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.

Membership Fee Review

Dear members,

The Committee has been reviewing the current fee structure consisting of an annual membership fee and the weekly collection of subscriptions.

From 1 October 2015 this system will be replaced by a single annual fee of £120 which will cover the membership fee and ALL training sessions attended (including pool training and turbo training for masters).

The Committee have undertaken a costing exercise based on the number of sessions run and believe that £120 is a fair cost for members.

A membership evening will be held in October 2015 as in previous years to renew memberships.

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 and 1 April by way of post dated cheques which will be collected at the membership evening.

If you have any comments on the above, please email club chairman Matthew Stone (matt@gyllysurf.org.uk). Your feedback is welcome.

Regards,

Gylly SLSC Committee.

Thanks from Trelissick

Thanks to everyone who helped out with water cover at the Trelissick Swim. It was a great event and the organisors were very grateful for the support.

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Gylly Nippers are the Cornish Champions

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

Out of the thirteen clubs competing, Gyllyngvase SLSC finished over 200 points ahead of the second placed Newquay SLSC, with last year’s winners St Ives SLSC in a close 3rd.

Club Captain, Orion Page, says ‘It was a fantastic result! I’m so proud of all our nippers and what a huge stepping-stone for our great club of which I am proud to captain! Go Gylly!’

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 60 children aged between 7-13 attended the event to represent the club, with a record 575 competitors taking part in total. There were some outstanding performances over the weekend, notably within the Golden Nipper, which consists of a consecutive swim, board and run. Both Sam Norton and Thomas Trebilcock took the gold medal in their respective age groups and Mia Rule finished a superb second in the 12 years girls race.

Gylly’s nipper coach, Matthew Trebilcock, added ‘Well done to all club members, I’m extremely proud of you all. There were so many excellent performances, and it was so much fun! 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.’

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.

Falmouth Town Council comes to the rescue

Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club, thanks to the support of Falmouth Town Council, has a home to call its own. After 8 years of operating out of a rusting, old shipping container, the voluntarily led club have moved into two thirds of the previous toilet facility on the popular Falmouth beach. The remaining section will remain a unisex facility for the public’s use.

“It has taken a lot of hard work from everyone on the committee, helpful members, local contractors and the Town Council to allow the club to have a permanent storage facility in Falmouth” says club chairman, Matthew Stone.

“We are grateful to the generosity of the Gylly Beach Cafe for allowing the life saving club to store our equipment on their land to date. It has been a massive help. However, due to future plans on our previous site we needed to find a new home for the club.”

Gyllyngvase SLSC was founded in October 2008, with an interest in teaching life saving skills to the local community. They are now one of the largest participated clubs in the country. Through training with the club, members learn how to save lives in the sea. They teach the skills needed to qualify as a SLSGB Beach Lifeguard. From CPR and resuscitation, to board paddling, signals and rescue techniques. Once qualified, members are encouraged to volunteer or work on local beaches in the summer seasons with the RNLI Lifeguard service.

The club brings together all sorts of people in the community. Our nippers (7-12), juniors (13-19) and adults train at Gyllyngvase beach during the summer months and in the pool during the winter. All members have the opportunity to train on surf beaches as well as Gylly. Once a week they take our equipment to a local north coast beach to develop the surf skills and knowledge of our members.

Matthew Stone added, ‘So far, the club has qualified over 50 beach lifeguards. Our new storage facility will help to maintain our reputation for producing knowledgeable, skilled and competent lifeguards, serving the local community for years to come.’

Nipper Frostbite Champs 2015

Gyllyngvase SLSC Cornish Nipper Stillwater Champions 2015!

After 2 fantastic weekends in Penzance we are proud to confirm that we are the 2015 Cornish Nipper Stillwater champions by the smallest of margins (18 points) with 525 points.

A huge congratulations to all the teams that took part and made it such a fantastically close event.

Every member of Team Gylly should be immensely proud of their own contribution to a wonderful team achievement.

Go Gylly! Cornish Nipper Stillwater Champions 2015!

The results can be found on the SLS Cornwall website here >>

Endless Summer Swim 2014 Results

A massive thank you to all the swimmers for making the Gyllyngvase Endless Summer Swim a huge success yesterday. We had 194 swimmers across the events, which is a fantastic turn out. We raised over £1,200 on the day! Thank you.

The results are here: Gylly ESS 2014 – Results

To all the helpers and water cover, thank you so much for all your help, without which, the event would not have happened.

Finally, Gylly SLSC wish to thank all the supporters that made this event happen:

Gylly Café
Swim Supplies
Hine Downing
RNLI
Nalu Beads
Finisterre
Sessions Surf Shop
Ian & Sharon Laws – Costcutter Perranporth
Falmouth Hotel
Greenbank Hotel
Warehouse Bistro
Freeriders
Harbour Lights Fish & Chip Restaurant
Constantine Stores
All Gylly members that donated raffle prizes.

Women in Waves

Gyllyngvase SLSC were delighted to host a session in the “Women in Waves” series promoted by SLSGB this morning.

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In superb conditions (apart from a lack of waves…), 14 ladies enjoyed instruction aimed at developing water safety skills and confidence.

Everyone took part in beach flags, open water swimming, board paddling and board rescue.  In just a 3 hour session all the ladies made great progress in developing the various techniques and it was great fun too!!

Thank you to our coaching team – Matt T, Rob, Reggie and Michelle. A big thumbs up to SLSGB for this initiative from all at Gylly!

Fantastic Afternoon and Evening at Gylly Today

What a fantastic afternoon/evening on Gylly today.  Superb conditions for both Junior Sessions – great fun for all and later, as the tide rolled in, a nice swell to test the ever improving rescue skills of our Seniors and Masters.

But…. as a reminder of what we are all about, mid-session our Club Captain, Georgia, was first responder to a call for help from a swimmer and then assisted the RNLI lifeguards in bringing the casualty ashore and preparing for the arrival of the ambulance.  Georgia has already been complimented by the RNLI on her actions – well done!