Hastings & St Leonards Voluntary Lifeguard Club
Hastings & St Leonards Voluntary Lifeguard Club

Obituary - Terry Fitzgerald

I’m afraid we have had some very sad news. Following a short period of illness Terry passed away in the early hours of Monday 7th December 2020.
 
Terry has been an active member of our Club for over 30 years. Recently Terry has been inspiring the next generation of lifesavers by teaching the Rookie and Survive and Save group. Terry always had a ‘story’ and ‘words of wisdom’ for them keeping them focused on the task in hand. Being an experienced swimming teacher too he would improve their swimming strokes often without them realising. It is a testimony to him that before coronavirus prevented us meeting the group had increased in size and these young people kept coming back.
 
Terry also used to help to train and assess beach lifeguards, open water awards and encourage participation in competitions. Terry was a lifesaving competitor himself but also committed time to our committee as a member, chair and president.
 
He shared all his knowledge, experience and skills to gift people with life skills. We know some have used these skills to help others.
 
RIP Terry – you won’t be forgotten.
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