National Surf Life Saving Stillwaters 2012

Gyllyngvase SLSC once again made the trip up to the Cardiff International Pool to enter the National Surf Life Saving Stillwater Championships.

Both nippers and juniors were competing over the weekend, and as always, we performed amazingly and showed some superb team spirit. Team coaches Matt Trebilcock and Will Parkinson were overjoyed with the dedication and effort by all competitors and the results are now in. The nipper team finished an excellent 8th, winning 3 gold, 13 silver and one bronze medals. It’s not all about the winning though, as all nippers contributed to the success of the team. We were the fourth highest placed Cornish club, which is a super achievement. The juniors also performed well, finishing in 18th position, despite having the smallest team on the day.

‘Huge congratulations to all the Nippers and Juniors who competed for Gylly in Cardiff last weekend. You all did yourselves and your club proud! As always, it is a pleasure to be a member of Gylly SLSC when we have a group of nippers and juniors who perform at the levels that they all did this weekend and more importantly the enjoyment and team spirit that they had whilst doing it. Thanks to all the parents and especially all our helpers that made it such a great weekend for all of us.’

Matthew Trebilcock, Nipper Coach

‘I would like to say well done to all the juniors, you were fantastic in the water and we had comments on your polite well-mannered behaviour! Big thank you to you all for doing the club proud! And thank you to all the parents that helped out on the day.’

Will Parkinson, Gear Steward (Stand-in Junior Team Manager)

Full results below:

2012 Nipper National Pool Results

2012 Junior National Pool Results

The club is now focusing on getting ready for the summer season, with beach training starting next month. The full summer programme will be posted on the Gylly website as soon as possible. Photo: Jacqui Owen.