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National Surf Lifesaving Championships return to Cornwall

Around 1,000 competitors are set to take part in the championships this week. Photo: ITV West Country

32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.

Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children.

Some participants in the championships are as young as seven-years-old. Credit: ITV West Country

Some participants are as young as seven-years-old. Those interested in the activity say they are not too young to earn their lifeguard qualification.

32 clubs from across the UK will be taking part in the championships. Credit: ITV West Country

There are three different types of championships:

  • 15 Aug-16 Aug Youth SurfChampionships at Holywell Bay, Cornwall
  • 18 Aug-19 AugNipper Surf Championships at Holywell Bay, Cornwall
  • 26 Aug-27 AugOpen Surf Championships at Portreath Beach, Cornwall
The championships are being held until the end of August. Credit: ITV West Country

Organisers also say people are never too young to become water confident, so perhaps one day, they can help someone else who may be in trouble, and it can lead to a "lifeguard competency award".