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lifesaving sport update june 2020
Cancellation of remaining SLSA Wales Sports Events for 2020

With the health and safety of our lifesaving community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with current government advice on events in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we...
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COVID update statement 10th June 2020
Dear all,

I hope everyone is keeping well and staying safe in these unprecedented times.

As we hopefully get closer to a time whereby certain restrictions will be lifted, we thought it was a good time to update you all on the cu...
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World Masters Games 2021
Poster and details for the 2021 World Masters Games in Japan can be downloaded from the Public Documents folder in the Members area....
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SLSA Wales Sports Events 2020
Welsh Team & Nipper Ocean Championships Cancelled

It is with very heavy hearts that we are announcing the above events are not able to run in 2020 and we will look to run these events again in 2021.

Each year our team strive...
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BEACHES COULD BE LEFT UNPATROLLED AS RNLI LIFEGUARDS LEFT WITHOUT FINANCIAL HELP
The RNLI is warning that beaches could be left unguarded once restrictions are lifted if the government furlough scheme is not extended to include its seasonal beach lifeguards.

Currently, there is no financial support in place for return...
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Announcement about the rescheduling of LWC 2020
Dear friends,

You have all been informed by our letter of 19 March 2020 about the postponement of the 2020 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC 2020) which was due to be held in Riccione, Italy. Indeed, due to the outbreak of the Coronaviru...
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Fee reduction
Due to the unprecedented times and circumstances we find ourselves in, the Board of Trustees have decided with immediate effect, to reduce all age group memberships to £5.

The MIS is currently being updated for the new fee and those ...
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Resuscitation update April 2020
Below is the link from the UK Resuscitation Council with the latest guidelines for resuscitation.

Link will need to be copied and pasted into your browser.


https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-u...
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RNLI Lifeguard service to pause immediately
Following the Government’s instruction as of 23 March for people to stay at home and avoid gathering outdoors, the RNLI has made the decision to immediately pause the rollout of lifeguard patrols onto beaches. This is to ensure lifeguards adher...
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Corvid 19 update 2 March 2020
Over the recent weeks SLSA Wales has been regularly monitoring the developments regarding COVID 19,, and has been discussing how we as a governing body are able to maintain (where possible) opportunities for our members to undergo assessments –...
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2020 Lifesaving world championships postponed
The ILS has considered the worsening position in Italy, Europe and around the world which has deepened considerably in recent days.

In the interests of the health and well-being of all participants of our events, the ILS has decided that...
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Volunteer GBR 2020 World Championships Lifesaving Team Media Officer
The Role is to attend the 2020 Lifesaving World Championships in Riccione, Italy to act as the Team Media Officer to manage and deliver the GBR Team social media and other communications and to produce reports for internal member communications for t...
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Coronavirus Trustees Statement
15th March 2020

In relation to the increasing concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus, please see the following advice regarding both SLSA Wales and club activities.

Nipper and Youth Camp

Regretfully w...
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GB stillwater coronavirus news
With immediate effect, the GB Nipper Pool Championships to be held on the 28th/29th March, the Youth Pool Championships to be held on 18th April and the Open and Masters Pool Championships to be held on 19th April are all postponed.

Whilst...
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ILS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS STATEMENT
POSTED BY: JOHN MARTIN 9TH MARCH 2020

The ILS is aware of the developing position in Northern Italy, it is continuously monitoring the situation, and in regular contact with our colleagues in the host organisation, FIN. There are new cont...
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New coronavirus training guidance
Qualsafe and Resuscitation Council UK have both just issued very important guidance on resuscitation training. These guidelines can be downloaded from the Public Notices in the Public Documents area on the website.

Needless to say, ALL cl...
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Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19
Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation for those teaching resuscitation techniques
This statement is for anyone who is teaching CPR/defibrillation among other resuscitation techniques.

