They have achieved the best mark in the world, respectively, in the last half year. The Benaventano Javier Huerga Sánchez achieved it in the 200-meter supersocorrista test of the junior category, with a time of 2:11:11, during the VIII International Open, held at the Municipal Olympic Pool of Castellón on September 26 and 27 2020.
For his part, the lifeguard of La Bañeza, Alberto Turrado Álvarez, sprayed the best mark in the world in the 100-meter junior lifeguard test, with a time of 00:51:62, during the V Spanish Cup of Junior Pool and Absoluta, held in the 50-meter pool of the Specialized High Performance Center of Castilla y León, in Valladolid, on April 10 and 11, 2021.
Both are considered, by the Junta de Castilla y León, high-level athletes; they train in the Río Esgueva Pool, at the Community’s High Performance Specialized Center; and they have been awarded the Río Esgueva sports residency scholarship, fulfilling all the criteria requested by the Board. In addition, together with two other lifeguards from the same training group (Carolina Ganado Amador and Iván Romero Fernández), they are part of the first national pool rescue and lifeguard monitoring group, of the Royal Spanish Federation of Rescue and Lifeguard (RFESS).
The objective is to enable joint and individual actions that improve sports performance for the preparation of the calls of the national team, both for concentrations and for international events. Honoring this call, three athletes from Castilla y León appear in the ranking of lifeguards who have the minimum to participate in the next edition of the World Games, which will be held in Birmingham (United States) next year, and which has been licensed by the International Federation of Rescue (ILS, in its acronym in English). Registered in Sports Associations of the Junta de Castilla y León
Javier Huerga currently heads the table of the absolute category with a place for the 200-meter supersocorrista test, Alberto Turrado occupies the fifth place in the 100-meter lifeguard test and Iván Romero also has access to the competition by occupying eighth place in The 100 meter finned mannequin trailer records.
This event is, together with the World Rescue and Lifeguard Championship, the most important international event in this discipline.
The lists of the different tests are dynamic, since they appear who hold the required marks during the qualifying period, as recorded on their website: https://sport.ilsf.org/wg2022/qualifying-times