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Broadstairs Surf Lifesaving member second at swim-run in Whitstable

posted 4 Aug 2016, 23:41 by Ross Halfpenny
Broadstairs Surf Lifesaving member second at swim-run in Whitstable.

Dave Bennett, chairman of Broadstairs Surf Lifesaving Club and local Volunteer Beach Lifeguard with
the RNLI, came in second male at the Whitstable SurfNTurf Aquathlon. 

The roughly 400m sea swim and 5k run took him just 31:25 minutes to complete. “I had to take the swim easy as I’m coming
back from a shoulder injury”, said Bennett, “but I was very pleased with the overall race.” The result gives testament to the 
level of fitness that our lifeguards in the area have and can put to use to save lives in the sea or the beach. 

“High levels of fitness is one of the requisites for Beach lifeguards and it shows that training with the Surf Lifesaving Club can 
help maintain and improve this ready for an emergency situation”, said Dave. Club members will be attending the Masters and 
Junior National championships in Exmouth, Devon between the 6 th and 10 th August.