Juniors

Surf Life Saving GB National Championships Kick Off

Today sees the first day of the Surf Life Saving GB National Age Group Championships, with Masters (aged 30+) competing over the first weekend (6th & 7th August 2016)

It is the 3rd year the championships have returned to Exmouth Beach Rescue Club and will be the final championships before it moves to Holywell in 2017.

Monday will see Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) racing for the 1st time at Exmouth. A high octane sport testing lifeguards ability to drive quickly and accurately in all conditions.Tuesday and Wednesday are Youth Championships where Exmouth Beach Rescue Club's Junior members will compete for National honours in Surf swim, Board and Surf Ski races as well as beach and team events.  

Finally the event will close with the largest age group the Nippers, from 7 - 13 years, on Friday and Saturday the youngsters are the future of sport.

If you are inspired by the events and would like to give this great sport a go please see the join us page or speak to any of our members on beach.

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.

 

If you would like to get involved please visit the join us page

 

New junior members welcomed

Sunday the 26th April saw 8 new junior members successfully take part in their induction. The morning is designed to assess the juniors swim competence with a 200m pool swim in under 5 minutes as well as beach runs, open water swimming and group work.  It is also a great opportunity for existing club members to get to meet parents.

New junior members 2015

New junior members 2015

The new members will begin their journey to becoming lifeguards of the future on the 5th May following the club's AGM and the bank holiday.  They will take part in surf life saving sport training, a key part of acquiring the fitness and skills required to be a lifeguard. As well as theory around the beach environment and aquatic first aid.

 

Well done and thank you to all volunteers involved and a warm welcome to the club to our new members.

 

If you would like to join Exmouth Beach Rescue Club in the future please see our Join Us page.