Events

Exmouth to host SLSGB National Champions in 2016

Adey Mayhew of Surf Life Saving Great Britain has just announced via Twitter that Exmouth will again host Nipper, Youth and Masters National Championships in August 2016.

Exmouth Beach Rescue Club hosted the championships in both 2014 and 2015.  With over a 1000 competitors the event is the highlight of the surf life saving competition calendar bringing teams together from across the UK.

The event is a huge but welcome challenge for us as a volunteer lifesaving club. We are dependent upon our small group of members and the generosity of the local community in helping make the event the huge success it has been in the previous 2 years.

We're proud to be hosting the championships for a 3rd time and can't wait to welcome our friends from around the country back to Exmouth in August.

  

Devon Champs Ocean Events

Sunday saw 13 members compete at the Devon championships at Putsborough, taking part in board, swim and tube rescue events. 

 

After a hard winters' training the juniors did everyone proud with a 5th place finish, which is a great result for the small number of competitors that went up.

 

The day saw challenging conditions with 3-4ft messy surf, that increased in size through the day.  Keeping control of a 10ft race board is a special skill in those conditions but it was also a great opportunity to test their competence in solid conditions.

 

We're looking forward to the beach events as well as the nipper and master events still to come so stay tuned for updated results!

 

Well done all and thanks to the parents that delivered all competitors and kit to Putsborough for the day! And SLS Devon volunteers for organising a great day.

Tri and Tri again!

Following hot on the heels of last weekend's mega triathlon event at Hyde Park, volunteers from the club attended a slightly smaller event at the weekend at short notice to help out Swim Safety.


The South Hams Triathlon, a brand new sprint distance triathlon at Blackpool Sands, saw 150 people enter. Starting with a sheltered swim across the stunning bay at Blackpool Sands, then onto the bike for a tough climb followed by a fast blast along Slapton Sands, Devon's flattest stretch of road. 

It was a crazily early start for Keith, Avalon, Jim and Dan who were on the water at 6am to help set the course.  We're happy to report the event went swimmingly with no one requiring removal from the water.  

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see  Facebook  for more pics

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see Facebook for more pics

The weekend was a relatively quiet one back at Exmouth with a few minor first aids and another excellent turnout for the junior training session on Sunday.  With competition season closing in fast the team is training hard to prepare for the Nationals on home turf again this August.

 

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Final Hyde Park Triathlon Lifeguarded

Keith, Vicki and Dan provided safety cover at our first triathlon of the season this weekend.  The club members give up their weekend to "work", with any money they would have made being donated to the club.

Taking place on the 30th & 31st May 2015, The Vitality World Triathlon London is one of the world's leading triathlon events and one of only two legacy events from the 2012 Olympic games still open to public participation with over 5000 entries for this years event!  In the elite race Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee recorded his second win of the season as he triumphed on home soil at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon London on Sunday.

All of the water safety crew at the end of a busy weekend, can you spot our volunteers?

All of the water safety crew at the end of a busy weekend, can you spot our volunteers?

Hyde Park is the first of many events this year both local and national that the clubs volunteers will provide safety cover at.  A huge thanks to all of our clubs members involved!