Cornish Nipper Frostbite Champs

Well, what an exciting couple of weeks for Gylly at St Ives and what a result – 4th place overall, up from 7th last year!  Congratulations to all the nippers involved and thanks to all the parents and other assorted helpers.

The Gylly team got off to a great start on the first Saturday, with the 8 to 10’s scoring at least one medal in every event except the tube rescue (4th by just one second) and finishing the day in 3rd place.  It was a great team display with 17 out of the team of 21 scoring points for the club and with many outstanding individual performances.

That was always going to be a tough act for the older ones to follow, but the 11 to 13’s did the club proud for a second week, almost equalling the success of their younger team mates, with 12 out of 19 scoring points and finishing up with a comfortable 4th place overall.  Again, performances to be proud of in both the team and individual events and but for a couple of bits of bad luck in the relays, Gylly would have been snapping at the heels of 3rd placed Hayle.  Well done to St Ives, in awesome form, holding off Portreath to take the title by a whisker.

Medals and final results should be available at training on 19 March – well done to all.

Pics by Sam | Words by Hugh

Padstow to Rock Swim

12th June 2011.

Please find attached the poster and entry form for the 2011 Padstow to Rock Swim which will be raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment as nos. are limited to 120 elite swimmers and 200 non-elite.

Why not take a look at the Marie Curie website where the entry forms can also be downloaded, to find out more about the charity and other forthcoming events.

Why not make it a weekend in Padstow?  there are plenty of campsites and good accommodation in the surrounding area and there will be entertainment, music, BBQ and a bar after the swim with a live band playing on Padstow Band Stand in the evening.

PADSTOW to ROCK SWIM entry form 2011

Nipper British Life Saving Pool Championships

Cardiff International Pool – 26 March 2011

The closing date for entries to the Championships is fast approaching, therefore, we need to know if you intend to compete in Cardiff as soon as possible and definitely no later than the pool session on Saturday 5 March.

If you have already decided to attend, please let Mrs Christophers know by e-mail – barry.christophers@talktalk.net

If you are undecided about competing in Cardiff, please feel free to call either Hugh on 07593 680231 or Matthew on 07801 580106 to discuss further.

Frostbite (Juniors, Open and Masters)

March 12th, 5pm-8:30pm

@ Bodmin Pool

Juniors, Seniors and Masters

Event calander coming soon along with prices. Contact Melissa for more info.

RNLI Castle to Castle Swim + 10K Run

The RNLI’s annual Castle to Castle Swim and St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run events will be held on Sunday 29 May and will be raising money for the RNLI. The event’s are being held during the annual Fal River Festival.

The Castle to Castle Swim is a 1 mile Open Water Swim held between Pendennis Point and St Mawes Castle and offers a unique opportunity to cross this major estuary under controlled circumstances, with the swim taking place at 3pm to coincide with slack water (High Water 15:59)

All entrants must be capable of swimming at least one mile in open water and guarantee to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship for the RNLI – sponsorship forms are provided including a PDF version and for those wishing to setup their own on-line fundraising page guidelines are available – please note that all competitors must provide and wear a wet suit – high visibility swim caps will be supplied by the RNLI.

The St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run will start at 4pm and follows the coastal footpath from St Mawes to St Just in Roseland and Messack Point before climbing up over the peninsula and back down into St Mawes along the harbour side to the finish line back at St Mawes Castle. Although this is a coastal run it does rise to a height of 200ft as it crosses over the peninsula before dropping back down to sea level. All entrants must guarantee to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship for the RNLI – sponsorship forms are provided.

Anyone who takes part in the Castle to Castle Swim will automatically get free entry to the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run and will have the choice of completing immediately after their swim or joining the mass start at 4pm. The On-Line Registration for the 2011 RNLI Castle to Castle Swim is now LIVE and can be found at www.rnli.org.uk/castle2castle

Currently we have over 180 people registered for the swim and the number of places will have to be limited due to safety considerations so early registration is recommended.

On-Line Registration for the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run will open in March but provisional places can be booked by e-mailing cornwall@rnli.org.uk.

If you would like to sample the atmosphere from last years RNLI Castle to Castle Swim why not view the video footage that has been uploaded by a member of the public onto the RNLI’s Official YouTube site at 2010 RNLI Castle to Castle Swim.

For those that are not interested in taking part in the swim or run there are still plenty of other ways of getting involved in this major event, both ashore and afloat – any help you can give would be gratefully appreciated.

The help that Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club gave us last year was very much appreciated and we hope you will able to help again this year. – Contact Allan (allan@gyllysurf.org.uk) if you are interested in volunteering as safety cover for the event.

Further information on the RNLI Castle to Castle Swim and the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run or how you can help with this event please contact Dave Nicoll (RNLI Community Fundraising Manager) at cornwall@rnli.org.uk or by telephoning 01326 210008.

