Sara Garner and Aled Bowen, Senior and Youth GB Team Managers, give information on the GB Team Trail taking place on 11 July in Aberavon, Wales.

To all athletes who are interested in taking part in the GB Team Trails for the GBR Lifesaving Youth & Senior Teams (for European Championships 2015) here is the programme and information on how to submit for the Trail.

Date: Saturday 11 July

Location: Aberavon, Wales

(High Tide: 15:00 8m)


8:00-9:30    Athlete Registration (meet in front of Aberavon Surf Life Saving Club)

9:45            Event & Safety Briefing (all athletes must be registered before the event briefing)

10:00          Warm-up (30 minutes)

10:30          Sprint & Flags

11:30          Swim

12:00          Board

12:30          Oceanman

13:30          Sprint & Flags

14:30          Ski

Short break

15:30          Ski

16:00          Swim

16:30          Board

17:00          Oceanman

Please note the running order is subject to change, weather and conditions dependent. All athletes should be prepared to race with and without wetsuits. We will notify all athletes on a final decision on wetsuits closer to the Trial date. The Trial will be undertaken following ILSE rules.

Please could all athletes arrive on time for registration to enable us to process all entries for the Trial, and preparatory admin for the GB team. We will be taking photos of every Trial entrant at registration to help us prepare for the final team selection.

All prospective athletes should submit an Expression of Interest/Athlete Declaration form by midnight 11 July to Ellen Moore ([email protected]). We will have forms available for completion at the Trial, however, we encourage athletes to submit their declaration as soon as possible, and submit by email to Ellen. This will ensure we can check athletes’ eligibility and announce final teams as the soonest possible time.

We are aiming to announce the GB Teams for both Senior and Youth as soon as possible after the Trial. Every athlete who has submitted an Expression of Interest (and is eligible for selection) will be notified by the respective Team Manager, on whether they have been selected for the GB Team (or not) in writing. There will be no verbal notifications. Appeals must be made in writing to the Team Manager who will pass these to the Steering Group for consideration.

Click here for map for Aberavon Surf Life Saving Club

See you in Aberavon!

Good luck and good racing,

Sara Garner & Aled Bowen

Senior & Youth GB Team Managers