Published 14 May 2015

RLSS UK and IQL UK are excited to announce shortlisted leisure facilities, lifeguard trainers and lifeguards for the IQL UK Award Ceremony taking place on 12 June at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. This year saw a record-breaking number of applications, which were all of a high standard.

Shortlisted Nominations:

Single Site Approved Training Centre of the Year

  • Plymouth Life Centre
  • Totton Health and Leisure

Multi-Site Approved Training Centre of the Year (2 – 15 sites)

  • Stevenage Leisure Limited
  • Glasgow Life
  • Leeds City Council

Multi-Site Approved Training Centre of the Year (15+ sites)

  • Places for People Leisure Management Ltd
  • 1Life
  • Everyone Active

Trainer Assessor of the Year

  • James Dumper, Gosport Leisure Centre
  • Paul Kelly, Farnham Leisure Centre
  • Steve Carter, Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre

National Trainer Assessor of the Year

  • Ian Ogilvie, Thame Leisure Centre
  • Mark Hutchison, Glasgow Life
  • Tom Peonides, Plymouth Life Centre

Lifeguard of the Year

  • Elliot Chandler, Exeter Golf and Country Club
  • Roger Driffill, North Kesteven Sports Centre
  • Douglas Herd, Everyone Active, Bedworth Leisure Centre

Lifeguard Team of the Year

  • Kings Centre: Robert Brookes, Victoria Lea-White, Chris White, Aled Hancock & Matt Culliton
  • Retford Leisure Centre: Anita Chambers & Chloe Schofield
  • Oakengates Leisure Centre: Ian Martin & Roy Tivey
  • Kirkby Leisure Centre: Carol Baxendale, John Curran, Karen Greer & Chris May

Outstanding Contribution to Lifesaving in the Community

  • Steven Bell and Danny Doyle, Garrison Swimming Pool
  • Jacob Hoy, Totton Health & Leisure
  • Val Hardy, Impulse Leisure

Special Recognition

  • Cheryl Clark, Nottingham City Council
  • Danny Burnett, Midlothian Council Centres


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