Open Water Sligo Surf Lifesaving: 2017 Nippers (8-14yr olds) Registration Process
· Summer training – Wednesday evening weekly with additional training sessions coming up to competitions
· IWS membership
· Competition entry fee for the Regional and National competitions
· Club swim hat
The first open water training session takes place in June 2017 (date to be decided). The attached waiver form form needs to be completed before children will be allowed to take part in the first training session on Wednesday. (Only one required per guardian/parent for a family) This is not the membership form.
Children will be split into 4 age groups. (8 & 9 yr olds / 10 & 11 yr olds / 12 & 13 yr olds / 14 yr olds). If your child will have their birthday between now and September 5th, they should be placed in the age group they will be on August 27th 2016.
The groups will be brought down to the beach to be given an introduction to the sport and safety to be adhered to while training with Sligo surf lifesaving club. Each group will be brought into the water for the swim test (50m swim & 1 min treading water). This will be followed by the normal training session. (Session will be finished at 7pm (time to be decided))
Registration and payment will be carried out through EventBrite . A password will be provided in the email sent out. Previous members who have competed in either pool or beach surf lifesaving competitions in the last 3 years will receive an email with the password to register early. Registration will then to be opened to the public to fill remaining places. Keep an eye on the website or the Facebook page for when this will take place.
For those unable to attend the first training session, please drop us an email to arrange alternative arrangements.
Please note: we have received expressions of interest from over 100 children. While we will endeavour to accommodate all those who have notified us of their interest (via email or attended meeting in May) additional members will be limited in some of the age groups due to numbers. If children offered places have not registered by a certain date, their place will be offered to those on the waiting list.