Well done to all those who completed the PAW's course held in the Maldron Hotel, Wexford, Sunday 24th April 2016.
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Wexford Water Safety AGM
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at The Riverbank House Hotel @8pm
Wexford Water Safety Certificate Presentation, 2015
Wexford Water Safety recently held a presentation night in the Riverbank Hotel. On the night we saw certificates being presented for newly qualified Beach and Pool lifeguards, Assistant Swim Teachers, Swim Teachers and QPR certification for existing Instructors.
All of these courses were run over the past year, by our ever busy volunteers at Wexford Water Safety.
Congratulations to everyone who received an award on the night and also to those who could not make it, and to all the volunteers without whom these courses could not be held.
The first certificate to be given out was the Level 2 IWS Pool Lifeguard, this is award is needed to qualify as a pool lifeguard in any deep pool around the country, the course was held in Wexford Swimming Pool over the Easter Break.
Receiving this award on the night were:
Matthew Arthur, Denise Bolger, Hannah Byrne, Martin Byrne, Jessica Devaney and Alex Edyt, absent on the night were Neil Beaver, Amy Dowdall, Leah McGuire, Emma McKegney, Finna Rossiter and Sarah Ryan.
Also held over the Easter Break was an IWS Beach Lifeguard course, which qualifies the participants as Beach lifeguards allowing them to apply to work for local authorities on the lifeguarded beaches around the country.
Receiving this award on the night were:
Niall Loughran, Gary McDonald and Hannah Rossiter, absent were Lizzie Breen and Philip Dorian.
Assistant Swimming Teachers
Also presented on the night were the IWS Assistant Swimming Teacher certificate, this is a course run by Wexford Water Safety beginning every September and running into the new year. It is held weekly on a Friday night as part of the Wexford Water Safety’s swimming lessons in Wexford Swimming Pool.
Receiving this award were:
Denise Bolger, Anna Kinsella, Gary McDonald, Matthew Arthur, Jessica Devaney and Hannah Rossiter.
Also having taken part in the course but absent on the night of the presentation evening were John Matthews, Leah McGuire, John Redmond, Domantas Sniezka, Gavin Travers, Neil Beaver, Amy Dowdall, Bill Milne, Kevin Neiland, Lucy Proctor and Sarah Willoughby.
Full Swimming Teachers
Wexford Water Safety had nine new IWS Full Swimming teachers this year. This course was held over the Easter Break and the subsequent number of Friday nights.
Those presented on the night were:
Darragh Allen, Joanne Beaver, Leanne Bryan, David Edwards, Holly Kearns, Ciara Long, and Sean Maher. Missing from picture are: Claire Dempsey and Sinead Hynes.
Instructor Refresher/QPR Course
The last certificates of the night were to a number of IWS instructors who part took in the Question, Persuade and Refer QPR course at a recent Instructor Refresher. This helped provide the instructors with the skills to identify & question those who may be at risk of suicide, as well as the ability to talk to those at risk and gave them a better insight into who best to refer them onto.
Well Done to our SLS Representatives
Wexford Water Safety would also like to congratulate their Surf Lifesaving Team members Denise Bolger and Cameron Steel, who were picked for the Irish Surf Lifesaving Team, with whom Denise will be competing at the European Junior Lifesaving Championships in Spain in September, and both Cameron and Denise will competing with at the European Senior Championships in Wales in August. Also well done to Bill Milne who is a reserve on the Junior Boys Team, and hard luck to Matthew Arthur, and Wexford Beach Lifeguard and Dublin Team member Ruth O’Gara, who both narrowly missed out on places on the teams.