Surf Lifeguard Course

Spring 2016

DATE: Starting Tuesday 15th March – Saturday 30th April (final assessment). See below for full timetable.

COST: £60 (club members) / £200 (non members). The cost includes £30 for manuals and a £30 exam fee.

So you think you’ve got what it takes?

Being a beach lifeguard incorporates fitness, life saving skills, life support, people and management skills, vigilance and service. All of these are available through the Surf Life Saving GB Surf Lifeguard Award, the best lifeguard award in the UK and the preferred award for lifeguards for our partner, the RNLI. The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award is an internationally recognised qualification and is accepted in Australia and New Zealand.

-A thorough knowledge of the beach and ocean environment
-Rescue skills
-First aid
-Resuscitation
-How to deal with emergency situations
-Radio techniques
-And you will develop the high level of fitness required

Pre-requisite’s
– Be able to swim 400m in under 7.30 mins
– Run 200m in under 40seconds
– 16 Years old +
– SLSGB Membership

All lessons will be taught by trained SLSA GB Trainer/Assessors, Matthew Stone and Rob Dick. Read more here…

COURSE DATES / LOCATIONS:

Tue 15th March – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Wednesday 16th March – Timed Swim at Heslton Pool (20:00-21:00)
Sat 19th March – Truro School 14.00-18.00
Tue 22nd March – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Tue 29th Mar – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Sat 2nd Apr –Truro School 14.00-18.00
Sun 3rd Apr – Beach (Time/Location TBC)
Tue 5th Apr – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Sat 9th Apr – Truro School 14.00-18.00
Sun 10th Apr – Beach (Time/Location TBC)
Tue 12th Apr – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Tue 19th Apr – Falmouth Townhouse 18.00-20.00
Sunday 24th Apr – Beach (Time/Location TBC)
Tuesday 26th Apr – Falmouth Townhouse
Saturday 30th April – EXAM (Time/Location TBC)

To apply please email matt@gyllysurf.org.uk or call Matt 07802 732229 for more info. Deadline for applicants is Sunday 13th March.

Fundraising Quiz

On Sunday 6th December, the club will be holding a fundraising quiz at the Harbour Lights Fish & Chip restaurant, Falmouth.

It’s for teams of 4, and is £10pp (incl. food!). Meeting at 6.30pm for food – the quiz starts at 7.30pm. There is a bar at the restaurant for the adults. Pay on the night.

If you can come, please email matt@gyllysurf.org.uk or call 07802 732229 with your team’s names. Places are limited to 20 teams, so get back to me quickly. The deadline to reply is next Wednesday 2nd December.

See you then, Matt.

Notice of AGM

Notice is given here of the seventh Annual General Meeting of Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club to be held at the Townhouse, Falmouth on Monday 16th November 2015 at 19:30, to consider and if thought suitable pass resolutions as to the ordinary business of the Club relating to the committee, and accounts and statement and of any special resolutions.

AGENDA

1. Opening of Meeting
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. To receive and approve Annual Reports
5. To receive the Treasurer’s Financial Statement for the year ended 30 September 2014
6. To receive and consider nominations (to Secretary no less than 14 days before) for and the election of:
i.       Chairmam
ii.      Vice-Chairman
iii.     Secretary
iv.     Treasurer
v.      Welfare Officer
vi.     Committee Member
vii.    Committee Member
viii.   Committee Member
ix.     Committee Member
x.      Committee Member
xi.     Committee Member
7. AOB (prior notice required)
8. Closure of Meeting

By order of Committee Members.

Notes

Any member of the Club entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy may demand, or join in demanding, a poll. A proxy must be a member of the Club.

At least 14 days notice is required for any nominations or AOB. If you have AOB, please email matt@gyllysurf.org.uk

Gylly in the press – Well done Izzy and Nick!

Notice of Membership Renewal Night

Dear Members

Membership renewal night 

Date: Monday 5th October 2015
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Location: Falmouth School, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth

As previously notified the Committee has reviewed the current fee structure which has previously consisted of an annual membership fee and the weekly collection of subscriptions at sessions.

After consultation and feedback, from 1 October 2015 this system will be replaced by a single annual fee of £120 across all categories (Nippers, Youth, Senior and Masters) which will cover the membership fee and ALL training sessions (pool, beach, turbo etc), therefore, there will be no further collection of subscriptions at any session attended.

Members will have the option of paying the full amount up front or by way of 3 instalments of £40, one at the membership evening followed by payments on 1 January 2016 and 1 April 2016 by way of postdated cheques which will be collected at the membership evening.

In order to partake in training sessions or access any equipment at the club you need to be a member for the very important reason that you, or your child(ren), are not insured otherwise.

Therefore, memberships must be renewed before you return to the pool sessions which commence on the 9 & 10 October 2015.

