Sligo host Connacht/Ulster Regional Surf Lifesaving Championships

Sligo Water Safety and Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club were delighted to host the regional Surf Lifesaving championships in Enniscrone on Saturday August 12th 2017. Nippers (aged 8-14) from Mayo, Donegal, Sligo and Galway took part in the various land and sea events. Well done everyone who took part and helped out with marshalling and time-keeping. A great day was had by all.

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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

Temporary change to Nipper Training

Temporary change to Nippers training this week

Dear Parents,

Just a few updates:

1. Due to Leaving Cert results this Wednesday a number of our coaches are unavailable for nipper training, therefore Nipper training is rescheduled to Monday 10th August @ 7.00 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. The best of luck to our Coaches. Junior training will continue on Wednesday evening at 7:15pm as usual.

2. The regional competition for nippers will take place on Saturday 22nd August @ 9.00 am in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal. Entries need to be submitted by 6.00 pm on Sunday 9th August, please email us on sligosurflifesaving@gmail.com asap confirming if your child(ren) are competing. Entry fee for competition is already covered in your registration fee. All competitors are strictly required to be registered as competitor members of Irish Water Safety before the day of competition. Should you fail to register you will not be allowed to compete on the day. Please follow this link to register, cost of IWS membership is also covered in original fee.

3. As per previous emails, Irish Water Safety have recently advised of a new compulsory requirement for all competitors to wear competition rash vest while competing. Rash vests will be ordered for all competitors through the club directly from IWS. There is an additional fee of €15 for the rash vest, details for ordering to follow.

4. Please note if your child qualifies in the regional competition the National Competition will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford on Saturday 5th September, 2015.

Kind regards,

Sligo Surf Lifesaving Committee.

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 – http://bit.ly/2015sligo

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

 

Sligo Surf Lifesaving Committee

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.

 

Pool training starts for registered Nippers

Dear (Nipper) Parents,

Thanks again to all those who have registered their children for the National Stillwater Championships 2015. Please see below for the names (and age category) of the children who were formally registered on our Eventbrite page recently.

We’re looking forward to starting the first of our six pool training sessions, with these registered Nippers, tomorrow evening Sunday February 15th 5-6pm in the Regional Sports Complex. If you have fins please bring them along, if you don’t have any, don’t worry we will tell you tomorrow what you’ll need.

Note : Don’t forget these important dates for your diaries
15th March 2015 – Nipper Regional Stillwater Competition – Ballyshannon Co. Donegal
11th April 2015 – Nipper National Stillwater Competition – Leisureland, Co. Galway

Age 8-9 group
Bertie Bamber

Oscar Donadoni

Fraser Woodward

Jack Draper

Ciara Connaughton – Jones

Max Hunter

Anna O’Connor

RonanO’Connor

Ambrose Bamber

Anna Woodward

Age 10-11 group
Ella O’Donovan

Odhran O’Hara

Ellen Woodward

Billy McCarthy

Adam Hunter

Alli Galvan

Luke O’Connor

Liam Lee

Niall O’Connor

Conor Mullaney

Leonardo Donadoni

Gus Bamber

Rosie Sporenberg

Kate Armstrong

Keri Mitchell

Lorca Brannigan

Age 12-13 group
Niall O’Donovan

Ciara Lyndsay

Roisin Connaughton – Jones

Rachel Martin

Penny Lee

Tara Walsh

Orin Mitchell

Leah Kelly

Age 14 group
Eanna O’Hara

Adam Higgins

 

See you all tomorrow evening for a 5pm start,

Regards
Sligo Surf Lifesaving Committee

Nipper Registration for Still Water Surf Lifesaving Competition

Nipper Still Water Registration Opens tomorrow

Dear (Nipper) Parents,

Please note that registration for the Nipper Stillwater Surf Lifesaving Competition is scheduled to open tomorrow Monday 26th January 2015 at 12 noon and will remain open until Saturday 31st January 2015 at 12 noon.

