New member registration open

New member registration now open for Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club 2015

Registration is now open for new Nipper members to join Sligo Surf Lifesaving club and partake in this season’s open water training which takes place every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm at Rosses Point Sligo. This training begins on June 17th with a test for new members on June 10th at 6:15pm (this time to be confirmed).

2015 Summer Season membership includes:

– Irish Water Safety membership
– Participation in summer open water training season (Starting mid-June 2015 and continuing until the national finals at the end of the summer holidays.)
– Competition entry fee for the regional & national championships
– Club swimming hat

Click on this link to register –

Registration will remain open until Friday June 5 at 18:00.


Sligo Surf Lifesaving Committee

Sligo Surf Lifesaving club support Clean Coasts week

Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club support Clean Coasts week

Sligo Surf Lifesaving supporting Clean Coasts week 2015Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club were delighted to support Sligo Tidy Towns in a litter clean up of Rosses Point beach in Sligo today Sunday May 17th in support of Clean Coasts week. Many members braved the wind and rain to help pick up litter from the two beaches and surrounding area.

Some of the glass that was collected on Rosses Point  beach


Well over 40 bags full of rubbish were collected, including an assortment of clothes, a kettle, a door and two televisions! It’s good to know that our beach is safer and cleaner now, ready for our training which starts up next month.


Rosses Point beach clean up – Clean Coasts week

Sligo Surf Lifesaving supporting Clean Coasts week 2015

In association with Clean Coasts 2015, Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club are delighted to be joining Sligo Tidy Towns in supporting the Rosses Point beach clean up on Sunday May 17th at 2:30pm.

As you know Rosses Point beach is where we train for the Open Water Surf Lifesaving (which will be starting next month) and therefore this beach is important to every single one of us. We would ask any members as possible from the club to please come on Sunday afternoon and support this very important event.

Rubbish bags will be provided on the day to Sligo Surf Lifesaving members but we would ask that you please bring your own gloves and high visibility vests if possible as we don’t have enough  for everyone.

We ask that all minors please be accompanied by a parent/guardian and can all club members please wear club gear if possible (taking the weather into account – e.g. wellies, sunscreen etc).

See you all on Sunday at 2:30pm.


Aughris and Enniscrone water safety weeks

Aughris and Enniscrone Water Safety Weeks

Aughris Water Safety Week is Sunday 19th – 24th July. Enrolment  is Saturday 18th July.

Enniscrone Water Safety Week is Sunday 2nd – 8th August. Enrolment is Thursday 30th July 68 pm at the pier and Saturday 1st August at 8pm at the pier,

You can get details and application forms on the links at the bottom of page.

The cost is €45 for 1 child,  €75 for 2 children and €110 euro for 3 or more children from 1 family. If paying by cheque make payable to: Sligo Area Water Safety Committee, please.

Each class get approx. 2 half hour sessions a day, and some safety and rescue levels also have a third half hour session for land drills.

Due to tides, we post the timetable daily on pier and on face book.  I have attached the Sunday timetable, but the afternoon is subject to change once we assess the numbers.

Enniscrone – Swim exams are on theThursday morning with IWS certificate awards in the afternoon. Safety and Rescue Exams are on the Friday, we have IWS examiners for these awards and they control the Friday exam timetable. If a Self-Address-Envelope is left with the organisers, when certificates are issued from IWS Headquarters Galway we will post them on otherwise they will be given out the following year.

Children are not required to be able to swim, these courses allows children to get used to the sea, learn the dangers and learn how to swim.

We teach Safety levels 1-4 and only when Safety 4 has been awarded can you move onto Rescue levels.

There is no age prerequisite for Safety levels. Age prerequisite for Rescue 1 is 12, rescue 2 is 13, rescue 3 is 14 and rescue 4 is 15years.

As you may know swimming in open water is totally different than the pool.  It really depends on each child’s ability and confidence.  If a child can swim, but doesn’t know a particular stroke, they will be taught it.

We believe a child should be put into a lower swim/safety group and the instructor will move a capable swimmer up a level (building confidence) rather than a child being moved down levels….

Children are taught personal safety around water in all levels.

SPLASH is very basic from 4 years, playing ring-a-ring a roses etc. putting face into water, moving around with a float etc.

Swim 1, begins push and glide with a float, regaining feet and putting face in water etc.

Swim 2, 5 mtrs swim on front, 5 mtrs swim on back, ability to turn from front to back and visa vera etc

Swim 3, 10 mtrs front crawl, 10 mtrs back stroke, 5 mtrs inverted breast stroke, skulling etc.

Swim 4, 15 mtrs front crawl, 15 mtrs back stroke, 10 mtrs breast stroke, 10 mtrs rescue stroke, treading water etc.

Swim 5, 25 mtrs front crawl, 25 mtrs back stroke, 25 mtrs breast stroke, 10 mtrs inverted breast stroke, 10 mtrs side stroke, straddle jump, safe entry shallow dive.

Children are not required to wear wet-suits, but as a growing trend all kids seem to have them now!

Kids really enjoy this week and the memory and skills they learn will be with them for life.

Click here to open the enrolment form for Aughris. Click here to open the enrolemnt form for Enniscrone. (one per child please), you can print it and fill it in before the enrolment and bring it with you please.