National Surf Lifesaving Nipper Championships – Day 1

Well done to all the Sligo Nipper competitors who qualified and competed at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships last Saturday in Donegal.

Thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day and to all our coaches who assisted with the event, without volunteers on the day the event wouldn’t be possible.

National Surf Lifesaving Competition 2016 – Important info

Please read the following – important information relating to this weekend’s competition.

Rossnowlagh beach will be a NO Car Zone. (Marked by Line of Orange Cans on the Beach.)

Please arrive by 8:45am to allow time to warm up before the confirmed start time of 9.30am.

The Sprints & Flags events will be first, followed by the surf events. There will be a number of sprint courses, flag courses and surf courses so it is vital that competitors stay in the event area that their age group is racing at all times as races will not be held up for missing athletes.

Officials: Each county must provide officials separate to referees to help with the running of the competition. We ask that counties provide a min of 2 and that counties with larger numbers of competitors provide extra officials.

Juniors: During the Nipper competition on Saturday there will be a requirement for safety in the water and we are asking that any counties who have older Juniors/Youths present on the Saturday to get them to assist the safety team in the water by spreading themselves across the water courses. As the Juniors are competing on the Sunday we are asking for as many as possible so that the day can be split between them on a rota basis so as they don’t have to do the full day. When the beach events finish we will call for these Juniors so if they can come to the safety team than that would be great.

Parking: Please use large Carpark to the rear of the 2nd Lifeguard Hut. (Marked on Map Attached) The Council have been asked to open the barrier to this carpark. As Rossnowlagh is a Tidal Beach and the tide will be rising during the day, we recommend the use of the car park.

Under No Circumstance are vehicles to enter the No Car Zone other than those authorised for the Set Up and Break Down.

Directions: Follow the Ballyshannon/Bundoran bypass N15 until you reach the roundabout at the North of Ballyshannon with the Tall monument in the middle of it. At this round about take the exit signed Rossnowlagh, the R231. Follow this road for approx. 9Km to the Rossnowlagh Crossroads. Turn left and follow this road for approx. 1.3Km to the ‘T’ Junction at the Sand House Hotel. Turn right here and continue straight for approx. 0.8KM the carpark entrance will be on your left.

See you all there tomorrow morning at 8:45am.

Rossnowlagh Map

Surf Lifesaving Connacht/Ulster Regional Competition 2016 – Day 1

Well done to all the Sligo Nipper competitors who competed at the Regional competition on Saturday in Achill.

We had a great turnout with 72 nippers competing on the day, so thanks to everyone for making the journey to Achill. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help out and to all our coaches who assisted with the event, without volunteers on the day the event wouldn’t be possible.

Training resumes at Rosses Point Beach Sligo


Hi parents,

Just to let you know that microbiological analysis on samples taken at Rosses Point beach this week have come back clear.

Sligo County Council have therefore given us permission to continue training this Sunday morning at Rosses Point beach (July 3rd).

See you then on Sunday morning at 8:45am, to allow nippers time to check in and walk down with their group to start training at 9am.

Don’t forget to bring wetsuits, club swim hats, goggles and a water bottle too.

Kind regards

Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club Committee

Clean Coasts Week 2016 – Rosses Point Beach Clean-Up

Clean Coasts Week 2016 - Rosses Point Beach Clean-Up

In association with Clean Coasts 2016, Sligo Water Safety and Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club are delighted to be arranging a Rosses Point beach clean up on Sunday May 15th at 3pm.

As you know Rosses Point beach is where we train for 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 May 15th and support this very important event.

An Taisce had said that they will send us some rubbish bags but we would ask people to please bring their own :
– Gloves (remember gloves for the kids)
– High visibility vests (all participants must be wearing one)

We ask that all minors please be accompanied by a parent/guardian and can all club members please wear club gear if possible (for a club photograph at the end of the clean-up!)

Sligo Surf Lifesaving Committee