Date Down Under fixed for Rotherham Metro lifesaver Simon

Date Down Under fixed for Rotherham Metro lifesaver Simon

By Dave Doyle | 07/09/2018

Date Down Under fixed for Rotherham Metro lifesaver Simon

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST will jet more than 10,000 miles “Down Under” to represent Great Britain in this year’s Lifesaving World Championships.

Simon Worne (25, pictured), of Aston, has worked at Tickhill Road Hospital, Doncaster, for the last two years.

He is now preparing to head to Adelaide, Australia, in November, to take part in six days of competition.

Rotherham Metro swimmer Simon, who has been involved in lifesaving for ten years, will spend three days competing on the beach and another three in the pool.

He has previously represented his country in Japan, South Africa, across Europe and also in Australia — where he has previously gained the status of Commonwealth Champion.

“I’m really excited,” said Simon. “Earlier this year, I went through a tough selection process to be chosen in the final squad of 12.

“I’ll be taking part in a range of competitions — from towing a mannequin to sea swims and a number of other rescues in both the pool and sea.”

The 16-day competition programme will see lifesavers from around the world highlighting their vital roles.

Contests will test their abilities in swimming, surfing and rowing.