Surf Lifesaving Training Centres

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Who We are!

Cork Surf Lifesaving is a strong, active branch of lifesaving organised by Cork Water Safety, the Cork Branch of Irish Water Safety. Surf Lifesaving has been in Ireland since 1948, but has made a revival in the past decade and Cork Surf Lifesaving has played a dominant force in recent years in regional, national and international competitions. It is divided into two sections Pool and Ocean and includes categories for Nippers, Juniors, Seniors and Masters.  Here in Cork we are the current All Ireland Champions Masters as well as having a number of Junior, Senior competitors on Irish Squads and a strong Nipper team! And now more than ever it is the best time to get involved! All ages from 7 to 60+ can get involved.  

What we do!

Surf Lifesaving has grown from strength to strength in Cork. We want for all lifesavers to reach their full potential, and go as far as they want; be that further in the sport or in lifesaving. With our passionate team everyone can get involved and most importantly have fun. Opportunities are always on offer to our team. Our team offers support and guidance. Our teams have: experienced coaching, chances to take part in training camps at home and abroad. And all have their hard work recognised in competitions, by local authorities such as Cork County and City Councils, Sports bodies, and most importantly by the Cork Water Safety. In 2018 Cork Juniors and Seniors experienced a great training camp in Valencia Spain with Surf Lifesaving club Club Natacion S.O.S. Nippers have been able to experience training camps with the Munster squad. While many lifesavers have experienced being able to travel the country with us, while in Summer 2018 four of our junior lifesavers from IncInchydoney made the Irish team for the Europeans which will be held in Ireland in September!


Brilliantly over the past number of years our team have been able to strive accumulating numerous medals at regional, national, European and international level. In 2018 we have a number of lifesavers on the Irish Team. At the All Ireland Nipper Competition hosted by Dublin SLS in the National Aquatic Centre, our nippers in the 12-14 year old age group finished second and just 1.5 points behind Donegal with Clare in third close behind.While our nippers in the 8-11 year old age group also finished second this time behind Clare with Wicklow ending up third. In Summer 2018 our 12-14 year olds won the National Senior Nipper Beach Perpetual Trophy for the 2nd year in a row. A great joint effort between our 3 centres of Inchydoney, Warren and Youghal, while our Masters Team who won the combined Pool and Sea Trophy at National Surf Lifesaving Competition 2018! Cork Water Safety is also proud to note that 5 of our surf lifesavers (Aisling Barry, Sarah Morrison, Callum Holding, Ryan Cotter, and Sean Slattery.) represent Ireland at the Junior European Surf Lifesaving Championship help in UL pool in Limerick and Kilkee!      In 2017 our masters became National Masters Champions again and have been National Champions every year since 2014. They also did a fantastic job representing us at the Europe bringing home numerous medals. Our Nippers just missed out on becoming  National Champions (Though still our Champions) but held the title the previous year. They always do they their best at all regional and national competitions. More information on results can be found on the following link:

Some of the Hard Work!

The Cork Water Safety Committee have recently played host to numerous competitions. In 2018 we played host to the Munster Regional Nippers competition hosted UL 50 metre pool. And in 2017 played host to the Munster Nipper Surf Lifesaving Championships and Munster Junior Surf Lifesaving Championships on the Front Strand in Youghal. And as a celebration for all the hard work our lifesavers and their support teams (parents and anyone at home) have done over the session, we have a end of summer carnival to show how much they all mean to the Cork Water Safety family!!!

A few little things!

We ask for you to be able to swim 50 metres in the sea unaccompanied and tread water for at least a minute. All from nippers to masters are tested on this and anyone who fails is recommended to take part in a Cork Water Safety swim week to improve their ability. For 2018 Nippers must turn 8 by December 31st 2018 (Born in years 2010 to 2004). Seniors must be 16 by December 31st 2018. And due to its' popularity, locations are now in Dunmanway, Inchydoney, Mallow, The Warren and Youghal. We cover the entire county to ensure everyone can get involved and feel that they can join a excellent, caring, supportive community.

Cork Training Dates and Times for Life Saving!

For More Information please contact Cork Water Safety Sports Officer: Cork Surf Lifesaving Email: Inchydoney: Justin Crowley on (086) 8915219 Mallow: Eric on (087) 1209844 The Warren: Billy Horgan on (086) 8205576 Youghal: Finola Brennan (086) 1060488  

National Rules and Regs!

All National rules and regs including more information in relation to surf lifesaving in Ireland can be found at the following link:


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