A 4 hour basic coaching course designed by the Sports Commission with lots of training tips for sessions, session safety, warm ups, basic skills etc.
Recommended for everyone who is intending to help coaching in their counties this summer.
Book in now or contact Triona on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Cost: 20 euro
Venue: Castlebar, Co Mayo Date: 23rd of May at 6.30pm Contact: Mick 0872376715
Venue: Cork, Co. Cork Date: 16th of May at 7pm Contact: Justin 086 8915219
Venue: Wicklow, Co. Wicklow Date: tbc
To be announced at a later date, we will keep you posted.
National Squad Camps
The National Squad has been selected from our National Stillwater and National Surf Competition. Congratulations to all those who made it onto the squad! The training starts now to be in a chance to represent Ireland at the International surf lifesaving events. Exciting stuff!
The squad will train at different weekends through out the season which will culminate in National Trials for both the Irish Junior and Senior Teams for International representation.
National Squad - Camp 1 Date: 11th May Venue: University of Limerick All athletes will be informed in the coming weeks.
Great turnout at the Nipper Pool Nationals in Kilkenny with a record breaking 350 nippers racing during the day. Clare were the overall winners with Waterford in 2nd and Donegal in 3rd. Keep up the training for the surf.
Irish Racing in Aussies
Jess Britton, John Morton both from Wicklow and Triona Mc Menamin, Donegal all previous members of Irish International Lifesaving Teams all raced at the Australian Lifesaving Nationals last weekend.
Here's a picture of Jess and Triona after the semi finals of the surf swim, all competitors racing had to wear bright pink singlets when racing. Lots of semi finals and finals but no medals this time around!
Dates For your Diary
Ulster / Connacht Mayo 10th August
Leinster Curracloe, Wexford 10th August
Munster Tramore, Waterford 10th August
National / International Competitions
Nipper Nationals Brittas Bay, Wicklow 30th August
Junior Nationals Brittas Bay, Wicklow 31st August
European Seniors Netherlands 16-18th August
European Juniors Italy 6th-8th September
Senior Nationals Curracloe, Wexford 14th September
Masters Nationals Curracloe, Wexford 14th September
Celtic Cup Spainish Point, Clare 21st September
Open water Referees Course
This will be run in Wicklow on the 23rd/24th August and is open to anyone who would like to help referee in Ireland or anyone who is interested in finding out more about the rules of surf lifesaving. The theory will be on the 23rd with practical work on the 24th at the National Nipper Competition.
Venue: Wicklow Dates:30th/31st August Contact: Jennifer Lennon, email email@example.com Cost: 50 euro
NOTE: All communication for this courses will be via Teamer.net
If you are an existing referee can you ensure we have your details by email firstname.lastname@example.org
International Referees Representing Ireland
Congratulations to Daniel Wrafter, Dublin, who has been selected as chief referee for the surf competition at this years European Senior Championships.
Irish Nationals - Juniors & Seniors
This year each team will be allowed to enter 3 competitors in each individual event.
New Format European Senior Comeptition
This year the European Seniors will have less events and be run in a similar style and format to the European Juniors. Events will be SERC, line throw, 100m tow, 100m carry, 50m manikin carry, manikin relay, medley relay (pool), flags, board, run swim run, board rescue, tube rescue (ocean).
Celtic Challenge Cup
Celtic Challenge Cup returns to Ireland this year and will be held on Spainish Point beach, Clare on Sat 21st September. This is an international challenge competition and we currently have competitors from Wales, Cornwall, Devon and Netherlands signed up to race. This is definitely one not to be missed with lots of teams events and 6 person relays.