Heanor lifesavers take home gold

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A squad of 34 members of Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club competed in the first Royal Lifesaving Society Rookie Festival. Competing against teams from across the East Midlands and Yorkshire, the squad secured two gold and two bronze titles. Competitors had to demonstrate their ability to deal with a simulated emergency incident on the poolside, display a knowledge of first aid and compete in five speed events based on rescuing casualties.