The Irish Water Safety Surf Lifesaving National Stillwater Nipper competition took place on the 22nd April 2017 at the Sports Arena in University of Limerick with teams and individual competitors, aged 8-14 years, travelling from various clubs throughout the country, including Sligo Surf lifesaving club. The national event saw the very best of competitors, having qualified from regional events, test their surf lifesaving skills and abilities against one another in a highly enjoyable and competitive manner. Competitors competed in a variety of events designed to test the specific skillsets required to be a surf lifesaver including underwater obstacle courses, underwater races, rescue and relay events.
Sligo were well represented with 20 nippers travelling having qualified from the Connacht/ Ulster Surflifesaving Regional Stillwater competition hosted by Sligo Water Safety in March. All competitors did their club and county proud, delivering strong performances with a number of top 10 and medal finishes.
With the end of the Stillwater Season the focus now turns towards the upcoming Openwater Season with the Surflifesavers taking to the beach and ocean over the summer months.
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