On Sunday 20th May the Surf Live Saving Association Wales Team (SLSA Wales Team) were at Penmaenmawr Sailing Club together with the Conwy Borough Council Outdoor Activity Development Officer, Roger Pierce, hosted awareness and life saving techniques using safety boats and surf boards. The fifteen young people and parents who attended, were shown and allowed to take part in a number of lifesaving practical scenarios on the beach and in the sea off Penmaenmawr.
There are 29 SLSA Clubs worldwide with many scattered along the coast line of Wales, two of which are in North Wales, one at Rhosnegr on Anglesey , and Surf Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Commodore, Gerry Frobisher, said “I would really like to thank the SLSA Team and Conwy Borough Council for their weekend at the Club. The primary aims & objectives of SLSA is to save lives, to develop and improve National and International standards of life saving whilst co-operating with all organisations with similar aims. SLSA also aim to provide the facilities for young people to participate in organised lifesaving”.
“Fifteen young people and their parents were able to learn some lifesaving skills and take part in several lifesaving scenarios in and off the water”.
For more information on Surf Live Saving Association Wales visit their Web Site
L to R: 3rd Richard Castle (Secretary Rescue Boat Commission). 4th Chris Parry (Chairman Rescue Boat Commission). 6th Gerry Frobisher (Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Commodore). 7th Hugh Murray (Chairman). 8th from left Phil Rees (Secretary Life Saving Commission)