Archive for June, 2019


Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Win­ter Sol­stice has just past, the days are get­ting longer, the sun will rise ear­li­er and set lat­er, 1st Club Day will be upon us before you know it, are you pre­pared!!

REQUALS will be upon us soon­er than you think. Pre­pare by com­ing to Mul­laloo Swim Squad Train­ing.
Mon­day and Thurs­day Night at Are­na Joon­dalup 7–8pm, $4.10 entry fee.


Are you plan­ning to do one of these this com­ing sea­son?
SRC 200m swim in under 5 min­utes.
Bronze Medal­lion 400m swim in under 9 min­utes.
Pre­pare by com­ing to Mul­laloo Swim Squad Train­ing.

Like to do the Bus­sel­ton Jet­ty Swim or Rot­to Swim?
Pre­pare by com­ing to Mul­laloo Swim Squad Train­ing.

Plan­ning to join the Mas­ters or com­pete this sea­son?
Pre­pare by com­ing to Mul­laloo Swim Squad Train­ing.

Just want to stay or get fit?
Pre­pare by com­ing to Mul­laloo Swim Squad Train­ing.

Can any­one see a pat­tern form­ing here?

Swim Squad Training

Tar­get Group – U14s upwards
We have 2 lanes booked every Mon­day and Thurs­day 7–8pm.
Are­na Joon­dalup, $4.10 entry fee payable upon entry.
Come down and join in, 2 dif­fer­ent pro­grams to suit your needs and abil­i­ty.
In the water at 7pm. Bring, Gog­gles, Kick­board, Fins, Pool buoy if you have them.


Competition Ironman Training

Sat­ur­day morn­ing 8am
Intro­duc­tion and 1st day: 29th June
Coached by Andrew Mosel
Please email Coach­ing with your expres­sion of inter­est.

Phat Chix

Phun with Phriends, Swim, Run, Board, Ski and more
Just to keep Phit
Sun­day morn­ings 8am
Coached by Mandy Lee

Development Ski Training

Sun­day Morn­ings 7:30am at MSLSC
8:30 am Hillary’s Mari­na
Coached by Neil Forbes

Ski Training has already started.

Coached by Nick Kane
Hillary’s Mari­na
Meet South of Old Great Escape
Tues­day morn­ing, 5:30am on the water (So arrive 5:15am)
Bring, Head torch, warm clothes, ski, pad­dle, def­i­nite­ly some­thing for the feet!!.
(Last Tues­day we had 8 pad­dlers attend and had a great time, Thanks Nick, Super­s­es­sion, just remem­ber 1 of us is well over 50)
All com­pe­tent ski pad­dlers wel­come.

Development Boards (Mals) Youth U14/15s

Sat­ur­day Morn­ing 9am
Coached by Sarah, Pete, Mitch, Katie

…IRB State Cham­pi­onships sig­nals the start of the next sea­son…

Thanks, Mike

Postponed Special General Meeting

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

The Board of the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club wish­es to advise that the Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing due to be held on the 7 July at 4pm, has now been can­celled as per clause 23.3c of the Club’s con­sti­tu­tion.

A new Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing will be sched­uled for a lat­er date, to be advised after the AGM.

The Board has made the deci­sion in the best inter­ests of the mem­bers of the Club as it works through sev­er­al mat­ters advised on late by SLSWA and feed­back raised by mem­bers around changes to the Club pro­posed new con­sti­tu­tion.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, SLSWA lawyers have pro­vid­ed dif­fer­ing advice over the past 12 months up to as late as last week on the pro­posed con­sti­tu­tion­al amend­ments that will now need to be reviewed. In addi­tion, a num­ber of mem­bers have tak­en the time and effort to pro­vide feed­back (thank you to those) and have raised some per­ti­nent com­ments on the doc­u­ment that should be addressed and cor­rect­ed before being put back to the mem­bers. Each mem­ber who has pro­vid­ed feed­back will be con­tact­ed accord­ing­ly.

