Sunday 13th June saw the kick-off of our Porthmawr60 events. The nippers plus coaches completed 60k of 1k runs. The nippers and juniors had 53 trainee lifeguards in the race from ages 7 – 13 with the help and encouragement of eight coaches also running the course.
61 all told and the first event goal completed with £120 donated at the beach.
Next up we have 5k board paddles round the bay with individuals or groups picking their own time slots. AND 1k or 2k swims starting next Sunday at 11:00. Aiming for 60 kilometres totals in the coming weeks.
PS Coxy is trying to beat his 60 minutes late routine!
Starting with the pre-COVID New Years Day Swim hosted by the hard working St Davids Penknife Club the season became a short summer with disinfectants, social distancing and general care. A few stalwarts still managed to provide Lifeguard cover integrating with RNLI shifts and personal training at Whitesands. No organised group trainings were held due to the complexity of adhering to guidelines and the various permission forms.
So here are the stats from Porthmawr SLSC for the 2020 season where we achieved an enormous amount of volunteer hours picking up the shortfall from the RNLI services.
We patrolled 254 hours – the equivalent to about 30 full days
We had 10 Assists, 9 rescues, 4 major first aids and 1 minor ( we were asking people to deal with their own minors in most circumstances), and 3 missing children.
Lets hope that next year we can all get together down at the beach!
At the recent AGM various officer reports were made about the previous successful season. Jon David stepped down as Club Captain due to overwhelming work commitments and was commended and thanked by the Chairman and committee.
The new season has already begun with Nipper Surf Skills on Saturdays at 14:00 and Nipper Coaching on Sundays at 14:00.
Senior training night is 18:00 on Mondays. A new App will be trialled in order to communicate between groups.