After feedback, we are also reintroducing an annual associate/supporters membership of £30. This fee will allow people who are not intending to train or compete for the club to still become involved and support the club as a social member only; however, you will not be insured by SLSGB.

Finally, any existing members who have not renewed by 31 October will be assumed as not wishing to renew for the forthcoming year 2015/16, and your future membership position will no longer be guaranteed. Any membership spaces available after 31 October will be offered to those currently on the waiting list. Therefore, if you subsequently renew membership after 31 October a space may not be available. In addition any persons who have been a member of the club in the preceding 12 months will be required to pay the full membership fee of £120, regardless of when the renewal is undertaken.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 5 October and wish everyone a happy and successful 2015/16 season.

Regards,

Gylly SLSC Committee

Download a PDF of the above letter here –
Membership Renewal Letter 2015

Download a PDF of the application form here (bring completed on Monday) –
Gylly-Membership Renewal Form 2015-16

Endless Summer Swim 2015 Results

Thanks to everyone for coming along to the Endless Summer Swim yesterday. You all did amazingly well in tough conditions. Big thanks to Matt Trebilcock, the helpers and water cover as ever.

Here’s the final results – ESS 2015 results

European Surf Life Saving Champs

Gylly SLSC would like to say a huge well done to Team GB, who finished an incredible 3rd overall at the recent European Youth Championships. Fantastic result!

We are immensely proud of our club members, Izzy Berks and Nick Laws who did themselves proud with their performances.

Izzy picked up European silver in Beach Sprints, and European bronze in Beach Flags, Sprint Relay and Ocean Relay. Fantastic Izzy! ‪

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Nick secured European gold in Board Rescue and Ocean Relay! As well as 4th in tube rescue, 8th in Surf race, 6th in sprint relay, and in the pool, 5th in both obstacle and medley relay, 4th in line throw, 13th in 200m obstacle and 23rd in 100m manikin carry with fins.

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Amazing achievements by both of you, we are hugely proud!

Bude Quadrathlon 2015

A massive well done to the team from Gylly who won the team event at the Bude Quadrathlon on Saturday!

Bude Quadrathlon

They finished a superb second place overall, the winner being the reigning European Champion! Our four were Euan Dungavel (swim), Tom Hicks (cycle), James Drage-Hubert (ski) and Theo Flemming (run).

The event consisted of an 800m sea swim, a 30km (very hilly) cycle, a 10km kayak paddle along the canal and finally a 10km off road run.

Cornish Surf Life Saving Champs 2015

Well done to all of the youth, senior and masters who competed at Holywell Bay last weekend. You all did yourselves and the club proud in very testing conditions!

Masters finished 6th overall (despite loosing Matt due to injury), seniors 6th overall and juniors a fantastic 2nd!

Gylly Nippers are the British Champions

Gyllyngvase Surf life Saving Club had its most successful result since establishing 8 years ago, after 2 days of fantastic performances at Exmouth Beach in South Devon. The nipper team has been crowned the British Surf Life Saving Champions, which is one of the biggest achievements in the sport.

Out of the thirty clubs competing, Gyllyngvase SLSC finished over 300 points ahead of the second placed Woolacoombe SLSC, with fellow Cornish club St Ives SLSC in a close 3rd.

The team was led by Gylly’s nipper coach, Matthew Trebilcock, he said ‘Well done to all club members, I’m extremely proud of you. There were so many excellent performances.’

Thank you to everyone who has helped so much towards this result, all the coaches, the committee and helpers, without you none of this would have been possible.’

The events are all based around the skills that lifeguards use to carry out rescues in the sea. They include swim + board races, sprints, endurance running, relay events and flags, a discipline that tests the reactions of competitors.

Over 40 children aged between 7-13 attended the event to represent the club, with a record of over 600 competitors taking part in total. Clubs were represented from all four corners of the country.

Club Captain, Georgia Christophers, says ‘It was a fantastic result! I’m so proud of all our nippers who showed amazing skills, teamwork and competitiveness.’

For a club that’s only 8 years old this October, it’s an unbelievable achievement.’

Georgia was one of 20 youth (13-19) Gylly members taking part in the British Championships.  Their competition took place on Thursday and Friday of last week. The youth members placed an incredible 3rd in the country, with some more amazing performances by all of the athletes. A top 4 finish in both the ski and 1k races were the notable nightlights.

The masters team (30+) competed on the Wednesday and Thursday at Exmouth. They finished an astonishing 6th with only 5 members taking part. The club is aiming to build on this section in future years.

Gyllyngvase SLSC has over 150 active members from nippers all the way up to masters. There are a number of sessions throughout the week for all ages and the club regularly trains in surf on North Coast beaches to test the lifeguarding skills of its members.