A Lifeguard is like a storm shelter, you may never need it, but if you do it can be a life saver!
About Poseidon Lifesaving Club
Established in 2010 by John Doyle, Poseidon Lifesaving Club has been teaching swimming and lifesaving skills to children from the Wicklow area for nine years. We are a competitive lifesaving club operating out of Shoreline Greystones and the Glenview Hotel in Delgany. We train swimmers from the age of eight and above with varying swimming abilities. The clubs swimmers have competed with great success at regional and national level.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club aims to provide an inclusive range of opportunities to increase participation in lifesaving and activities. We recognise the importance of equipping as many people as possible with valuable lifesaving skills to help save as many lives as possible and ultimately to help reduce the drowning toll in Ireland.
RLSS UK Affiliation
Poseidon Lifesaving Club is affiliated to the Royal Lifesaving Society UK. The RLSS is a charity who aims to provide communities throughout the UK and Ireland with the education and training to have fun safely around water.
In May of 2020 PLSC was awarded the ASPIRE CLUB certification from the RLSS UK. This is a fantastioc achievement and PLSC are the first club in Ireland to be awarded this honour.
The RLSS UK offer community-based drowning prevention strategies and lifesaving education programmes. The RLSS UK will also foster and facilitate exchanges of information sharing and gathering between RLSS members worldwide. By affiliating to RLSS UK our club is part of the lifesaving family, allowing access to a range of support, services and resources, and all courses provided by the club are recognised and accepted worldwide.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club requires all its members to have a valid RLSS membership ID in order to compete.
Safeguarding Our Children
Poseidon Lifesaving Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects everyone involved in the club to share this commitment.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. It is everyone’s responsibility to be proactive in promoting good practice and creating a supportive environment. It is also everyone’s responsibility to pass on any concerns in relation to questionable conduct.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club operates under the requirements of the Ireland Children First Act 2015 and the guidance of the safeguarding policies of RLSS UK.
All committee members, coaches and volunteers are Garda vetted and have completed Sports Ireland Safeguarding 1.
Payment & Attendance
Poseidon Lifesaving Club requires all its members to have fully paid for course fees prior to term commencing.
Poseidon Lifesaving Club requires all its members to commit to 80% course attendance per term. Failure to do so may result in the member losing their place.
A great group of volunteers and young adults
The Poseidon Lifesaving Team is made up of a wonderful group of trained Professionals, Parent Volunteers, Senior Lifeguards and Junior Volunteers from the Survive & Save Programme.
The teams vision of Poseidon Lifesaving Club for the next two to five years is to build a Programme of Excellence in Lifesaving and Lifeguarding Skills in Wicklow and being in a position to offer this program to the whole community.
A Camel is a Horse designed by Committee ! (A. Issigonis)
The Poseidon Junior Committee
The Junior Committee was formed in 2019 to ensure that the Juniors had a voice in how the club was run. As the population of Greystones continues to grow the expectation is that demand for club membership will also grow. Our Junior Committee will be instrumental is ensuring that as the club grows it will reflect the needs of its members. Also never before have children had more variety and opportunity in terms of activities, all competing to occupy their spare time and attract their talent.
In the past, Junior input did not require a great degree of care and attention from club management and officials as junior recruitment appeared to be relatively “easy”, especially for boys. Today, the role of the Junior Committee should be regarded as the most important one in the club. Contrasting with some of the responsibilities on the Club’s main committee, the Junior Committee can undertake a huge variety of jobs and duties, including liaising with a number of different parties, such as adult leaders, coaches, junior members, parents/guardians and local schools.
Our Vision For The Future
The vision of Poseidon Lifesaving Club for the next two to five years is to build a Programme of Excellence in Lifesaving & Lifeguarding Skills in Wicklow and be in a position to offer this program to the whole community.
Currently we are very restricted in taking in new members, despite our ever increasing waiting list, due to our inability to secure pool time however we are in constant negotiation with Shoreline to expand their lane offering to us.
Our long-term vision is to have our own Poseidon Lifesaving Clubhouse in Greystones.