It is pro­posed con­sid­er­ing the SLSWA’s lat­est posi­tion and mem­ber feed­back that a new draft con­sti­tu­tion will be pre­pared for con­sul­ta­tion after the AGM and then a sub­se­quent Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing will be called.

On behalf of the Board, thank you.

Alis­tair Cook

Congratulations to our IRB Racing Team

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

State IRB Champion Club back to Mullaloo for the 3rd year in a row!!

Sun­day 23 June was rainy and cloudy as expect­ed, which led to a change in loca­tion from our home beach to Sor­ren­to, but nev­er­the­less, we achieved some great results.  

Our club won medals in every race, took out the WA IRB Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships Cham­pi­on Club 2019 and won the Dave Clark Shield for best over­all male crew for the whole sea­son!  Spe­cial men­tion goes to Megan Bul­ley… com­pet­ing in and win­ning a medal in every sin­gle race that was run on the day.

A MASSSIVE THANK YOU to our set up crew (includ­ing boat­ies Stu Clarke, Ter­ry Upston, Steve Part, Mar­tin Fisk) to our pack up crew includ­ing the won­der­ful Carl Mills and his beachie team (Amy Hon­or, Soraya Lee, Aaron Gigney, Mar­tyn Pigg, Leah Mar­tin and Mitch Eady), to all our won­der­ful sup­port­ers, sausage siz­zle mak­ers, soup providers, First Aiders (Natal­ie God­win, Gle­nis Pear­son, Karen Pahlow), Guy Edwards and Jack­ie McGre­gor, huge thanks for the effort in set­ting up then stay­ing on as judge in boats!), pho­tog­ra­phers, cheer squad and coach­es! 

A very spe­cial thank you to our reg­u­lar vol­un­teers Rus­sell Gould and Andre Villemin in the patient boat as well as Lau­rie de Mamiel, Robyn Bul­ley and Julie Rap­ley help­ing organ­ise mar­shalling of patients, crews and dri­vers as well as our offi­cials Sandy Clarke, Vic­ki Ras­mussen, Jes­per Ras­mussen, Dawn Jones and our ever-vig­i­lant ESO Mark Hills. Also a shout out to Aussies 2020 Assault fundrais­ing team for pro­vid­ing burg­ers and sausage siz­zle for all the com­peti­tors. 

Thanks also to the amaz­ing Fresh Fron­tier, Club spon­sor, for the dona­tion of soup and sal­ads for our offi­cials lunch and also sal­ad for the burg­ers.

A suc­cess­ful sea­son for our IRB team­mates that couldn’t have been achieved with­out the sup­port and help from all oth­er aspects of the club!

And final­ly, good luck to those com­pet­ing in the State team and Nation­als over in Kingscliff in 2 weeks!


Lil­ly Rosich

Full results here

Cancer Council Family Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

It was absolute­ly fab­u­lous to see the Lounge so full of hap­py peo­ple on Fri­day night for the Can­cer Coun­cil Fam­i­ly Fundrais­er. Thank you to every­one who sup­port­ed this in any way, it made my role as organ­is­er so much eas­i­er.

The room looked great thanks to the set­up gang of Jack­ie Mar­tin, Chrissie Payne, Tanya Hon­or, Janine Cronk, Simone and Sarah Truter, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Julie Rap­ley and hope­ful­ly I’ve not missed any names.

The colour scheme may have seemed an inter­est­ing choice how­ev­er, it was based on the rib­bon colours that recog­nise dif­fer­ent can­cers. Around the walls were the images of the rib­bons with the laven­der bal­loon rep­re­sent­ing all can­cers and the plum bal­loon rep­re­sent­ing the car­ers, who play a vital role in sup­port­ing any­one going through any form of can­cer treat­ment.

The kids looked great with their faces paint­ed, thanks to Zara Mar­tin, Leah Mar­tin and Ava Bush­by. Amy Hon­or and Anni­ka Ras­mussen did a great job work­ing the room with jars of lol­lies and a sloth who went to a new home with the name M and M! Great to see our youth help­ing out.

Julie Rap­ley did a good job with pro­mot­ing the ‘rolling the coins at the bot­tles’ and mak­ing it a great spec­ta­tor sport!