1. ...
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Introduction to Coaching POSTPONED
The Level 1 Introduction to Coaching course due to be delivered in May, has now been postponed to later on in this year....
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New Online Shop
SLSA Wales along with Cornish Granite Sports have a new line of clothing. Take a look at the wide range on offer at:

https://www.cornishgranitesports.co.uk/category/1199/

(you may need to copy and paste this link in to your web ...
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beach officials course
After the success of the first officials training course for the stillwaters we managed to gain another 47 qualified officials from 11 clubs in Wales.

We are now looking to run our officials course for the beach season. Anyone new to offi...
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World Championships Travel Changes
To the ILS Member organisations

Please forward this important email to all your delegates, teams, clubs etc. to make them aware of the closing dates of the Bologna airport and the options.

The ILS and the Local Organising Commit...
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Request for Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officer
An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officer (DLSO) to support and work alongside the Lead Safeguarding Officer (LSO).

Safeguarding is a very rewarding and important role within an organisation. It is also a role that h...
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NOTICE OF 2020 AGM and CONFERENCE
Notice is hereby given to all members, representatives of governing bodies and any interested parties of the 2020 AGM and Conference of the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales, is to be held at Aberavon Club house, Aberavon on Sunday 15th March 202...
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Youth, Open & Masters Stillwater Results 2020
A great weekend of racing Wales National Pool Swansea. A big thanks to all our officials, club helpers and pool staff who make the event possible.

Congratulations to the winners:
Youth Stillwater Champions 2020: Sker Lifeguards
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2020 Assessment News
Throughout the winter months, your Technical Commission representatives have been busy adding more scenarios to the NVBLQ First Aid and Medical section of the assessment process. There are now four more scenarios for the Assessor to choose from, mak...
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GBR 2020 Team Selectors Appointments ILS 2020 World Lifesaving Championships
The One Team is pleased to confirm the following appointments to select the 2020 GBR Team:-

Chairman (Non-Voting) Craig Robinson
Open Team and Senior Manager Ashley Mann
Youth Team Manager Matt Trebilcock
Pool Coach ...
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GBR Team Managers and Coach Appointments ILS 2020 World Lifesaving Championships January 13, 2020
The One Team is pleased to confirm the following appointments:-

Open Team and Senior Manager Ashley Mann
Youth Team Manager Matt Trebilcock
Pool Coach Gary Lee
Ocean/Beach Coach Lloyd Rosew...
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CALL FOR GBR ONE TEAM ATHLETE SELECTION DECLARATION 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The One Team Administration is calling now for eligible athletes to formally declare to participate in the Selection Process to become a member of the GBR Team to compete at the ILS World Championships in Italy during September 2020.

Selec...
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Mini League Dates
The 2020 Still-water Mini League dates have now been added to our calendar. The league will take place at the Aberavon Leisure and Fitness Centre, Port Talbot....
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50 years of the IRB
Guest of honour at our recent 50 years celebrations, was Warren Mitchell, who was instrumental in introducing the `rubber duckie` into Australia. Warren was invited to the IRB celebrations in New South Wales, but unfortunately he could not make it a...
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Club Officials
For the 2020 competition year, all clubs will be required to provide a qualified official in order to take part in the event.

Event officials are different from the club helpers (those in the blue vests). Officials are individuals who have...
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2019 ILS Rule Book
As an association, we have always followed the guidance and rules of the ILSE (European Lifesaving Federation) over the ILS (world) rules. These are normally the same in principle but different language used to aid those for whom English is not their...
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2020 Nipper Championships
We are looking for expressions of interest from clubs to host the Welsh Nipper Championships 2020. If your club is interested, you will need to obtain permission in principle for the event to take place from the beach owner/local council and then sen...
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The Early Years
Celebrating 50 years of surf life saving in Wales, a booklet has been published covering the start-up period between 1968 - 1793.

This booklet can be downloaded from the Public Documents in the Members Area....
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A Golden Evening
Saturday 16th November saw our Annual Presentation Evening celebrate our usual awards and recognition, as well as the important milestone of 50 years service of surf life saving in Wales. Honoured guests were John David (founder member, first Chairm...
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2020 RNLI Lifeguards Recruitment
Ahead of the 2020 season I’ll be running a couple of open/recruitment evenings to give anyone thinking of applying next year a chance to touch base ahead of applications opening in early January.

