I’ve been associated with the RLSS UK now for many years, I have been a National Pool Lifeguard and Open Water Lifeguard for nearly 5 years, and have been teaching Rookie Lifeguard and Survive and Save for nearly 18 months. I also recently became a Qualified Trainer Assessor specialising in NPLQ, AED, Anaphylaxis and PXB. I have been a swimmer since the age of 3, but the work the RLSS UK carry out has been a source of inspiration to me for a long time. I love seeing the benefits of educating people to enjoy water safely.

Unfortunately this isn’t on the school curriculum and I know that there is talks in parliament at the moment with Lord Story, a member of the RLSS UK, to get this into the curriculum but this is just the beginning.

I wanted to challenge myself to raise this money in support of RLSS UK educating people to enjoy water safely.

Olivia Walker