Formed in 1986, Volunteer lifeguard charity,
Patrols Exmouth Seafront on sundays, A friendly club that trains tuesdays and sundays in both lifeguarding skills and surf live saving sports.
We offer lifeguards and inshore rescue boat support for national events such as the Blenheim and London triathlons as well as long distance open water swims
Registered Charity No - 1025654
Monday, 5 September 2011
Hyde Park Triathlon and 2012 Olympic Warm Up
David ‘Tids’ Tidball, Dan Thorogood and Felicity Elliott – all members of the Exmouth Beach Rescue Club – provided rescue cover in the first Olympic test event that was also part of the World Championship Series.
The Hyde Park challenge was made up of a 1500m swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
Volunteer lifeguard ‘Tids’ Tidball said: “The many years of commitment shown by our volunteers has been justly rewarded by our selection as part of the Olympic 2012 water safety team.
“This role is a great honour that comes with great responsibility.
“The men’s event on Sunday was watched live on BBC2 and across the world by millions.
“If anything goes wrong with an athlete during a competition, it can be life-threatening and the team have to be the best in their field.
“Lifeguards from Exmouth and two other Devon clubs of Dawlish Warren and Saunton are the only clubs to have been chosen.
“We are proud to be recognised for our specialist ability.
“We are part of an elite group of volunteers who provide safety to water users across Devon on a daily basis, and to many thousands of amateur competitors at national and regional events.
“But the 2012 Olympics is the pinnacle of all these events.”