Professor Barcala-Furelos has a PhD in Sports Sciences (University of Vigo, Spain). He has a Bachelor in Sport Sciences and MSc in Rescue and Lifesaving. He is the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences. Professor Barcala-Furelos is professor of water rescue and basic life support, swimming coach and Head of the research group REMOSS – Performance and motor skills of lifesaving. His research is focused on Water Rescue and Lifeguards. He also assesses lifeguards for the Spanish Government and has coordinated professional training and assessment of lifeguard equipment. Professor Barcala-Furelos has authored several scientific papers in journals with impact factor.
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