These two sessions have the aim of:...
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Award for past President Dr George Middleton MBE
A couple of months back my 97 year-old dad, Dr George Middleton, received a `Lifetime Achievement` Platinum Award from the UK National Parks. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park CEO Tegryn Jones and colleagues hosted a local award ceremony yesterday at...
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How Surf Lifesaving saved my life
On Mental Health Awareness Day, student Sophie Bennett shares her story of anxiety and substance abuse - and how surf lifesaving saved her (copy and paste this link in to your web browser to read Sophie` story).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/...
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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE GREAT BRITAIN YOUTH TEAM!
Great Britain Lifesaving is pleased to announce the Great Britain Youth Team to compete at the 2019 Lifesaving European Championships in Riccione, Italy.

The team of six male and six female athletes were selected from the Great Britain Lif...
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GBR Lifesaving Team
Great Britain Lifesaving is pleased to announce the Great Britain Open Team to compete at the 2019 Lifesaving European Championships in Riccione, Italy.

The team of six male and six female athletes were selected from the Great Britain Life...
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GBR Lifesaving are pleased to announce the 2019 GBR Squad
OPEN MALE GBR SQUAD YOUTH MALE GBR SQUAD
Athlete Club Athlete Club
David Millar Woolacombe SLSC Louis Spalding Sidmouth SLSC
Steven Lewis Portreath SLSC Eddie Pearce Newquay SLSC
Euan Dungavel Gyllyngvase SLSC Louis Garner Portrea...
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SLSA Wales Welsh Team 2019
Surf Lifesaving Wales would like to congratulate the following members that have been selected to represent Wales at this year. They will be taking part in an Wales vs England international which takes place in Perrenporth, Cornwall.

Senio...
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Sports Update May 2019
Latest news from the sports commission can be found here (you may need to copy the link into your browser):

https://mailchi.mp/f934e9e37ea8/slsa-wales-sports-update-may-2019...
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2024 World Championships
During the SportAccord meetings in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in Australia, the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) and Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) signed the agreement to host the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) 2024.

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Welsh Team Selection Criteria 2019

Only athletes who are a member of SLSA Wales & either born in Wales or have Welsh heritage are eligible for selection. Competitors must be in good standing with SLSA Wales and available for competition on 10th August 2019. The Welsh team wi...
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Aberystwyth SLSC News
A plan to build a new community-run sea safety centre in Aberystwyth has been hatched after membership of the town’s surf life-saving club rocketed.

Ceredigion County Council is currently recruiting a team to bring forward initial de...
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2018 Annual Report
The 2018 Annual Report is now available for download from the Public Documents area on our website....
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Membership fees
Membership fees for 2019/20 were set at the recent AGM and there are no changes from last year, i.e.

Club affiliation £30
Nipper/Junior members £12
Senior/Master members £14

The new membership year sta...
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GBR LIFESAVING STEERING GROUP ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM
The GBR Lifesaving Steering Group are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Management Team, who will be looking after our representative Teams attending the 2019 European Lifesaving Championships and then Rescue 2020.

A new struc...
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Nipper Coaches Required
Anglesey Leisure Services have had the go ahead to run the RNLI Swim Safe sessions over the summer.

They are inviting a number of junior schools to take part in the three day event, Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June, on Treaddur...
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Life Saving Chaplaincy
During the recent World Lifesaving Championships, members of the Powercraft Commission met Terry Legg who is involved in Life is Saving Chaplaincy in Australia.

He would be interested in contacting someone in SLSA Wales with whom he might...
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2019 Manuals
All the 2019 award manuals are now available for download from the Members Only area on the website.

