Monday 23 October 2017

Surf lifesavers do club proud

The Irish Water Safety Surf Lifesaving National Stillwater Nipper competition took place recently at the Sports Arena in University of Limerick with twenty Sligo Surf Lifesaving members taking part.

There were teams and individual competitors, aged 8-14 years, travelling from various clubs throughout the country.

The national event saw the very best of competitors, having qualified from regional events, test their surf lifesaving skills and abilities against one another in a highly enjoyable and competitive manner. They competed in a variety of events designed to test the specific skillsets required to be a surf lifesaver including underwater obstacle courses, underwater races, rescue and relay events.

Sligo was well represented with 20 nippers travelling having qualified from the Connacht/ Ulster Surflifesaving Regional Stillwater competition hosted by Sligo Water Safety in March. All competitors did their club and county proud, delivering strong performances with a number of top 10 and medal finishes.

With the end of the Stillwater Season the focus now turns towards the upcoming Openwater Season with the Surf Lifesavers taking to the beach and ocean over the summer months.

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