First training is scheduled to commence on Sunday 15th February at the Regional Sports complex from 5p.m. – 6p.m.

Please check in on our Facebook page and this website for links to the relevant registration page.

Please note that due to safety reasons and coach availability spaces may be limited so please ensure that you register early to avoid disappointment.

Thank you to those who confirmed their ‘nippers’ interest in the above competition which proved to be of huge benefit in determining training requirements and sessions. Whilst we have sought to accommodate as many entrants as possible, please note that due to availability of suitable coaches and safety requirements we may only be able to accommodate a limited number of entrants.

Whilst we are very appreciative of those parents who replied to us confirming their expressions of interest please note that reservation of entry relies exclusively on the above registration so please ensure that you register early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the relevant age category is based on the age of the entrant on the date of the national competition i.e. 11th April 2015.

Entry will be at a cost of €35.00 per entrant which we will include entry to the competition and training sessions. There is an option to purchase a surf lifesaving hat at an additional cost of €5.00. Please note that entrants must wear team hats when competing.

Many thanks,

Nipper Surflifesaving Committee.

National Still Water Championship 2015 – Important Dates


Nippers

Regional Nipper Championships – Sat 14th or Sun 15th of March .

ULSTER / CONNAUGHT – SUNDAY 15TH MARCH

VENUE – BALLYSHANNON STARTING 10.30 AM

  • National Still Water Championship Key Dates - Sligo Water Safety Surf Lifsaving5/6 TO GO THROUGH FROM EACH PROVENCE
  • AGE ON THE DAY OF NATIONALS ( 11TH APRIL 2015)
  • Fees : €15 PER SWIMMER TO COVER ALL EVENTS
  • TEAM CAPS ARE MANDATORY
  • TIMES OF THOSE WHO QUALIFY SUMMITTED FOR NATIONALS

Events

  1. 50 M Obstacle
  2. 4 x 25 Obstacle relay
  3. 25m u/w + fins
  4. 50m Rescue tube
  5. 4 x 25m Medley relay

NATIONAL NIPPER STILL WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS

DATE : SATURDAY 11TH APRIL 2015

VENUE : Leisureland, Galway.


Juniors/Youths

National Junior/Youth Championships – Sat 14th of Feb – U L Pool

  • AGE : DATE ON THE DAY OF NATIONALS (14TH FEBRUARY )
  • FEES : €15 PER SWIMMER TO COVER ALL EVENTS
  • CLOSING DATE: 2ND FEBRUARY
  • TEAMS OF 5
  • TEAM CAPS ARE MANDATORY

EVENTS

  1. 100m Manikin carry with fins
  2. 100m Manikin tow with fins
  3. 200m Super lifesaver
  4. 4 x 50m Manikin relay
  5. 4 x 50m Medley relay
  6. Line throw ( 12.5 metre)

SENIORS

National Senior Championships – Sat 14th of Feb – Venue UL Pool

  • FEE : €15 PER SWIMMER TO COVER ALL EVENTS
  • CLOSING DATE : 2ND FEBRUARY
  • TEAMS OF 6
  • TEAM CAPS ARE MANDATORY

EVENTS

  1. 100m Rescue medley
  2. 100m Manikin carry with fins
  3. 100m Manikin tow with fins
  4. 200m Super lifesaver
  5. 4 x 50m Manikin relay
  6. 4 x 50m Medley relay
  7. Line throw ( 12.5 metre)

Masters

National Masters Championships – Sat 14th of Feb – UL Pool

  • FEE: €15 PER SWIMMER TO COVER ALL EVENTS
  • CLOSING DATE : 2ND FEBRUARY
  • 2 AGE GROUPS : 30 – 49 AND 50 PLUS
  • TEAM CAPS ARE MANDATORY

EVENTS

  1. 100m Manikin carry with fins
  2. 100m Manikin tow with fins
  3. 50m Manikin carry
  4. Line throw ( 12.5 metre )