Watch a video of John Stainer speaking about becoming the first person in Britain to be awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for services for lifesaving.
John, a founder member of Horsham Lifesaving Club, has won numerous awards competing all over the world and as well as coaching at national level is also an international referee.
His 38 years service to his sport saw him pick up the Gold Medal at the recent World Masters Championships in Australia, where he also won a bronze medal competing in the 50 to 54 age category.
Horsham Lifesaving Club is looking for new members. For more information about the club visit the website: www.horshamlifesavingclub.co.uk