Summer Training Schedule 2016


Club Cycle

  • Saturday mornings | Seniors / Masters. (Check Facebook for location and times as these vary)

Club Night – Gyllyngvase Beach

  • 15.30-16.45 | Youth 13 & 14 (born in 2002 & 2003)
  • 16.45-18.00 | Youth 15 to 19 (born 1997 to 2001)
  • 18.00-19.00 | Seniors (20+) / Masters (30+)

Youth Ski Training – Gyllyngvase Beach

  • 08.15-09.30 | Youth 13 to 19 (born 1997 to 2003)

Nipper Club Morning – Gyllyngvase Beach

  • 10.00-11.15 | Nippers aged 8 to 10 (born 2006, 2007 & 2008)
  • 11.15-11.45 | Sandhoppers aged 6 to 7  (starting in June)
  • 11.45-13.00 | Nippers aged 11-13 (born 2003, 2004 & 2005)

Open Water Swim – Gyllyngvase Beach

  • 18.00-19.00 | Youth / Seniors / Masters (born 2003 & earlier)

Club Run – Gyllngvase Beach

  • 19.00-20.00 | Youth / Seniors / Masters (born 2003 & earlier)

Senior / Masters Competition Training – Gyllyngvase Beach

  • 18.00-19.15 | Seniors (20+) / Masters (30+) *Note – this session may change location on occasion. Starting Wednesday 18th May.

Competition Training

  • Nippers & Youth | Location and times vary each week.

These sessions are designed for those members who will be (or contemplating) competing at the Cornish, National or World Championships. The sessions will be advised on the Gylly Facebook page on Monday of each week, confirming the day(s), time(s) and location(s). These will take place on either, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and will be on Gylly or a North Coast location depending on conditions.

Masters Ski Training

  • Seniors & Masters |  Location and times vary each week.

Taking place early mornings and will be advised on the Gylly Facebook page on Monday of each week.

Lifeguard Training

We will be running a beach lifeguard course this summer. Location and times TBC. Check Facebook for details. Contact Matt Stone if you are interested.


Saturday Youth sessions commence – Saturday 7th May
Sunday Ski & Nipper sessions commence – Sunday 8th May
Mid-week competition sessions commence – TBC – Depending on conditions
Monday Swim & Beach sessions commence – Monday 9th May

Please note all sessions are subject to change due to coach and safety cover availability. All amendments will be posted in advance on the Gylly Facebook Page.

Guide for Nipper Sessions

Nipper beach sessions are great fun but the weather is usually unpredictable, it is Cornwall after all! Everyone enjoys themselves more and performs better if they have the right clothing and equipment.

I hope that you find the following useful although I would stress that this is not a definitive list, but hopefully a good starting point:


  • A good fitting wetsuit is an absolute must!!
  • Wetsuit boots and gloves (until the sea warms up)
  • Swimsuits/Jammers
  • Rash vest x 2
  • Swimming hat
  • Goggles
  • Beach shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Towels
  • Warm hat and clothes for afterwards
  • Sun hat
  • Drink bottles x 2


  • Sun cream/bloc
  • Lip salve
  • Vaseline (for wetsuit rub)

Please remember all nippers must be registered in for the session with a parent/guardian. A wristband will be issued to show you have been signed in.

At the end of the session all nippers accompanied by a parent/guardian must sign out and return the wristbands immediately, so we can ensure everyone has been accounted for.

If your nipper leaves the session early, please remember to sign them out.

A parent/guardian must remain on the beach at all times, we have to adhere to strict helper to nipper ratios, which can be affected if a coach/helper needs to look after a nipper outside of the session.

Finally, we are a club based upon volunteers, from help on the registration desk, through to water cover and the coaching team. As a club we need to continue to build on all these parts of the club. So if you would like to be part of a great team and give something back, please let us know!!

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07801 580106.

Matthew Trebilcock
Nipper Coach

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
-How to deal with emergency situations
-Radio techniques
-And you will develop the high level of fitness required

– 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…


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 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 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.


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.


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

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.


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! ‪


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.


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.