Sept 2014 Newsletter

This is my final e-mail as Chairman of RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire. After several years on the committee, I'll be standing down at our AGM on the 16 Oct.

I'm not sure that it's healthy for an organisation to have the same chairman for too long - so I thought that I'd stand aside and let someone else inject some new ideas into the branch! It's been a pleasure to work with you all and see the fantastic things that our grass-roots members are doing in the local area. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a special thanks to the Branch Committee who work tirelessly behind the scenes on your behalf! Rest assured that I'll still be very much involved in local lifesaving (I'm also chairman of Keynsham LSC) so I'm sure I'll see some of you at future RLSS A&NW events.

Blondie
Chairman - RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire
david@rlsswest.org.uk

RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire AGM - 16 Oct 2014
The RLSS Avon & North Wiltshire AGM will be taking place on 16th Oct 2014 in Bath. This is your chance to hear about what the branch has done over the last year and stand for election onto the committee full details are available on the RLSS West Region website...

Nile Swimmers
After the AGM, theNile Swimmers Nile Swimmers team will be giving a short talk about their work to prevent drowning in Africa. The Nile Swimmers Project is an innovative drowning prevention programme based in Africa. The Project focuses on developing the water safety skills and knowledge of community leaders – so they can pass it on to their communities in a sustainable way.
 
Congratulations
Well done to everyone who attended the recent RLSS A&NW instructor courses in Keynsham. We now have 12 new Rookie Lifeguard Instructors and 12 new Lifesaving Instructors!
Well Done Geoff!
Well done to Geoff from Bradford-on-Avon LSC who won a Bronze Medal in the 1km beach run at the recent Life Saving World Championships in France!

Competition Dates
The University Lifesaving Clubs Association has published its calendar of competition dates for 2014/15. Fixtures include: Bristol Uni LSC Comp on 8 Nov 2014 and the Birmingham Uni LSC Comp on 21 Feb 2015. These events are also open to community lifesaving clubs. Check out the full calendar at
http://www.bulsca.co.uk

Regional Results!
Congratulations to all the competitors from the West Region Championships! All of the results have been validated and are now online: http://rlsswest.org.uk/sport/regionals/

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