He has the following qualifications:
RYA Power Boat Instructor ,
RYA Advanced Powerboat
RYA Powerboat Level 2,
RYA Personal Water Craft,
RYA Radio VHF/DSC,
Water Rescue First Responder,
Meet the Crew
I am a carpenter in my daily employment.
First Aid, VHF, Medical Gas & Oxygen Therapy.
In 1980, just before my 15th birthday I was at Loughor boating club helping friends work on their boat when the Irb had a call to search for a father and son who had gone missing whilst fishing on the estuary. This was my first call and unfortunately it didn’t end well. Since then I have been an active member of the crew. I have seen many crew come and go but the constant is that the crew have one goal, to help anyone in need on or near the water, no matter who, we are there to assist. It’s not about individual personalities, its about helping, whether it be making someone safe or sadly recovering a body to enable a family to have closure, we as a team work for an ultimate goal. We go into schools and local event to help educate children about being safe on and around the sea and hopefully make a difference. My youngest son Ashley is now a member of the crew which I am very pleased about.
My hobbies are cycling, walking, swimming, water sports and boating. Basically, outdoor life!
Darren has been involved with water & boats from a young age and has developed a wealth of experience attending such incidents whilst based at one of the Fire services water rescue stations and during his time as a crew member at Loughor Inshore Rescue. He has built on this experience with an array of qualifications, regularly putting them into practice at operational incidents and training scenarios at both local and National level.
Darren is a qualified in the following disciplines:Rope Rescue Supervisor Technical Rope Rescue Instructor Intermediate Trauma Care First Aid instructor RYA Power Boat Operator RYA Intermediate RYA Advanced RYA Powerboat Instructor RNLI Rescue Boat Operator & Instructor Water Rescue Advanced Tech Water Rescue Instructor Water Incident Manager Darren has also become a Water & Flood Rescue Tactical Advisor at both Regional and National level assisting with incidents such as the Aberystwyth Floods Summer of 2012 and winter storms of 2014 & 2015/16.
John has been on many different boats from his time trawling to charter boats as a deck hand
RYA Powerboat Intermediate
RYA Powerboat Level 2
First Aid 31 years of certification
Water responder & Wading Pole.
Employment: Student paramedic as of Sep 2016
Interests: Fishing, shooting, fitness, boating, music
My main inspiration for joining the crew was witnessing the lifeboat attending a capsized sailing boat while out boating with a friend on the estuary, as soon as I was old enough I applied to join the crew
Powerboat Level 2 Oxygen therapy O2 De-fib First Aid Defensive swimming, Water responder & Wading Pole.
Married with 2 children
Joined the lifeboat in May, 2017
Independent Reviewing Officer and Child Protection Chair for the City and County of Swansea
Supporting the Scarlets (best team in the universe, ever), films, holidays and spending time with my family