The Lifeguard Commission will hold a Beach and River Lifeguard Tutors Course in Tramore over the weekend of 6th/7th October 2018.
All recommended candidates must be active IWS Instructors with current IWS Membership.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17th Aug 2018.
For more information please email

National Water Safety Awareness Week

National Water Safety Awareness Week. 

National Water Safety Awareness Week begins on Monday 18th June – it’s a reminder to us all of how vital it is that we make water safety a bigger part of the national conversation. This campaign strives to spur us all to be more aware of the very real and often unseen dangers that water poses but if we can be more conscious about water safety, together we really can bring the number of drownings in Ireland down.

Please click on the following link

Beach Lifeguard – Summer Job

Dear Sir/Madam,

Beach Lifeguard – Summer Job

We are a summer Irish college based in Connemara and we require a beach guard for each of our 3 summer courses.

The relevant dates are:

Course A : 5/6/18-26/6/18

Course B : 27/6/18-18/7/18

Course C : 19/7/18-9/8/18

The college will pay the successful applicant €1500 per course (before tax).
The post requires that applicants are fluent Irish speakers.

We will organise accommodation if necessary.

For further information email or call us on 091-551933.

Thanks & regards
Siobhán Uí Mháille


Pool Life Guard Tutors Course

Pool Lifequard Tutors Course
19th & 20th May, 2018

The Lifeguard Commission will be running a Pool Lifeguard Tutors course in The Curragh Camp on the weekend on 19th/20th May 2018.  If you are interested in attending please send the following details to by Friday 4th May. The approximate course details are €160 plus accommodation.

1. Applicant’s Name and Address:

2. Applicant’s Aquatic/Lifeguard Qualifications:

3. Contact email address:

4. Contact mobile number:

5. Confirmation that he/she will be available to attend on the weekend of 19th & 20th May, 2018

To be eligible for this course, candidates should hold (or have held) an IWS National Pool Lifeguard Award. However, if the candidate has not held this award, please let me know and I will provide the list of questions from the Lifeguard Manual that they must complete before the start of the course.

As places are limited, not all applicants will be successful. The Lifeguard Commission will review each application and inform those who are successful directly.


Sligo Surf Lifesaving Nippers success at Regionals

A huge congratulations to all the Nippers from Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club who travelled to Castlebar to compete on March 6th.

They did Sligo proud by bringing back a great collection of medals (and having great fun in the process). Well done guys, all that hard work in the pool paid off.

It’s fantastic that so many of you will be heading to the National Championships in Dublin in April.

Thanks to Mum Therese O’Loughlin for taking the photos.

Are you interested in becoming an IWS referee?

Are you interested in becoming a IWS referee-The Sports Commission are pleased to inform you that they are running an International ‘B’ Referee & National ‘C’ Referee – Pool  and Referee Refresher courses this year. The courses will be run by International ‘A’ Referee, Frans Kenis, and take place in The Kilmurry Lodge and University of Limerick swimming pool. Mr. Kenis is a member of the Sports commission ILS and ILSE, Member of the Rule Committee and President of the College of Referees ILSE. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your skills and to enhance the sporting status of Ireland at International level.

Course: National ‘C’ Referee – Pool – For those who wish to start out on the referee journey.

Venue: The Kilmurry Lodge and University of Limerick Swimming Pool

Date:   Friday, 12th February & Saturday 13th February

Friday – 9am – 6pm

Saturday – Duration of National Still Water Championships


Course:  International ‘B’ Referee – Pool – For those who have completed referee C course and have helped at other competitions

Venue: The Kilmurry Lodge and University of Limerick Swimming Pool

Date:   Friday, 12th February – Sunday 14th February

Friday – 9am – 6pm

Saturday – Duration of National Still Water Championships

Sunday – Duration of National Still Water Championships, followed by written paper.


Cost: €75 per person payable to IWS Head Office

Overnight accommodation and dinner can be booked at the hotel at your own expense.

Course: Referee Refresher Course

Venue: The Kilmurry Lodge

Date: Saturday 13th February 9.45am – 11.45am

The commission will also be running this Referee Refresher course which all previously qualified referees of all levels must attend if they intend to referee at the competitions. There is no charge for this course.

If you wish to participate in the C Referee course or Referee Refreshers Course please email with, your Name, Address, Phone, & County which you are a member with, with the course name in the subject line, by 6pm onFriday 5th February.

If you wish to participate in the International ‘B’ Referee – Pool course, please return a completed application form attached to the Sports Commission,, with International ‘B’ Referee as the subject, no later than 6pm, Friday 5th February.