WHO WE ARE
Kate grew up in the Atlantic ocean on the North Coast of Devon.
After achieving a degree in sports science, coaching and outdoor adventure studies Kate landed a summer job on the beach lifeguarding- she never left the beach! Kate has gone on to work professionally as a surf lifeguard around the world, and has since made it her full time career, gaining experience working with Lifeguard organisations in New Zealand, Australia, France, California and 11 years with the RNLI.
Kate is qualified in IOSH risk assessment, an experienced surf lifeguard trainer and assessor, a skilled operator, trainer and assessor of a variety of rescue water craft and holds an international power craft licence.
In 2018 Kate competed for the GB surf lifesaving team in Australia at the World Surf lifesaving championships, in the inshore rescue boat discipline, coming away with 3 Bronze medals.
Kate brings professionalism, high standards, experience and sound knowledge to the team, oh and a smile!
20 years as a professional surf lifeguard has seen Loïc work all over the world. In this time stretching his experiences beyond just lifeguarding by doing a short stint as a rescue swimmer on the Australian Westpac helicopter, 3 years as a lifeguard training manager in France and is involved in the RNLI international training team.
As one of it founders Loïc is influential in setting and maintaining the high standards on which we pride ourselves. He brings a wealth of experience, vigilance and professionalism to the Coast to Coast team.
Loïc comes highly qualified and experienced as a manager in event water safety, water specific first aid, holds internationally recognised rescue craft operator awards and lifeguard trainer-assessor qualifications in both France and the UK.
Loïc is also a nurse, 2nd at the UK body surfing championships in 2018, fluent in French and English, a qualified SUP instructor and makes a bangin' cassoulet!
Here at Coast to Coast water safety, we only take on trusted, qualified and experienced staff.
Our elite standard and commitment to ocean safety is paramount, and therefore each member of our team has to satisfy our strict criteria.
Our team is made up of many skilled individuals possessing expertise in; surf lifeguarding, rescue craft operation, lifeguard training and assessing, risk assessment and management, and a high level of land and water specific first aid.