RLSS UK would like to welcome Teresa Myatt as it new Events Co-ordinator. With more than 20 years’ experience with volunteering and working with RLSS UK branches and regions, Teresa has also been Ambassador for the West Midlands Region and Chair of Worcester and Hereford Branch.

She also has experience with competitive lifesaving sport, having previously been a competitor and a national official at RLSS UK’s Speed and National Lifesaving Championships.

At branch level, she has organised grass roots lifesaving events and National Lifesaving Championships regional heats.

Teresa is passionate about RLSS UK and its aims as the drowning prevention charity. She is totally committed to increasing participation in lifesaving sport, encouraging an inclusive ethos.

As a strong advocate for lifesaving sport, Teresa believes in running successful championships, reliant on a professional team of valued volunteer officials.

She believes that the success of sport at grassroots and elite levels depends on putting the safety, well-being and welfare of those involved first.

Teresa has recently retired from 30 years’ police service and is looking forward to a new challenge.

She said: “I am thrilled to transfer my experience as a volunteer into this new role. I hope to increase the number of people taking part in sport and getting involved in events, encouraging people from all communities to take part in activity, no matter the level.

“I am looking forward to getting stuck in!”

RLSS UK’s CEO, Di Steer, added: “We welcome Teresa into her new role. Her vast knowledge and experience of the Society, particularly in the areas of participation and sport, will be invaluable in helping RLSS UK achieve its aims and objectives in these areas.”