The manuals cover all our awards, including Nippers and Powercraft. For any queries, please contact your Regional Tutor....
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Quizdom
All the 2019 Quizdom papers covering Beach Lifesaver Level 1 and 2 and NVBLQ are now available in the Members only Area....
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2019 Paperwork
The 2019 assessment paperwork has been added to the Members only Area. There are changes in a number of the awards, these will be highlighted in the forthcoming T/A updates with the first up date taking place at Cold Knap, Sunday 3rd march commencin...
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2019 Stillwater Results
All the 2019 stillwater Welsh Championships results can be viewed and downloaded from the Public documents area. ...
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GBR Team Management Roles
The GBR Steering Group is seeking interest from members to manage, coach and support the GBR Lifesaving team for a 2 year period through to the World Championships in Italy in 2020.

We would welcome interest from those who are able to comm...
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Stillwater Results
Stillwater Championship results for the weekending 27th January 2019, can now be downloaded from the Public Documents area....
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Ocean Mini-League
Rest Bay and Sker & Pink Bay are arranging what we hope will be the first ocean mini league – a series of relay events, from 2pm to 4pm followed by a BBQ for our youth/masters at Rest Bay.

for further information contact Laura M...
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Sports Information
We are now in the New Year and with the stillwater championship season fast approaching, all the relevant sporting documents and entry packs can be found in the Public Documents depository in the Members Area....
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SLSA Wales Mini League Entered Teams
Sker 3
PYB 3
Rest Bay 3
Rhoose 3
Aberavon 3
Llantwit 3
Vale 3
Llangland 2
Centurion 1 Please confirm ASAP

There may be room for 4th teams so anyone interested email me michael.childs@tiscali.co.uk ...
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2019 Stillwaters
2019 Stillwater Rule Books and Entry packs added to Sport area in Members Login....
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2020 World Championships
Lifesaving World Championships 2020 - dates now confirmed
20 November 2018 - 10:53pm — John Martin

The International Lifesaving Federation is pleased to confirm that the Lifesaving World Championships of 2020 will be held in Ric...
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2019 Competition News
Below are the competition dates for 2019. We are still looking for clubs to host the Ocean championships and ask interested parties to email sport@slsawales.org.uk by the end of November.

Welsh Stillwater Championships 2019
26/27 Jan...
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Volunteer Patrol Guidelines
Following on from a number of queries from our clubs, the Technical Commission have now published, Volunteer Patrol Guidelines, which can be downloaded from the Technical folder in the Members Only Area. ...
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2020 World Championships
Dear Lifesaving Friends,

Following the official allocation of the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC)2020 from the ILS Board in September 2016 to Italy, the Italian Swimming Federation is glad to announce that the forthcoming edition of t...
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Risk Assessments
The new risk assessment template has been added to the Assessment folder in the Members Area on the website. Contact your Regional Tutor should you require any training to use this template....
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Rule Book
The 2018 Nipper Ocean Rule book as now been added to the Sports folder in the members login area....
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Hi-viz vests
The new stock of competition approved hi-viz vests are now available to purchase through the clubs MIS login. Sizes available are XXS, XS, Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large and they are priced at £10 each.

Vests ordered can eith...
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New Book
We are very pleased to announce the sale of our newest manual; Beach Lifesaver Level 1. The contents cover the syllabus for the Level 1 award and compliments the educational material available through our e-learning portal. The manuals are priced a...
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Anti-Doping Policy
The 2018 SLSA Wales Anti-Doping Policy has now been added to the Public Documents area on our website....
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PATROL LEADER
Our new qualification, the Patrol Leader`s award, was due to be launched today at our cancelled AGM. Nevertheless, we are still very pleased to announce that the online e-learning resources for this award, are now available through our e-learning po...
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Sports News
AWARDS
The SLSA Wales Sports committee have been working to ensure our sports events are safe and enjoyable for all. Therefore, be aware of the following:

For all National events and rankings, all competence awards to compete MUST hav...
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2019 Assessments
All 2019 awards manuals, forms, assessments papers, etc., have now been added for downloading, from the Members only area on the website. This includes the six First Aid Scenarios which will be used for the NVBLQ and Level 2 Beach Lifesaving assessm...
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Sport Eligibility Changes
Below is a change to the existing first club rules that is going to be submitted for agreement by the SLSGB Sport Committee re eligibility. As you will read you will now be claiming your GB club for the year at the first Regional Event. This would me...
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Welsh Stillwater Championships
2018 Stillwaters Entry packs and new competitor entry system information can be found in the Sports folder in the Members log-in area....
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Age Group Changes
Sports Commission Update

