I'm a qualified Lifesaving Instructor Tutor (which means that I'm able to train instructors) and a National Water Safety Management Programme Instructor (which means I can train people to provide safety cover for open-water events). I first got involved in lifesaving when I joined Weymouth Canoe Lifeguards at the age of 15. I then went on to study at Southampton Uni where I became involved in lifesaving sport, and captained our SERC team to a silver medal at the world lifesaving club championships in Viraggio in 2004. My favourite part of lifesaving is the open-water lifesaving, but I also really enjoy taking our young athletes to competitions, and watching them excel against much older and more experienced competitors.