter in real-life rescue situations. The sport of life-saving teaches participants the skills necessary to rescue people in distress in water.
The championships are part of Irish Water Safety’s programme to promote water safety in Ireland with a particular focus on the necessary skills required by lifeguards nationwide.