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Bali Education Program success

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

This Octo­ber, for the 19th con­sec­u­tive year, 12 vol­un­teers from our Club trav­elled to Bali to assist the local pro­fes­sion­al life­guards to train local peo­ple in valu­able surf aware­ness, res­cue tech­niques, first aid and resus­ci­ta­tion skills. Thank you Jeff Vidler, Bernadette Flint, Craig Humphries, David Rossow, Kevin Fettes, Craig Thrum, Lau­rie Camp­bell, Steve Nestor, Paul Rustidge, Car­lo Tenaglia, Sandy Clarke and Mark Hills.

Although the Bali­nese life­guards have the organ­ic skills to con­duct this train­ing, our 12 Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers pro­vide a crit­i­cal sup­port role and pro­vide a con­duit for the devel­op­ment of emerg­ing tech­niques in Aus­tralian surf life sav­ing to the pro­fes­sion­al Bali­nese life­guards.

Over 9 gru­elling days, the Mul­laloo team assist­ed in tak­ing 91 raw recruits, some who have nev­er seen surf con­di­tions before, from ner­vous, unpre­pared vol­un­teers to con­fi­dent, capa­ble and tal­ent­ed life­savers. Tak­ing men and women who pre­vi­ous­ly had no res­cue skills and train­ing them up to be capa­ble of sav­ing lives in their respec­tive work­places.

Of the can­di­dates who com­menced the train­ing, 32 received their Bronze Medal­lion Cer­tifi­cates, 13 their Life­sav­ing Cer­tifi­cates and the remain­ing 47 their Resus­ci­ta­tion Cer­tifi­cates.

Some of the Bronze Medal­lion recip­i­ents will be invit­ed to become life­guards on the often dan­ger­ous Bali beach­es, while the remain­der will return to their respec­tive work­places at resorts, theme parks and surf schools with the invalu­able knowl­edge to help them save a life.

For Mul­laloo SLSC, this annu­al train­ing pil­grim­age con­tin­ues to demon­strate our Club’s com­mit­ment to our Strate­gic Aims of com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment, not only in Aus­tralia, but wher­ev­er the oppor­tu­ni­ty presents itself, and to devel­op­ing skills for life.

Mul­laloo formed a sis­ter club rela­tion­ship with Bal­aw­ista Badung, sit­u­at­ed on Kuta Beach, a few years ago to com­mem­o­rate this ongo­ing sup­port.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Paul Rustidge on gain­ing his Inter­na­tion­al Life Sav­ing Instruc­tor Cer­tifi­cate which was pre­sent­ed to him at the Train­er and Asses­sor evening din­ner in Bali last week.

Big thanks to Dave and Mark for their coor­di­na­tion pre, dur­ing and post the trav­els.

First requal of the season!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

A great turn out for the season’s first requal! Only some dared the chop­py Mul­laloo water to com­plete their run, swim, run! Ahh, there is always next time… do they get longer? 😆

Patrol was at the ready and assist­ed with course iden­ti­fi­ca­tion!

A huge thank you to all the asses­sors and par­tic­i­pants for their patience and under­stand­ing while logis­tics were worked out!

Check out the action below:

NEW Youth Development & Leadership Program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Surf Life Sav­ing WA are rolling out their new Youth Devel­op­ment and Lead­er­ship Pro­gram for Under 14’s, Under 15’s and Under 17’s.  We encour­age you all to get involved!

There are four main streams to the pro­gram, so you can fol­low the avenue that inter­ests you the most, or more than one if you choose!

The streams, as explained below, are:


At the end of the sea­son, each youth mem­ber in the pro­gram will be award­ed with a Cer­tifi­cate of Achieve­ment, with a detailed record of their achieve­ments in the var­i­ous streams on the reverse side.

The doc­u­men­ta­tion relat­ing to the pro­gram, include:


By focus­ing on this area, you can obtain fur­ther SLS awards and con­tin­ue patrolling and becom­ing a young leader in this area.

