The man paid to test swimming pool flumes around the world

A 29-year-old is paid to travel around the world in order to test holiday resort swimming pool flumes.

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Tommy Lynch has travelled more than 27,000 miles to don his Speedos and try out the slides for holiday giant First Choice this year.

He has to check the height, speed, water quantity and landing of the flumes as well as all safety aspects.

Mr Lynch said: “I do have the best job in the world. No-one believes me when I tell them what I do.

“Some people sit in an office all day but I get to fly all over the world and slide down flumes.

“It can be a bit tough when it is chilly and you have to strip off and shoot down the flume but other than that it is great.

“There is so much more that goes into the flumes than people realise. The pools and slides are such an important part of the family holiday so it is vital everything is right.”

In 2008 Mr Lynch tested flumes at the company’s nine holiday villages in the Costa Del Sol, Lanzarote, Majorca, Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, Algarve, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

And this year he will quality control First Choice’s new splash resorts in Greece, Turkey, Florida, Jamaica and Ibiza.

His favourites flumes are the ultra modern one at the holiday village in Benalmadna on the Costa Del Sol and the Aqua Fanasty park in Kusadasi.

Mr Lynch, whose job title is lifestyle product development manager, was recruited to identify the very best pools to be featured in First Choice’s new Splash Resort collection.

He also ensures potential new resorts are up to the company’s standard.

He added: “There is a serious side to my job, which carries a lot of responsibility, but getting to check out the flumes is by far the best bit.”

A spokeswoman for First Choice said: “At First Choice we understand how important swimming pools are to kids on holiday, which is why we appointed someone dedicated to finding the very best in the world.

“As you can imagine, there were no shortage of applicants for the job.”

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