Great videos on how to spot a rip current and what do to if you are caught in one.
Remember = at Bantham Beach we have a permanent rip current that runs along the beach from right to left and then out past the rocks. The bigger the swell the stronger the rip.
Bantham Surf Life Saving Club @ The Rock - Watersports Festival
The National Trust have 2 great days of watersport activities on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June.
We will be running two board / swim / tube rescue relay demonstrations at 12 and 2 and an everyone can participate beach flags in between. All club members are invited to join in the fun.
Please email email@example.com to confirm your availability.
Other stuff going on;
Sit on Top Kayaks,
Stand Up Paddle Boards,
Windsurf and Sea Kayaking.
There will be competitions through out the day for age categories 8-12yrs, 13-17yrs and 18 plus. Active Devon sports activities on the beach including Beach Volleyball.
Bantham SLSC will be hosting some of the country's top Surf Lifesaving Coaches and Athletes on Sunday 14th June.
Coaching Development Session 11-12.30pm - session for everyone age 16+ who is interested in improving your coaching skills. Please register your interest on the board in the club house or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Development session 1-2.30pm - your usual afternoon training with a difference as you will learn how to improve your skills from top GB Athletes
Nipper Development session 3-4.30pm - your usual afternoon training with a difference as you will learn how to improve your skills from top GB Athletes
Look forward to seeing you there!
Jo, Sarah, Donna, JJ, Pete and Esther
Torquay Boys' Grammar School in Torbay are trying to organise a Devon Triathlon Competition and have latched onto an existing Triathlon to enable it to happen.
The triathlon (Pool swim>Velopark ride> Park run )is in Goodrington, Paignton on Sunday 24th May and because there are very few triathlons for children anywhere in the country we don't want your SLS Club or local school to miss out!
The English Riviera Junior VeloPark Triathlon (Sunday 24th May) takes place in Goodrington at the Torbay Leisure Centre and Torbay Velopark. I have approached the organisers of the triathlon and they are happy to include an inter-school element to the competition. Any pupil from year 3 up can enter but if a school wants a chance of competing for the Devon Schools Triathlon Cup then they must have a minimum of 3 pupils (3x minimum-must be one of each gender, plus one)enter the triathlon from their school.
Pupils and parents enter the triathlon online themselves. Schools just have to promote to their pupils/parents to take part. The categories will be- Yr 3 & 4, Yr 5 & 6, Yr7 & 8, Yr 9& 10. The school team with the best results from each category combined wins the first inter-school Devon Schools Triathlon Cup!
The Triathlon is a Triathlon England accredited and supported event with over 100 children already entered. The cost to enter is only £15 per student and a school does not need to accompany the students but each student must have a parent/carer with them. To encourage schools to promote attendance from their school, the Triathlon organisers are offering one FREE adult place per school (adult triathlon from noon on the same day) for teachers that organise at least 3 pupils from their school. Schools can enter as many competitors are they want, only the top three places for that school will count for the completion.
For more information visit www.geoparkadventure.com or direct link to enter
Nipper training day
Putsborough Beach in North Devon on Saturday 23rd May 2015
Training day is for Little Dudes 8 -10yrs (2007,2006,2005) and Young Guns 11 -13yrs ( 2004, 2003, 2002).
On the day you will receive specialist coaching from the top accredited inspiring athletes and top coaches within Surf Life Saving Great Britain. They will teach skills in surf lifesaving sport as well as providing advice on the day to help support you in getting the most out of your training day and future club training sessions. If you would like to meet other surf lifesavers and get involved and have some fun come along and be part of it!
The cost of the day is only £25.00 per child, second child £20.00. Price includes: coaching, burger and chips from the beach café.
This day will be full on with sea and beach fitness programme. You must bring your own equipment. Please bring your own drinks and lunch.
All participates are advised to look after their own valuables such as ipods, phones etc,
Beach Smart takes no responsibility for lost or damage items.
Your day on the beach
Registration on the beach is from 9:30am- drop of point will be located soon.
10am Registration / Welcome / Warm up
10:30am Young Guns Surf Training Skills and Techniques
10:30am Little Dudes Beach Training and Techniques
12:45pm Little Dudes Surf Training Skills and Techniques
12:45pm Young Guns Beach Training and Techniques
2:pm Battle of the Boards
3pm Burger & Chips
3:30pm Home to rest!