Awards avail­able to you are:

  • SRC (13 years)
  • Bronze Medal­lion (15 years)
  • Radio Oper­a­tors Cer­tifi­cate (13 years)
  • Apply First Aid (14 years)
  • IRB Crew Cer­tifi­cate (15 years)
  • Surf Com Oper­a­tor (15 years
  • Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques Cer­tifi­cate (ARTC) (15 years)
  • Spinal Man­age­ment (16 Years)


This area involves becom­ing an Age Group Man­ag­er (AGM) or Age Group Man­ag­er Assis­tant (AGMA), or becom­ing a Train­ing Offi­cer, then help­ing to con­duct Age Group ses­sions or Edu­ca­tion Train­ing ses­sions.


You are the future lead­ers of our club and the surf life sav­ing move­ment.

If you endeav­our to become a leader in this way, you can aim to earn var­i­ous awards such as Youth Achiev­er Award, Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year, or new Bronze/Silver/Gold Youth Leader awards, then work­ing with­in the Lead­er­ship activ­i­ties in the Youth Pro­gram and attend­ing Lead­er­ship camps such as TOAD or Rise Up.


Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Surf Sports activ­i­ties, whether at a recre­ation­al lev­el or a more com­pet­i­tive lev­el, devel­ops fit­ness and skills of the life saver.

Our youth mem­bers are encour­aged to be involved in club activ­i­ties on a Sun­day morn­ing, as well as sched­uled club events.

If they are inter­est­ed in the surf sports area, it doesn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly mean com­pet­ing at an inter club lev­el, they may choose to fol­low the paths of coach­ing or offi­ci­at­ing.


An excit­ing new path­way which forms a part of the Surf Sports Stream is the Youth Offi­cials Pro­gram.

Under 14 and Under 15 mem­bers who are inter­est­ed in becom­ing involved will com­plete a two hour Youth Offi­cial Award and then attend the Lit­tle Nip­per Car­ni­vals as a Youth offi­cial.

Under 17 mem­bers can also com­plete an offi­cials accred­i­ta­tion pro­gram and are invit­ed to offi­ci­ate at Lit­tle Nip­per Car­ni­vals as well as reg­u­lar Nip­per Car­ni­vals and State Cham­pi­onships.

All hours com­plet­ed under this pro­gram can go toward the wider Youth Devel­op­ment Pro­gram as men­tioned above.


If you are inter­est­ed in achiev­ing any of the pro­gram goals as list­ed above, please con­tact Youth Man­ag­er – Mandy Lee and we can organ­ise Reg­is­tra­tion with­in the pro­gram, or down­load the forms above and use them to reg­is­ter.

We look for­ward to help­ing you achieve these goals and gain fur­ther enjoy­ment, expe­ri­ence and sat­is­fac­tion from your involve­ment in Surf Life Sav­ing.

Leadership Development Opportunity

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Are you aged between 20–30 years? Do you have a desire to influ­ence the future direc­tion of Surf Life Sav­ing? This may assist your devel­op­ment!

Expres­sions of Inter­est are now open for the 2018 Nation­al Lead­er­ship Col­lege (NLC) tak­ing place from 4–10 Feb­ru­ary 2018 in NSW.


Please send com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions to Vic­ki Ras­mussen.

Congratulations to our newly qualified SRCs and Bronzies

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It has been weeks of chilly cold morn­ings, ener­getic sprints in the water… laugh, but per­haps the cool­ness made every­one that lit­tle bit quick­er to get through the ses­sions! Cou­pled with evening the­o­ry ses­sions where every­one was able to learn some valu­able First Aid and CPR skills. It was a great mix of par­tic­i­pants between the two cours­es — SRC with 21 can­di­dates and the Bronze with 12.

An awe­some effort by all and proud we are, of their well earned red and yel­low uni­forms!


Thanks to Lead Train­er Simon Gid­ley and Train­ers: Bernadette Flint and Phill Dee for their vol­un­teer time. Thanks to the Asses­sors: Sandy Clarke, Bev­er­ley Heesters, Johannes Heesters, Mark Hills, Aman­da Lam­bert, Sharon Tay­lor, Bruce Water­man.