Thank you to the chefs and to Tanya Hon­or, Simone Truter, Cindy de Bom­ford and Jack­ie Mar­tin for man­ag­ing the Dessert Bar – those affogatos were amaz­ing and the ice cream bar a bit of a hit!

The Mar­ket­ing team of Chrissie Payne and Simone Truter did an awe­some job of get­ting local busi­ness­es to donate raf­fle prizes, mem­bers were also very gen­er­ous with their dona­tions – who­ev­er thought that raf­fles could be such fun and gen­er­ate so much enthu­si­asm for buy­ing tick­ets! The Silent Auc­tion gave a sub­stan­tial boost to the funds, so thank you to those gen­er­ous bid­ders! A list of any­one who donat­ed any­thing will be dis­played by the bar. Janine Cronk, Deb Swan, Rosanne Ryan and Sandy Clarke had a busy time sell­ing all those tick­ets.

Trevor Bul­ley did a ster­ling job at the bar ably assist­ed by a num­ber of mem­bers who jumped in to help out, Trevor did his shift as a vol­un­teer as a con­tri­bu­tion to the event.

The music from Clau­dia and Chelsea was instru­men­tal in gen­er­at­ing the pos­i­tive vibe to the room and we are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing them back to play for us again in the future.

It was about rais­ing mon­ey for the Can­cer Coun­cil, how­ev­er, the night proved to be more than that. It was a great exam­ple of how well we pull togeth­er as a Club and have a great time in the process!

I would like to acknowl­edge an extreme­ly gen­er­ous anony­mous club mem­ber who has donat­ed to this cause.

We are proud to announce, that thanks to everyone’s generosity a total of $4,130 has been raised.

Dawn Jones

Pool Rescue State Championships Wrap Up

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019


Great start to our 2019/20 States Cam­paign :

  • Gold for Soraya Lee in u19 Obsta­cles
  • Sil­ver for Finn Bat­tle, Brodie Lee, Declan Hewlett and Don­nacha Mur­phy in the u12 male Obsta­cle Relay
  • Bronze for Ethan Bat­tle in the u15 male Obsta­cles
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in the u14 female Obsta­cles.


Plen­ty of bling and fun on Day 2.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our medal­ists:

  • Gold for Soraya Lee in Open Women 200m Super Life­saver (unof­fi­cial­ly a record)
  • Gold for Anni­ka Ras­mussen and Katie Wad­dell in u15 female line throw
  • Sil­ver for Leah Mar­tin in u15 female 200m Super Life­saver
  • Sil­ver for Mitch Lee in u15 male 200m Super Life­saver
  • Sil­ver for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 50m Manikin Car­ry
  • Sil­ver for Leigh Kim­ber and Jen­na Stum­mer in u14 female Line Throw
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 200m Super Life­saver
  • Bronze for Soraya Lee and Dani Hon­or in Open female Line Throw


Our team was on fire! What a finale to a great week­end of com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our medal­lists:

  • Gold for Lily Cour­tois, Leah Mar­tin, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Katie Wad­dell in u15 female Manikin Relay.
  • Sil­ver for Ryan Hewlett in u15 male 50m w/fins
  • Sil­ver for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 100m Manikin w/fins
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 100m Res­cue Med­ley
  • Bronze for Jake Bat­tle in u17 male 100m manikin w/fins
  • Bronze for Leah Mar­tin in u15 female 50m w/fins.
  • Bronze for Mitch Lee, Aron Cook, Ethan Bat­tle, Ryan Hewlett in u14/15 male 100m Manikin Relay.
  • Bronze for Mitch Lee, Aron Cook, Ethan Bat­tle, Ryan Hewlett in u14/15 male Med­ley Relay.
  • Bronze for Lily Cour­tois, Leah Mar­tin, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Katie Wad­dell in u14/15 female Med­ley Relay.
  • Bronze for Cal­lum Foley, Thomas Line­han, Aiden Mills, Jaydn Swan in u10/11 male Med­ley Relay.

