'Nipper' lifesavers do well in Leinster Championships
WEXFORD Water Safety's Local Area Committee hosted the Lenister Provincial Nipper Surf Lifesaving Competition on Curracloe Beach in late August.
The sun shone on the 100 participants from various counties throughout Lenister as junior lifesavers aged from 8 upwards took to the water to display their safety and rescue skills.
Events included using a rescue board, swimming with fins and beach sprints and flags along with relay events. The county with the overall highest number of points were Wicklow but the Wexford participants put in some very strong performances in all the different events.
Wexford coach Lar O'Connor was very proud of his team of competitors and thanked the referees, secretary, safety officer, those on water cover and the organising committee for their sterling work.
A special presentation of medals was held in Hotel Curracloe where the competitors were presented with their medals by the Deputy Mayor of Wexford, Ted Howlin, who commented on the great display of lifesaving on Curracloe beach.
The Wexford boys team consisted of Kevin Byrne, Sean Reck, Liam Devaney, William James Bolger, Niall Reck, Darragh Sinnott, Martin Byrne, Billy Milne, Martin Whelan and Shane Ellis. The girls squad consisted of Anna Kavangh, Aoife Milne, Lettie Whelan, Anna O'Gara, Matilda Dunne Cronin, Hannah Byrne, Jessica Devaney, Denise Bolger, Mary Lyons, Anne Daly, Aisling Lyons and Lisa Bolger.