Proposed Changes to the SLSA Wales Age Groups

Please see the above document in the Public Notices area on our website. SLSA Wales would like to gauge club opinions and therefore ask that coaches and comm...
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Welsh Champion Pencampwr y Gymraeg
Pencampwr y Gymraeg

Mae SLSA Cymru yn awyddus i hyrwyddo defnydd o’r Gymraeg oddi fewn ein Cymdeithas ac yn chwilio am “Bengampwr” gwirfoddol i’r achos. Nid oes gennym unrhyw syniadau blaenorol ac fe fyddem yn fal...
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IRB Testing
Welcome to IRB Bulletin 002/17 from SLSA Wales Powercraft.
 
IRB Bulletins will be issued by SLSA Wales Powercraft throughout the year to help keep your Club informed on IRB issues and help you run an effective IRB Section within your ...
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Flag Signals
The flag signals to be assessed from 2017 are now available to download from the Technical folder in the Members area....
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UK Drowning Strategy
The UK national drowning prevention strategy 2016-2026 can now be downloaded from the Technical folder in the members area log-in portal....
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Books for sale
It is now possible for our clubs to purchase items from SLSA Wales through our website in the secure Members Area. At present we only have two items for sale, namely:

1. 2017 NVBLQ manual £15
2. 2017 First Aid at Work manual ...
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Checking my awards
We continually receive requests from members wishing to check the awards status. This facility has been available to members for a number of years now, but before you can access your details, you will need to set-up a password to be able to log-in. ...
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Online Shop
SLSA Wales, working with the RNLI and RLSS have produced a hard copy of the new lifeguard manual covering the NVBLQ award. These books will only be available to purchase on-line through the clubs log-in area and are priced at £15.

Ou...
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International Recognition
Today 5th September 2016, Surf Life Saving Association of Wales has finally gained International recognition by being welcomed into the ILS (International Life Saving) family by being elected to Corresponding Member status.  Our staging of the ...
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Rip Tide game
A new Rip Tide game has been added to the Safety page on the web-site. Why not give it a go...
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ILS approval
ILS have now recognised the new National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ). All ready in Wales this year, candidates have successfully passed this award, which is also recognised by the RNLI and the UK National Water Safety Council. <...
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Charity Status
At Sunday`s EGM (10 August) it was unanimously agreed by the 11 members clubs attending to dissolve the unincorporated SLSA Wales Charity No. 1048575 in favour of the incorporated Charity No. 1157762 and transfer all the assets to this new CIO (Chari...
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Registration Certificate
SLSA Wales`s Charity Commission certificate added to Public Documents area....
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DBS legislation
After the recent government changes in DBS legislation SLSA Wales Board of Management has now agreed these new procedures.

SLSA Wales lead officer will no longer receive a copy of an applicant’s DBS certificate. The applicant only wi...
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IN THE NEWS..

lifesaving sport update june 2020
Cancellation of remaining SLSA Wales Sports Events for 2020

With the health and safety of our lifesaving community being an utmost priority...
Read more on this article

COVID update statement 10th June 2020
Dear all,

I hope everyone is keeping well and staying safe in these unprecedented times.

As we hopefully get closer to a time wh...
Read more on this article

World Masters Games 2021
Poster and details for the 2021 World Masters Games in Japan can be downloaded from the Public Documents folder in the Members area....
Read more on this article

SLSA Wales Sports Events 2020
Welsh Team & Nipper Ocean Championships Cancelled

It is with very heavy hearts that we are announcing the above events are not able to ...
Read more on this article

BEACHES COULD BE LEFT UNPATROLLED AS RNLI LIFEGUARDS LEFT WITHOUT FINANCIAL HELP
The RNLI is warning that beaches could be left unguarded once restrictions are lifted if the government furlough scheme is not extended to include its...
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