Polly Price and Katie Pugh claim Ipswich Life Saving Club Pairs Championship

All the competitirs in the Ipswich Life Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVID EBBS

All the competitirs in the Ipswich Life Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVID EBBS - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Life Saving Club hosted their annual end-of-year Club Pairs Championship at Fore Street Pool.

Polly Price in the body board sprint. Picture: DAVID EBBS

Polly Price in the body board sprint. Picture: DAVID EBBS - Credit: Archant

Testing various lifesaving skills, the club members had the chance to show off their talents in their quest for club glory.

With handicap points depending upon lifesaving awards achieved, this ensured a fair and even playing field for the rookies to take on their more experienced club mates.

Facing stiff competition, it was one of the club’s youngest members, 10-year-old Polly Price whom, with partner Katie Pugh, claimed overall victory.

Ipswich Life Saving Clun award winners:
Back row – Callum Peacock, James Hyde, Adam Rust, Chloe Men

Ipswich Life Saving Clun award winners: Back row Callum Peacock, James Hyde, Adam Rust, Chloe Mendrys Front row Jodh Sahota, Polly Price, Katie Pugh. Picture: DAVID EBBS - Credit: Archant

On route to this victory the girls also won the aquatic incident event. A shell-shocked Polly couldn’t believe that she and Katie had won in her first ever lifesaving competition, just a few months after joining the club.


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James Hyde produced the fastest rope throw rescue, with Callum Peacock just taking gold ahead of Kristofer Cvetvous in the body board sprint.

The fastest combined swim and tow rescue pairing were Jodh Sahota and James Hyde.

Liana Wild tows Kristofer Cvetvous in the Ipswich Life Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVI

Liana Wild tows Kristofer Cvetvous in the Ipswich Life Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVID EBBS - Credit: Archant

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This gave Jodh and James overall runner up, with Chloe Mendrys and Adam Rust taking third place.

“It was great working with Polly, and doing what I could to keep her nerves at bay” said Katie, while Polly could just manage to say: “It was fun and I didn’t expect to beat Isaac & Elsie (her elder siblings).”

Third place Chloe was also delighted at defeating older brother Ben and collecting a bronze award.

Action from the Ipswich Life-Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVID EBBS

Action from the Ipswich Life-Saving Club Pairs Championship. Picture: DAVID EBBS - Credit: Archant

To join the ILSC, which runs on term time Fridays at Fore Street Pool from 7pm, call 07981 273232 or visit the club.

Classes resume on September 8.

Results:

1) Polly Price & Katie Pugh

2) Jodh Sahota & James Hyde

3) Chloe Mendrys & Adam Rust

Joint 4th) Izzie Hyde & Callum Peacock and Robyn Hall & Ben Mendrys

6th) Helen Jarrett & Oliver Tate

Joint 7th) Kristofer Cvetvous & Liana Wild and Jamie Ollason & James Long

8th) Maddie Long & JJ Mee

9th) Ben White & Holly Gardner

10th) Charlotte Howard & Isaac Price

Joint 12th) Tom White & Beth Daniels and Elsie Price & Ben Gray

14th) Ruby Smith & Tegan Jarrett

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