If you wish to take part please email your interest with Michelle Gammon email@example.com
For an entry form. Closing date 18/05/15
For more information about the day please contact Tracy Lark on 07882 986003 email firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle on 07976 279049
Croyde Beach in North Devon on Saturday 9th May 2015
Youth training academy day is for 12yrs (nipper -juniors) - 17yrs targeting existing members that wish to learn and develop their skills in surf lifesaving sport. On the day you will receive specialist coaching from the top accredited inspiring athletes within Surf Life Saving Great Britain. They will teach skills in surf lifesaving sport as well as providing advice on the day to help support you in getting the most out of your training day and future club training sessions. The day will also include the opportunity for you to undertake SLSGB accredited Awards which will allow you to compete in Youth and Senior SLS Devon and SLSGB National Ocean Championships; however this is an extra cost at £5.00 per award details on this are attached.
If you would like to meet other surf lifesavers and get involved and have some fun come along and be part of it!
The cost of the day is £25.00 per person 2nd Youth £20.00
· Safety Cover
· Food at the thatched
This day will be full on with sea and beach fitness programme.
You must bring your own equipment and use the main car park opposite Ruda Holiday Park, this includes club trailers.
All participates are advised to look after their own valuables such as ipods, phones etc, Beach Smart takes no responsibility for lost or damage items. Please bring your own food and drink.
YOUR DAY ON THE DAY
Registration on the beach is from 9:00am!
9.30am Fitness Mayhem
10:30am Surf Skills- swim and board techniques
12 noon Break
1pm Warm up
1:30pm Battle of the Boards
2:30pm Beach fun
3:30pm Burger/Veg Burger and Chips at the Thatch J
4:15pm Home to rest!
Further enquiries should be directed to
Tracy Lark Phone: 01271 324603 Mobile: 07882986003 Email: email@example.com
OR Michelle Gammon Mobile: 07976 279049 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE 4TH MAY 2015
Do you want to attend the Atlantic Games ?
Youngsters under the age of 15( born in 2000 or after) are being sought for a Devon Team.
If you are interested in being selected for the team for this years Atlantic Watersports Games in the Basque Region of Spain let Paul Tobin know now.
07881025350 email: email@example.com.
Unfortunately the ferry is fully booked for under 16 year olds, so the younger embers will fly whilst the older members will travel on the ferry and accompany the kit..
The cost for each athlete is in the region of £500.
Those that went last year had an amazing experience.
See more here http://www.atlanticgames.eu/index.php/en/
Sunday 7th June - time 3 - 4:30pm
Parents of nippers and youths and all members are invited to an afternoon to look round the club and be shown all equipment that members can use.
There will also be a brief safety talk about Bantham beach
A question and answer session
We welcome any suggestions
Tea and Biscuits will also be available to all who come down
Message from - Barrie Charlesworth
Flood Resilience Training is about to start.
It can only be for members of SLSGB so if there is a non-member you know who wishes to take part then they would need to join it no later than a few days before they commence training.
The first two days will be 16th and 17th of May and subsequently the 4th and 5th of July.
The venue will depend to a large degree on where most people attending deadline Sunday 26th April.
After this the venue will be fixed but if there are places then they could still be taken up.
If you have any suggestions for a river with access for wading and maybe some swimming please let me know. As far as I can tell you do not need to attend all four days ore even do the training in the correct order so you could just do a day here and another there but will eventually need to complete in order to achieve competence.
There is no fee as we have obtained a grant to cover the cost of the course, hire of dry suits and other PPE. Probably you will need to bring or purchase your own food and drinks but I'll see if this can be included. I will also find out if the cost of certification is included.
I'm a little uncertain as to the format so look at the information below:
•Require a possible venue for me to look at- we will also look too.
•Number of candidates
• sizing of candidate through safequip dry suit sizing.
We recommend that persons at this time wear wet suit boots for training and if they could bring them to the session along with under gear such as thermal/ fleece tops and leggings to be worn under the dry suit.
Spare clothes are recommended.
Also land based activities will be outside, so it is recommended that outdoor gear- wind/rain/sunshine/cold/hot
Course on day one will contain power points/ discussions/ rope work and technical gear/ in water operations
Second days will be power points/ in water operations to include non powered craft, wading, swimming, rope work, command and control, technical SAR work
It is always as is with weather and river flow rates, that time tables change so we will always try and facilitate
If intrested please contact - Barrie - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking at holding more socials in 2015 - please can you let us know if you are interested in this and any suggestions for them.
We are thinking of an evening one at the clubhouse in June for starters with food .
Let us know your thoughts email@example.com