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Do you want to become an Assistant Swimming Teacher?

We have a course starting in September in Wexford Swimming Pool.


1. Swimming Teachers Life Saving Award or IWS Safety 4 or equivalent

2. Minimum age 16 years

3. Candidates must have satisfactory attendance

4. Course Fee €120 payable at registration.

Please email wexfordsta@gmail.com to get an application form. Closing date for applications is 27th August 2017. Click here for course application.

Course will run every Friday Night from 6pm to 9m from 8th September to 24th November (excluding 3rd November).

Do you want to become an Beach or Pool Lifeguard?

We have a course starting in August in Wexford Swimming Pool.


1. BeachLifeguard - Candidates must have IWS Rescue 3

2. PoolLifeguard - Candidates must have IWS Rescue 2

Please send a copy of your certificate and €65 deposit to secure your place to:

Wexford Water Safety

c/o Anne Ryan,

8 Ashley Park,



Closing date for applications is 6th August 2017.

Course will start in Wexford Swimming Pool on August 14th.

Summer Programme 2017

Our comprehensive summer programme has been launched. Details available here.

AGM  2017

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will be held on Friday 28th April in the Riverbank Hotel, Wexford and will commence at 8pm. 

We look forward to seeing you all there.


Wexford International Pool Competition, 2017

The 2017 Wexford International Pool Competition will be held on Saturday 25th March.

If you would like to enter a team into the competition complete the form and email to wexfordwatersafety@gmail.com before March 18th.

Following the competition dinner will be served in the Riverbank Hotel, if you wish to attend the dinner, please indicate this on your entry form.

Competition is €20 per person, and €25 for dinner.

Closing date for entries is March 18th.

Download the Entry Form

Competition Rule Book

If you would like to help out on the day with, please email us at wexfordwatersafety@gmail.com

IWS Award Ceremony, 2016

At the recent IWS Award Ceremony in Dublin Castle, a number of Wexford Instructors were awarded for their service and contribution to Irish Water Safety, they were:  

Denise Sayers - 10 year Service Award

Charlotte Byrne - 10 year Service Award

Susie Vaughan - 20 year Service Award

Anne Ryan - 20 year Service Award

Denise Bolger - IWS Sportsperson of the year

Jack Barry - IWS Volunteer of the year

Congratulations to everyone who received an award this year and a massive thank you from Wexford Water Safety for all your hard work and dedication over the years.


Summer Programme 2016

Not sure what Water Safety is about? Check out the video below to see some of the highlights from this years Summer programmes across Wexford. 

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Wexford Water Safety PAW's Course

Well done to all those who completed the PAW's course held in the Maldron Hotel, Wexford, Sunday 24th April 2016. 
The Primary Aquatic's Water Safety Course is an Irish Water Safety educational programme for Primary Schools, which supports the teaching of water safety as part of Personal Safety in the SPHE programme. The PAW's course seeks to develop your pupils confidence and competence IN, ON and NEAR water. 
If your school would like more information or would like to run a PAW's course in your school, contact us here

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.

Pool Lifeguards

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. 

Beach Lifeguards

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.

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