Lifeguarding outdoors in winter - a chat with an open water lifeguard

We chat to Francesca Ridgard, a lifeguard at London Royal Docks, to find out what it's like to lifeguard outdoors in winter.

How different is it lifeguarding in winter compared to in the summer?

The key factors of lifeguarding are prevention, recognition and rescue.

In the summer, this is a more straightforward exercise given the temperate conditions, but in winter you are much more alert to the weather, water and the people you have swimming.

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