Summer Weeks 2021


         (updated 26 July 2021)


  • max class size is 12 as recommended by WSI (but more than 1 class if needs be)
  • minimum age is 8yrs to limit Instructors having to get too close to some children younger than that who may need help in the water & with hats 
  • Rescue classes only  held in Ennis Pool as extra equipment is needed which we have limited supplies of.

 Classes being run in open water will be:

  1. Marlin 8 and 10
  2. Safety 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. Survival/Endurance 1 & 2 for swimming fitness

Help me choose a class - go to 'Clare Water Safety', then 'Award Structure'


To book a class, click on the location below:

  • Miltown (5th July) - Booking Closed
  • Flagmount (26th July) - Booking Closed
  • Kilkee (16th Aug) - not yet open



 Lahinch Beach Safety Flyer

Water Safety Clare members have produced & distributed these informative Safety leaflets for Lahinch beach. It is envisioned to develop this idea to include more locations around our county. Available in hotels, shops & B&Bs in and around Lahinch in 2021

 WSI Surf Lifesaving Awards


The aim of these awards is to promote an awareness of safe behaviour in the outdoor environment and to teach the skills needed by the modern lifeguard on our beaches.


 The core skills of the sport of lifesaving are also introduced during these awards. 


The Awards will be delivered in White Strand Miltown Malbay & Spanish Point by a Water Safety Ireland Instructor who is also a Surf Lifesaving Coach. They will be advertised in the coming days.

For more information click on the arrows

Lifesavers show resolve at National Stillwater Championships


UL Sport played host to the Water Safety Ireland National Stillwater (pool) Championships on 15/16 February 2020. After two days of great racing, the Clare Men's team regained their National title while the Ladies team won their title back from Wicklow, the winners in 2019.



Pic shows Eoin Rouine, Tommy Nunan, Dylan O'Brien & Bernard Cahill being presented with their trophy by CEO of WSI, John Leech


LEADER funding


Irish Water Safety - Clare, gratefully acknowledges a grant of €150,000 to help with the funding for the Lifesaving Training Centre in the White Strand, Miltown Malbay.

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    It's never too late to learn to swim. Help protect yourself and your family from drowning by taking up IWS's swimming & Lifesaving classes.  View safety messages



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