A young lifeguard who took just six months to pass his training has been recognised with a national award.
Isaac Hesketh was presented with the Young Lifesaver of 2012 by the Royal Lifesaving Society at a ceremony at London’s Guild Hall.
The Year 11 Saint Aidan’s CE Technology College pupil has been swimming since the age the three but recently turned his attentions to train as a lifesaver.
Isaac said: “It was a shock to be nominated, I didn’t expect it, I didn’t even know where or what the Guild Hall in London was until dad told me.
“I’m was excited to go to collect the award although I was not sure about wearing a suit though, maybe a wet suit would be more comfortable.”
His mum Angie said Isacc first got an interest in swimming when going along to his sister Tabatha’s classes on a Sunday morning, she added: “He was asked to demonstrate dives in the deep end! The older kids used to make sure he got to the side afterwards!”
Isaac trains twice a week and gives up his spare time to help lifesaving coaches on a Saturday morning at Rossall School pool to teach younger kids how to swim.
He was nominated for the award by trainers Sid and Sue Holt who have been active members of the RLSS for many years.