Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ironkids lifeguards

Except for yesterdays picture of the Ironman cyclists, I decided not to go into a long winded series of Ironman posts this year.  Not because I don't want to, but because I didn't do the media thing for Ironman this year and rather had family time.  Most of Saturday was spent at Ironkids with both of the KidZ taking part.  But that isn't what this post is about.  Rather, this post is dedicated to the lifeguards who assisted the kids so tirelessly throughout the afternoon.  

The kids started in waves of 20 with at least 10 lifeguards in the water with them at all times.  Ironkids isn't a competition for first place which means that a lot of the kids aren't necessarily good swimmers and do it for the experience.  With each wave you have 6 or 7 kids who are swim well and covers the distance comfortably while the others stick with the lifeguards who drag them along on their floating devices.  These lifeguards did an absolutely amazing job and didn't stop going for one second.  I take my hat off to them.


  1. They have been fanstatic all weekend. They were in the sea during the Corporate Challenge as well as Ironman. They were brilliant

  2. What an inspiring post, Jonker. Those lifeguards certainly look tireless; I salute them. I also commend the youngsters who made the effort to take part even though they needed help.