Clare Water Safety

Founded 1937

Co. Clare


Ballyvaughan Water Safety Week

14-18 Aug 2023



Seals & Marlins should meet Tues & Wed at Bishops quarter car park at 13.30

Safetys meet at Monks pier at 3pm, Rescues at 4pm

All classes will be 1 hr later on Thursday

Exam day on Friday will be:

8am Rescues

10am Safetys

11.30 Seals & Marlins

Subject to change but thats the plan for now (Tues)


The Seal & Marlin certification has been changed by Water Safety Ireland in 2023. What was 15 certs (Seal 1-5, Marlin 6-10 and Orca 11-15) is now condensed to 10 certs.


You must use the grid above, and information link below to select the correct class for your child.

If, for example, your child completed Marlin 8 in 2022 the equivalent of that in the new certification is Marlin 6.  

Therefore you should register the child for Marlin 7 for this year. 



Click here to choose the correct class.


•  Wetsuits, swim hats, googles are strongly recommended but not required

• Class times may change during the week due to tides / weather - please check ClubZap and facebook for changing times

• Instructors will award the appropriate cert dependent on performance at assessment

• Full attendance is required plus completion of assessment in order to receive certification


Please retain receipt and take note of the class you registered your child for.  This will ensure a smooth start to the first day.

Useful Links:


Please be on time for class. Survival exams will be on Thursday, other exams on Friday.


Booking 2023 Ballyvaughan  14-18 Aug 2023

Seal 1 closed (€25)

Seal 2 closed (€25)

Seal 3 closed (€25)

Seal 5 closed (€25)

Marlin 6 closed (€25)

Marlin closed (€25)

Marlin 8 closed (€25)

Safety 1 closed (€25)

Safety 2 closed (€40)

Safety 3 closed (€40)

Safety 4 closed (€40)

Rescue 1 closed (€45)

Rescue 2 closed (€45)

Rescue 3 closed (€45)


We do not operate waiting lists, but there are classes at other locations around the county. Please see for other locations.

If you have any difficulty registering please email with BALLYVAUGHAN WATER SAFETY in the subject line