Thanks to Lead Train­er Sandy Clarke and Train­ers: Jude Har­low, Natal­ie God­win and Bernadette Flint. Shout out to our reg­u­lar water safe­ty guys Peter Macleod and Ryan Robey, Ava Bush­by also lent a hand. Thanks to the Asses­sors: Phill Dee, Simon Gid­ley, Tony Green­field, Vivi­enne Green­field, Mark Hills, Aman­da Lam­bert.

Thank you Jacqui McGre­gor as Asses­sor in Charge for both the groups over both Sat­ur­day and Sunday’s assess­ing.

Bali Education Tour 2018

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Bali trainingMem­bers of Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club have been sup­port­ing Badung Bal­aw­ista (our sis­ter Bali Surf Life Sav­ing Club) by assist­ing in train­ing Life Guards to be employed in hotels and resorts, tourist attrac­tions, and on the beach­es through­out Indone­sia since 1998.

Mul­laloo SLSC has once again decid­ed to sup­port this ini­tia­tive for a fourth year by send­ing a team to Bali for the 2018 Bali train­ing pro­gram to be con­duct­ed over the peri­od 19–29 Octo­ber 2018.

We are now seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est from Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers to attend the tour. This is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op your train­ing skills in a chal­leng­ing, yet extreme­ly reward­ing envi­ron­ment. Plus, you get to hol­i­day in Bali!!

The only pre­req­ui­sites to be con­sid­ered for the tour are Bronze Medal­lion, to be a min­i­mum of 18 years of age, and to have an inter­est in train­ing. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to mem­bers who have demon­strat­ed an inter­est in edu­ca­tion roles with­in the club such as train­ing train­ers and/or asses­sors, or those who have assist­ed in train­ing edu­ca­tion squads at the club.

Please for­ward your expres­sion of inter­est to David Rossow

Education Update

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

ECU-have a goInternational Beach Awareness

Mul­laloo part­nered with Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty to present a Beach Aware­ness Ses­sion and Have-A-Go. The day was high­ly suc­cess­ful with 20 stu­dents learn­ing about water safe­ty and being giv­en the chance to go in a surf boat and IRB. A huge thank you to every­one who helped make the day a huge suc­cess.

The last part of the pre­sen­ta­tion was called Beach Pre­pared­ness where stu­dents were intro­duced to basic first aid aware­ness. this includ­ed CPR, using a defib­ril­la­tor, ban­dages and what to find in a First Aid Kit.

The feed­back by the stu­dents was that they would now feel com­fort­able help­ing out in a sit­u­a­tion if it were to arise. Thank you so much to Sandy Clarke who has been instru­men­tal in mak­ing this ini­tia­tive between our spon­sors, ECU and Mul­laloo.

ART (HLTAID007) Course

Com­menc­ing on Tues­day June 12, 6:30pm till 9:30pm. The course will run for 5 con­sec­u­tive weeks with assess­ment pro­vi­sion­al­ly booked for Tues­day 10 July. There is an online com­po­nent to the course that’s is required to be com­plet­ed before com­menc­ing. The course will be run by Bernie Flint, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ev­er, please con­tact Cours­es to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

Bronze Medallion Course

The first Bronze Medal­lion course will be start­ing on August 15, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ev­er, please con­tact Cours­es to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

AAA Event

stand­ing for Attain, Acknowl­edge, Achieve was held on Sun­day 29 April. The evening cel­e­brat­ed the efforts and achieve­ments of every­one who has com­plet­ed a course. Bronze and Sil­ver Medal­lions were pre­sent­ed and mem­bers acknowl­edged for their com­mit­ment and ser­vice to the club and Surf Life­sav­ing. If you were unable to attend your awards are ready for you to col­lect at the office.

You can down­load the pre­sen­ta­tion HERE.

(Please note that Bronze 4 and Beach Man­age­ment Sil­ver Medal­lion awards have not been received yet. We will advise when they arrive.) 

