Hayle Town Council invited Hayle Life Saving Club’s Vicky Burlingham and Emily Corin to a full council meeting to congratulate them on their success at the recent Surf Life Saving World Championships.
The mayor welcomed Vicky Burlingham and Vicky Corin, Emily Corin’s mother who was attending in her place as Emily was training in New Zealand, and gave a short summary of Emily’s and Vicky’s sporting achievements as follows:
Emily Corin was selected to represent Great Britain in the World Surf Life Saving Championships held in Adelaide in November 2018 and won an individual bronze medal in the Open Ladies Surf Ski. She was also part of the GB Taplin Team, which comprised four members, and completed the surf ski leg and once again achieved a bronze medal. This is apparently record-breaking as it would appear the GB open ladies team may not have achieved world medals in 10 years, but this is yet to be confirmed by world lifesaving records.
Emily is currently in New Zealand training as she is due to participate in all of the NZ championships as she did the previous year and will then return to compete in the Australian championships. She will be back in the UK by 1 June 2019 when she will be pitting for selection for GB team spots to compete in Japan, Italy and South Africa.
Vicky Burlingham was selected to represent the Great Britain Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Team and won bronze in the tube rescue, bronze in signal rescue and bronze in the team event. The team achieved third place overall, after matching Australia on points but just losing out by placings.
Vicky and Emily also represented Hayle Surf Life Saving Club in the Inter–Club World Championships that followed, putting Hayle and its SLS club well and truly on the map!
Both Emily and Vicky are previous recipients of Hayle Young Person of the Year.
Their medals were shown to councillors and the mayor presented bouquets of flowers for both sportswomen. The town council is very proud of them both and wishes them every success for their future surf life saving competitions.