Members of Aqua Stars Lifesaving Club were presented with their Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Platinum Jubilee medallions, by the Chief Executive Officer of the RLSS UK, Robert Gofton at an awards evening held at Ruby Oak Park.

The Medallions are a special commemorative medal in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 year reign and was based on the award Her Majesty took more than 70 years ago. RLSS UK offered just 1,891 awards. A number that is important in their history as it represents the year the Royal Life Saving Society UK was formed. 

“It was a real pleasure to be invited to present the medallions and to see one of the RLSS UK’s newer clubs thriving on the back of the Covid restrictions,” said Robert.

“We are so proud of our clubs and all they do to teach lifesaving skills and help to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy water safely,” he added.

Aqua Stars Lifesaving Club also worked with the adult lessons group at Ruby Oak Park to help them work through the award and assessment, showing a diverse set of ages that can work within the RLSS UK structure.

Andy Squirrell, coach at Aqua Stars said: “Having the CEO of our Governing Body to be in a position to come and visit was absolutely superb! Each of the award winners and their parents really enjoyed talking to Robert during the sausage and chips buffet which followed the presentation!”

Learn more about the Jubilee Medallion