Attached is a map showing the route of the swim.

The Event will allow the RNLI to hopefully reach their fundraising target of £25k – this money which will then be used to help Save Lives around our Cornish Coast.

RNLI Castle to Castle Swim + 10K Run

The RNLI’s annual Castle to Castle Swim and St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run events will be held on Sunday 29 May and will be raising money for the RNLI. The event’s are being held during the annual Fal River Festival.

The Castle to Castle Swim is a 1 mile Open Water Swim held between Pendennis Point and St Mawes Castle and offers a unique opportunity to cross this major estuary under controlled circumstances, with the swim taking place at 3pm to coincide with slack water (High Water 15:59)

All entrants must be capable of swimming at least one mile in open water and guarantee to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship for the RNLI – sponsorship forms are provided including a PDF version and for those wishing to setup their own on-line fundraising page guidelines are available – please note that all competitors must provide and wear a wet suit – high visibility swim caps will be supplied by the RNLI.

The St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run will start at 4pm and follows the coastal footpath from St Mawes to St Just in Roseland and Messack Point before climbing up over the peninsula and back down into St Mawes along the harbour side to the finish line back at St Mawes Castle. Although this is a coastal run it does rise to a height of 200ft as it crosses over the peninsula before dropping back down to sea level. All entrants must guarantee to raise a minimum of £25 sponsorship for the RNLI – sponsorship forms are provided.

Anyone who takes part in the Castle to Castle Swim will automatically get free entry to the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run and will have the choice of completing immediately after their swim or joining the mass start at 4pm. The On-Line Registration for the 2011 RNLI Castle to Castle Swim is now LIVE and can be found at www.rnli.org.uk/castle2castle

Currently we have over 180 people registered for the swim and the number of places will have to be limited due to safety considerations so early registration is recommended.

On-Line Registration for the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run will open in March but provisional places can be booked by e-mailing cornwall@rnli.org.uk.

If you would like to sample the atmosphere from last years RNLI Castle to Castle Swim why not view the video footage that has been uploaded by a member of the public onto the RNLI’s Official YouTube site at 2010 RNLI Castle to Castle Swim.

For those that are not interested in taking part in the swim or run there are still plenty of other ways of getting involved in this major event, both ashore and afloat – any help you can give would be gratefully appreciated.

The help that Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club gave us last year was very much appreciated and we hope you will able to help again this year. – Contact Allan (allan@gyllysurf.org.uk) if you are interested in volunteering as safety cover for the event.

Further information on the RNLI Castle to Castle Swim and the St Mawes 10km Cross Country Run or how you can help with this event please contact Dave Nicoll (RNLI Community Fundraising Manager) at cornwall@rnli.org.uk or by telephoning 01326 210008.

Attached is a map showing the route of the swim.

The Event will allow the RNLI to hopefully reach their fundraising target of £25k – this money which will then be used to help Save Lives around our Cornish Coast.

Triathlon Training

The Monday evening Turbo-Training session will now be held at The Dracaena Centre, in Falmouth (6-7pm) . We will also be starting and finishing the club run from here too (7-8pm). There are showers and all bikes can be stored safely for the club run (bring a bike lock if you have one). All you need is a bike (road/mountain/tandem) and a Turbo Trainer, altough the club can provide these. The session is £1 per person to pay for the room hire. See you there…

Don’t forget, we also have a club cycle leaving from Gylly Lifeguard Hut every Sunday morning at 10am. (16+ and heltmets are a must)

For more info on Triathlon training follow the link above and follow this link for more information on the centre: www.dracaenacentre.org

Lifeguard Challenge

Monday 19th September, 2011. 6.30pm

This gruelling endurance event is open to members who think they’re brave enough. Starting from the Lifeguard hut at Gylly, it involves an off road dash to Maenporth (3K), a board paddle to Swanpool (2K) and finishes with a swim back to Gylly (1K).

Iroman UK

31st July 2011.

The race starts from Bolton. Allan Reid and Matt Stone are competing fpr the club.

Race Distance – 140.6 miles inc 2.4mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run

Website here

Endless Summer Swim

The ‘Gyllyngvase SLSC Endless Summer Swim’ is held on the final Sunday of the Lifeguard season in September, based at Gyllyngvase Beach. The course is roughly 800m’s (3 Buoys) for adults and 500m’s (1 Buoy) for nippers.

Each entrant is required to raise a minimum of £5 sponsorship to take part. It’s been a fantastic event for the past 3 years and the club looks forward to seeing you there in 2011!

Prizes: 1st placed adult, master (30+), junior (13-17) and nipper win a unique trophy and a one year membership to Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club. Also prizes for the runners-up, the first Gylly SLSC members in each age catergory and the highest fund-raiser.

Endless Summer 2011 Application Form

Endless Summer Poster