6 members of Gylly passed their beach lifeguard qualification after a 6 day intensive course. Gracie Dack, Rebecca Walters, Courtney-Lee Reid, Dan Luke, Rob Dick and Matt Casey have all been training with the club for several years, and achieved the Surf Life Saving GB recognized qualification last week.
The course includes lots of detailed content, including: first aid + resuscitation, the beach environment, lifeguarding techniques, rescue skills and lifeguard communications. Despite a lot of nerves on exam day, all 6 performed brilliantly and showcased all the skills needed to operate as a beach lifeguard.
“I am incredibly proud of everyone! Qualifying is not easy, and all 6 worked very hard throughout the week. I couldn’t fault any of them on the day.”
Matthew Stone, Club President and beach lifeguard trainer.
The participants were able to perfect their techniques at Gyllyngvase Beach and advance their surf skills at nearby north coast beaches. Falmouth Community Fire Station provided a classroom for all of the theory work, to which everyone is very grateful. Club trainers and beach lifeguards Matthew Stone, Melissa Reid and Allan Reid all gave up their time to help teach the group during the week. The Regional Lifesaving Officer for SLSGB, Alex Bowden, assessed and qualified everyone on the day.
The club has now qualified over 30 beach lifeguards since establishing in October 2008 and has 3 trainers and 1 assessor. The club is committed to providing professionally trained and highly skilled beach lifeguards to work and volunteer for the RNLI beach lifeguard service.
Well done to all juniors, seniors and masters who entered the Cornish Stillwater Champs last Saturday at Bodmin. We came a fantastic 3rd place overall! I don’t have a group picture unfortunately but I hear there were some outstanding performances and everyone put in super effort.
There were too many great results to mention, but in the team events Gylly finished 1st in the Open Manikin Carry, 2nd in the Youth Medley Relay and 5th in the Open Medley Relay.
1st – Portreath 183
2nd – St Ives 129
3rd – Gyllyngvase 109
4th – Perranporth 106
5th – Polzeath 100
6th – Hayle 75
7th – Newquay 48
8th – Crantock 43
9th – Bude 18
Download the results here – Cornish Stillwater Results 2013
Well here they are… the final results from the recent Cornish Nipper stillwaters.
We ended up finishing in an amazing 4th place after the results have been corrected and verified, just a handful of points behind Hayle in 3rd and Portreath in 2nd.
This results shows a massive progression for us as a team compared to last year, so well done to all the Nippers who competed over the 2 weekends. In fact we ended up second in the Gold medal count, only behind St Ives!
Once again well done to all you Nippers, you all contributed to a great result for Team Gylly!
Download the full results here – Nipper Cornish Stillwater Results 2013