One of Jersey's longest serving lifeguards retires after 40 years of service.
Bruce Bridal began his career in 1976 as a beach lifeguard in Durban, South Africa. He moved to Jersey in 1979, initially working at the tower next to El Tico.
During his time Bruce also kept a watchful eye on islanders at the Fort Regent pool. He moved to Les Quennevais Sports Centre in 1996 to help prepare for its opening and has remained there since.
A successful swimmer, his personal achievements include a sixth place in the 2012 World Open Water Swim race in Italy and two silver medals at the 2017 European Masters held at London’s Olympic Park.