Huge SHOUT out of THANKS to our Team Man­agers, coach­es, offi­cials, time­keep­ers, par­ent and sib­ling sup­port­ers. A spe­cial note of thanks to Soraya Lee and Darcey Brooks as well as for Neil Forbes for all the work with entries.

Mul­laloo fin­ished 6th over­all!!!

Full results here

Thanks Darcey Brooks for tak­ing the pho­tos.



IRB Racing Wrap from Sorrento

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Yet again, a suc­cess­ful day by Mul­laloo, this time at the Sor­ren­to Car­ni­val!

Tak­ing out 8 out of 9 races at the last rac­ing round before States. Our females took out the tube race, mass res­cue, teams and sin­gle res­cue and the males win­ning all of those races except the team!

The last race of the day – relay, was again won by our team. Offi­cial results are yet to come out but it is esti­mat­ed that we have won 121 points for this car­ni­val… this has been the largest accu­mu­la­tion of points for any car­ni­val yet this year.

A big thank you to our won­der­ful vol­un­teers, offi­cials and patient boat helpers; Guy Edwards, Andre Villemin, Rus­sell Gould, Mark Hills, Car­lo Tenaglia and Lau­rie de Mamiel!  And to all of our won­der­ful sup­port­ers please come down next Sun­day for states held at our home beach Mul­laloo!

Full Results here

Lil­ly Rosich

President’s Message

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Wow, what a night at the SLSWA Awards of Excellence at the weekend! Mullaloo had a number of nominated finalists across many categories, showcasing the depth of talent within our Club. Unfortunately, not all could win but we were successful in taking out these awards:

  • Sup­port Oper­a­tions Vol­un­teer of the Year – Tony Green­field
  • Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year – Lyn Brosens
  • Offi­cial of the Year – Sandy Clarke
  • Lavan Club of the Year – 2nd place

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our win­ners and we look for­ward to you rep­re­sent­ing both Mul­laloo and the state at the SLSA Nation­al awards in Octo­ber.

Also announced on the night was a new spon­sor­ship agree­ment with Wood­side that will pro­vide all our Nip­pers with caps, vests and bags for the new sea­son which will also make the pro­gram more acces­si­ble to all and help train our next gen­er­a­tion of life­savers. As a club, we will be get­ting new Nip­per flags and oth­er equip­ment which will make for a fan­tas­tic expe­ri­ence for our Nip­pers and our vol­un­teers.

As you will have seen, we have a Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing sched­uled for 4.30pm on Sun­day 7 July to replace our cur­rent con­sti­tu­tion with a new one which com­plies with the new legal require­ments. I’d like to encour­age as many of you as pos­si­ble to attend and have your say on the accep­tance of our new gov­ern­ing doc­u­ment which has been tire­less­ly worked on by Craig Bull over the last year.

On top of that, we also have our AGM sched­uled for Fri­day 19 July and for those con­sid­er­ing nom­i­nat­ing for the role of Direc­tor, I encour­age you to come and have a chat about your aspi­ra­tions and to see what you can help with at our Club. Giv­en we are extreme­ly close to final­is­ing our strate­gic plan, it is imper­a­tive we have the right team to ensure it is imple­ment­ed effec­tive­ly to dri­ve the right out­comes for the Club, our mem­bers and the com­mu­ni­ty.

Last­ly, Dawn Jones and the social team have put togeth­er an awe­some night for Fri­day 21 June to raise funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil. A few times per year we put our own needs on hold and pro­mote oth­er char­i­ties with­in our Club that have rel­e­vance to us. Whilst this is obvi­ous­ly some­thing very close to my heart, can­cer does affect many of us in the Club and our com­mu­ni­ty and I encour­age you all to come down and make this a fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing night by hav­ing fun.

To One Club!

Alis­tair Cook

SLSWA Awards of Excellence 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Huge congratulations to our Club of which all of you, our members, have contributed for this amazing achievement – not a first place – but an admirable 2nd place in the LAVAN Club of the Year Award!

