Pádraic Ó Máille

Pádraic is one of Irelands’ freshest speakers and writers on business and motivational issues.

A former All Ireland winning debater and public speaker, his speeches are motivational, stimulating, and inspirational.

Ciara Gleeson

Ciara Gleeson is the current Education Development Executive at Water Safety Ireland.

During the conference Ciara will be talking about exploring the fundamental of theory within water safety Ireland’s pathway of education

programmes within Ireland

Simon McGarrigle

Sports Commission Chair Simon McGarrigle will be running a breakout session about introducing sport to beginners. With extensive experience in competing, coaching and refereeing throughout Ireland, Simon will be sharing information from his more than 10 years of knowledge in competitive sports environments.

Ashling Nesbitt

Ashling Nesbitt has been with the National DLP for WSI since July 2018 and during the conference she will be discussing implementing child safeguarding practice with Water Safety Ireland.

Paul Burke

Paul has been involved with water safety for nearly 40 years. He has held many positions since 1984 on the Cork Area Water Safety Committee such as Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Fund Raising Officer. Paul will be running an Examiner Conference Workshop for people interested in becoming an examiner or refining their skills.

Brendan McGrath

Brendan has worked as coach for the Irish Lifeguarding team in various European and World Championships since 2004 and his experience and advice is invaluable.

Hilary Lynch

Hilary Lynch will be delivering an informative workshop on the Standardisation of Water Safety Exams throughout Ireland.

Bernie Gaines

Dublin Water Safety Area Committee Chair Bernie Gaines will be taking attendees through the processes of organising for efficient classes.

Billy Horgan

Billy Horgan will explore the transition of Lifesaving and Swimming Instructing from the Pool to Open Water in Portlaoise on Saturday 4th March