Details of Nippers Surf Lifesaving Competition tomorow

Dear Parents,

We hope that your nippers are looking forward to tomorrow’s National Competition as much as we are. It promises to be a great day of competition with the best from all provinces competing at National level.

Click here to see seed times and draft programme for the day.

Irish Water Safety have advised a strict start time of 9:30am therefore all nippers should be in Leisureland at 9a.m. and ready to compete by 9:15 a.m. There is a strict requirement for Sligo County Swim Hats so please ensure that you have your hats.

Irish Water Safety have advised that the competition should run until approximately 1p.m. however allowance should be made for the competition running over this time.

Best of luck to all our competitors and we look forward to seeing you all at the competition.

Sligo Surflifesaving Nipper Committee

2015 National StillWater Championship details

NATIONAL VENUE : Leisureland, Salthill, Galway.

DATE : Saturday 11th April 2015

TIME : Warm up 9.30pm Start 10am

ENTRIES :Entries will be automatic – Top 6 from each regional event will qualify.

NOTE:_ Fibreglass fins are not permitted for Nippers 

AGE-GROUPS

Individual 8,9,10,11,12,13,14 ( age on the day of National competition…ie. 11th April 2015)

Relays

2 age categories 8 – 11 ( age on day of competition) & 12 – 14 ( age on day of competition)

NOTE:- *****All competitors MUST be members of IWS*****

All competitors must wear County Hats. Please ensure that your Nippers have a white County Hat for the competition. Hats are available for purchase at €5.00 per hat.

Order of Events

1.      Girls 50m Obstacle 8-14                                        8.   Boys 25m u/w + fins 8-14

2.      Boys 50m Obstacle 8-14                                       9.   Girls 50m rescue tube 8-14

3.      Girls 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 8-11                     10. Boys 50m rescue tube 8-14

4.      Boys 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 8-11                     11. Girls 4 x 25m Medley Relay 8-11

5.   Girls 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 12-14                     12. Boys 4 x 25m Medley Relay 8-11

6.   Boys 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 12-14                     13. Girls 4 x 25m Medley Relay 12-14

7.   Girls 25m u/w + fins 8-14                                     14. Boys 4 x 25m Medley Relay 12-14

All events are heat declared winner – no finals and medals will be presented in each age group.

We have not provided for travel arrangements for the entrants to the competition and we would suggest that parents car – pool where possible.

Best of luck to all competitors,

Sligo Surflifesaving Nipper Committee

National and Regional Nipper Championships 2015

Image courtesy of Surf Lifesaving Ireland

NATIONAL VENUE : Leisureland, Salthill, Galway.

DATE : Saturday 11th April 2015

TIME : Warm up 9.30pm Start 10am

ENTRIES :Entries will be automatic – Top 6 from each regional event will qualify.

Regional Nipper Stillwater Competitions

Uls / Conn:- Sun 15th March, Ballyshannon Pool. 9:30am arrive. 10am warm up. Start 10.30am

NOTE:_ Fibreglass fins are not permitted for Nippers
AGE-GROUPS: Individual 8,9,10,11,12,13,14 ( age on the day of National competition…ie. 11th April 2015)
Relays – 2 Age categories. 8 – 11 ( age on day of competition) & 12 – 14 ( age on day of competition)
NOTE:- *****All competitors MUST be members of IWS*****

All competitors must wear County Hats. Please ensure that your Nippers have a white County Hat for the competition. Hats are available for purchase at €5.00 per hat. 

Order of Events:-

1.      Girls 50m Obstacle 8-14                                        8.   Boys 25m u/w + fins 8-14

2.      Boys 50m Obstacle 8-14                                        9.   Girls 50m rescue tube 8-14

3.      Girls 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 8-11                       10. Boys 50m rescue tube 8-14

4.      Boys 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 8-11                      11. Girls 4 x 25m Medley Relay 8-11

5.   Girls 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 12-14                     12. Boys 4 x 25m Medley Relay 8-11

6.   Boys 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay 12-14                    13. Girls 4 x 25m Medley Relay 12-14

7.   Girls 25m u/w + fins 8-14                         14. Boys 4 x 25m Medley Relay 12-14

All events are heat declared winner – no finals and medals will be presented in each age group.

We have not provided for travel arrangements for the entrants to the competition and we would suggest that parents car – pool where possible.

Nipper Stillwater registration now open!

Nipper registration open

Dear (Nipper) Parents,

Please note that registration is now open for the Nipper Stillwater Surflifesaving Competition. Please follow this link for registration.

Whilst we would like to accommodate all entrants, due to limited spaces being available for safety reasons and availability of club resources, please note that we will be giving priority for entry to the training sessions and competition to existing members of Sligo Surflifesaving.

Please note that if your child is not an existing member of Sligo Surflifesaving then entry to the competition and training sessions will stand strictly subject to spaces being available following existing members registration. If your child is not an existing member please s e-mail us at sligosurflifesaving@gmail.com to allow your child/ children name(s) to be the added to a waiting list. We will contact you on completion of registration as to availability of spaces.

Best of luck to all competitors.

Sligo Surflifesaving Nipper Committee.