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Lyn Brosens, our Mem­ber­ship Man­ag­er who took out the Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year award;
  • Tony Green­field, our GM Oper­a­tions who won Sup­port Oper­a­tions Vol­un­teer of the Year award;
  • Sandy Clarke, our Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er, win­ner of SLSWA Offi­cial of the Year.

Thanks also to our youth mem­bers, Sophie Mills and Will Ket­ter­ing­ham for their assis­tance with pre­sent­ing the tro­phies on the night.

We also con­grat­u­late our final­ists, who on the night may not have been win­ners, but tru­ly deserve the recog­ni­tion and appre­ci­a­tion in their respec­tive cat­e­gories.

  • AGL Life­saver of the Year – Josh Bull and Car­lo Tenaglia
  • Asses­sor of the Year – Mark Hills
  • Bernie Kel­ly Medal – Soraya Lee
  • Offi­cial of the Year – Aman­da Lee and Vic­ki Ras­mussen
  • Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year – Corey Bar­tle and Anni­ka Ras­mussen
  • Patrol Club of the Year – Mul­laloo SLSC

For a full list of win­ners click here.

May Volunteers of the Month

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Mul­laloo SLSC is lucky enough to have an incred­i­bly ded­i­cat­ed com­mu­ni­ty of vol­un­teers who work tire­less­ly in sea­son and out of sea­son to ensure that the Club is the best that it can be. We are very grate­ful to all our vol­un­teers whose sup­port is invalu­able.

This month, on Fri­day, 31 May 2019, we were pleased to present the ECU Vol­un­teer of the Month Awards to:

Soraya Lee

For the pro­fes­sion­al way, she has tak­en on the role of Pool Res­cue Coach­ing. This is no easy task and requires a huge amount of time as she coach­es the Youth and Seniors on Mon­day and Thurs­day evenings and the Nip­pers on Sat­ur­day after­noons.  She has been the focal point of all com­mu­ni­ca­tion regard­ing progress, pool book­ing times, and equip­ment require­ments. She has been for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of Anni­ka Ras­mussen and Darcey Brooks this sea­son, so a spe­cial thanks go out to both of them too for their time and ded­i­ca­tion.

Paul Brierley

For his fan­tas­tic coor­di­na­tion of the Nip­pers Pool Res­cue Sea­son includ­ing coor­di­na­tion of the Nip­pers Com­pe­ti­tion entries. We know the Nip­pers have enjoyed the sea­son so far, so thank you, Paul.

Russell Gould and Andre Villeman

The IRB rac­ing sea­son is always a busy time, and there is no more time-con­sum­ing task at a Car­ni­val than being in charge of the Patient Boat. Patients are tak­en out to sea by these boats through­out the car­ni­val and this means that this crew has to spend the entire car­ni­val on the water. This can some­times be up to 6 hours at a time. Both Rus­sell and Andrew have put in a mas­sive amount of time to ensure that Mul­laloo has a suc­cess­ful IRB rac­ing sea­son.

Each month we open the nom­i­na­tions out to all Club mem­bers, so if you feel you know some­one who deserves recog­ni­tion for their vol­un­teer role, please send an email our Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er, Simone and give us their name and your rea­sons why they should be nom­i­nat­ed. Please send all nom­i­na­tions in by the 20 of the month.

We plan on pre­sent­ing the ECU of the Month Awards on the last Fri­day of every month.

Aussies 2020 Assault — Fundraising

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Aussies 2020 Assault – Fundraising Working Group…

Are look­ing for inter­est­ing, fun, engag­ing and enjoy­able input and ideas on fundrais­ing activ­i­ties.

Large or small, indoor or out­door, active or pas­sive, cul­tur­al and arty or down­right Aussie, we will take them all and see how they can be built into the fundrais­ing dri­ve for The Aussies 2020.

We have the usu­al favourites on the list but write them down first and then dig deep into the grey mat­ter for the dif­fer­ent ideas you have been involved with or have expe­ri­enced. Every idea will be tabled!

Who do you know that we could approach to help us in rais­ing funds, sup­port­ing these efforts with prod­ucts or ser­vices?

Only a small win­dow to get your ideas in and seen by the Work­ing Group, please email them by Mon­day 17 June.