 

National Stillwater Competition 2015 – Juniors/Seniors & Masters

Stillwater Competition 2015 details announced

Happy Christmas and New Year to one and all of our members.

Irish Water Safety (IWS) have confirmed the dates for the Stillwater Competition for 2015 as 14th February 2015- Venue University of Limerick.

Sligo Surflifesaving competitor and experienced lifeguard, Shane O’Doherty has kindly committed to overseeing the training sessions for the Junior/ Senior and Master Sessions for the upcoming competition.

Shane has arranged 5 training sessions to commence on Monday 12th January 2015 running for 5 weeks each Monday to the 9th February 2015, inclusive. Training sessions are to be held in the Regional Sports Complex and will run from 9:50 p.m. (Sharp!) to 10:50 p.m.

Please note that any organised training sessions will not provide swimming lessons and will focus exclusively on specific IWS stillwater competition skills only.

On – line registration will be available on the week commencing the 5th January 2015 and will remain open for a limited period so please check in here on the website or on our Facebook page for updates.
The cost of entry will stand at €20.00 per entrant which will cover pool hire and entry into the competition.

It is necessary that all competitors entering the competitions hold a white Sligo Surflifesaving hat. If you do not have one or have lost it, hats are available at a cost of €5.00.

See below for a breakdown of events for information purposes:

Breakdown of Events:

Junior Events Pool ­ Still Water

An explanation of the different events

1. 50 m Manikin Carry
The competitor swims 40 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin. The
competitor then carries the manikin to the finish edge of the pool. (less than 10m)

2. 100 m Manikin Carry with Fins
The competitor swims 75 m freestyle wearing fins and then dives to recover a submerged
manikin to the surface. The competitor carries the manikin to the finish edge of the pool.

3. 100 m Manikin Tow with Fins
The competitor swims 50 m freestyle with fins and rescue tube. After touching the turning
edge, the competitor fixes the rescue tube around a manikin floating at the surface at the
edge and tows it to the finish.

4. 200 m Super Lifesaver
The competitor swims 85 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin. The
competitor surfaces the manikin within 5 m of the pick­up line and carries it to the turning
edge. After touching the wall the competitor releases the manikin. In the water, the
competitor dons fins and rescue tube within 5 m of the turning edge and swims 50 m
freestyle. After touching the wall the competitor fixes the rescue tube around a floating
manikin within 5 m of the turning edge and tows it to touch the finish edge of the pool.

5. Line Throw
In this timed event, the competitor throws an unweighted line to a fellow team member
located in the water approximately 12.5m distant and pulls this “victim” back to the poolside.

6. 4x25m Manikin Relay will be done with half full manikins
Four competitors in turn carry a manikin approximately 25 m each.
4×50 m Medley Relay( same as seniors)
The first competitor swims 50 m freestyle without fins. The second competitor swims 50 m
freestyle with fins. The third competitor swims 50 m freestyle pulling a rescue tube and after
having touched the wall, passes the harness of the rescue tube to a fourth competitor who
wears fins. The third competitor, playing the role of “victim,” holds the rescue tube with both
hands, while being towed 50 m by the fourth competitor to the finish.

Senior/Masters Events Pool ­ Still Water

1. 50 m Manikin Carry
The competitor swims 25 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin to the surface within 5 m of the pick­up line. The competitor then carries the manikin to the finish edge of the pool.

2.100 m Rescue Medley
The competitor swims 50 m freestyle to turn, dive, and swim underwater to a submerged manikin
located at a distance of 17.5m. The competitor surfaces the manikin within the 5 m pick­up line, and then carries it the remaining distance to the finish edge of the pool.

3. 100 m Manikin Carry with Fins
The competitor swims 50 m freestyle wearing fins and then dives to recover a submerged manikin to the surface within 10 m of the turning edge. The competitor carries the manikin to the finish edge of the pool.

4. 100 m Manikin Tow with Fins
The competitor swims 50 m freestyle with fins and rescue tube. After touching the turning edge, the competitor fixes the rescue tube around a manikin floating at the surface at the edge and tows it to the finish.

5. 200 m Super Lifesaver
The competitor swims 75 m freestyle and then dives to recover a submerged manikin. The
competitor surfaces the manikin within 5 m of the pick­up line and carries it to the turning
edge. After touching the wall the competitor releases the
manikin. In the water, the competitor dons fins and rescue tube and swims 50 m freestyle.
After touching the wall the competitor fixes the rescue tube around a floating manikin
within 5 m of the turning edge and tows it to touch the finish edge of the pool.

6. Line Throw
In this timed event, the competitor throws an unweighted line to a fellow team member located in the water approximately 12.5m distant and pulls this “victim” back to the poolside.

7. 4x25m Manikin Relay
Four competitors in turn carry a manikin approximately 25 m each.

8. 4×50 m Medley Relay
The first competitor swims 50 m freestyle without fins. The second competitor swims 50 m freestyle with fins. The third competitor swims 50 m freestyle pulling a rescue tube and after touching the wall, passes the harness of the rescue tube to a fourth competitor who wears fins. The third competitor, playing the role of “victim,” holds the rescue tube with both hands, while being towed 50 m by the fourth competitor to the finish.