FREE Member First Aid Course

Friday, March 30th, 2018

first-aid-crossDue to pop­u­lar demand, SLSWA has sched­uled anoth­er FREE Pro­vide First Aid (HLTAID003 ) course for cur­rent Club mem­bers. Details are as fol­lows:

When: 8am – 5pm, Sat­ur­day, 21 April
Where: Surf House, 7 Delawney Street, Bal­cat­ta
Reg­is­ter: Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able via the online book­ing form and fol­low­ing the steps:

  • Click on the “SLSWA Mem­bers Pro­vide First Aid” but­ton
  • Choose a course date and fill in per­son­al details
  • Apply the Dis­count code “SLSWAMem­berVET” and click the “Add” but­ton to access the free course val­ue
  • Place your club name in the “Com­pa­ny” field
  • Chose pay­ment method – “Alki­mos Res­i­dent or approved SLSWA only”

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, con­tact the SLSWA Train­ing Team 9207 6666.

Aussies – Certificate II compliance

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Call­ing all Bronze Medal­lion mem­bers intend­ing to com­pete at any Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships event…

Check whether your per­son­al record shows you have attained the Cer­tifi­cate II in Pub­lic Safe­ty (Aquat­ic Res­cue). This was includ­ed in the Bronze Medal­lion until around five years ago, so mem­bers hold­ing this award do not need to take any fur­ther action (pro­vid­ed they are pro­fi­cient for this sea­son).

A Work­shop was be held at the club on Sun­day 18 March, at 3pm, for Bronze Medal­lion (BM) qual­i­fied mem­bers need­ing their Cer­tifi­cate II. Mem­bers requir­ing recog­ni­tion of pri­or learn­ing (RPL) will need to attend and com­plete the doc­u­men­ta­tion. It is antic­i­pat­ed this ses­sion would not take longer than two (2) hours – this will depend on num­bers attend­ing.


Patrol Cap­tains will be invit­ed to attend, as there is a sec­tion that requires com­ple­tion by the member’s Patrol Cap­tain.

Cer­tifi­cate IV TAE (SLSA Asses­sors) will also be in atten­dance so they can assist with com­ple­tion of the paper­work.

It is impor­tant that this RPL process is com­plet­ed as planned – to allow SLSWA time to process the paper­work and issue the required cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Each per­son needs to bring along:

  • A print­out of your Awards List from the Sur­f­Guard data­base – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account
  • A print­out of your patrols — rec­om­mend you do this for the cur­rent sea­son, as well as last sea­son – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account

Addi­tion­al evi­dence required includes:

  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing a Gear and Equip­ment check; this can be sim­u­lat­ed at the Work­shop, pro­vid­ed your Patrol Cap­tain can sign off on it (you could copy the whole Patrol Log for your last patrol)
  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing an Inci­dent Report form – this will be sim­u­lat­ed in the Work­shop for rea­sons of con­fi­den­tial­i­ty (a form will be pro­vid­ed).

Please con­tact the Edu­ca­tion Man­ag­er if you have any queries (0438 759 923, or cours­es email), oth­er­wise we shall see you at the Work­shop.

Education update

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Just an update on where the Club’s Edu­ca­tion area is at:

  1. The last Bronze Medal­lion group for this sea­son is near­ly ready for assess­ment.
  2. A Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment course is in progress. Anoth­er course will be sched­uled next sea­son so watch out for details.
  3. Infor­ma­tion for the annu­al AAA Event – Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing recog­ni­tion evening on Sun­day 29 April will be post­ed soon. Make sure you come along to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of all new award hold­ers, as well as learn how long many in the Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing team have been vol­un­teer­ing for the club, as Ser­vice Awards will also be pre­sent­ed.
  4. Mem­bers inter­est­ed in becom­ing a Train­er should con­tact a mem­ber of the Edu­ca­tion team to express their inter­est — there are always oppor­tu­ni­ties for new mem­bers to get involved.
  5. An up skilling of Bronze Medal­lion hold­ers who do not have the Cer­tifi­cate II com­po­nent and wish to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships in April has been organ­ised for Sun­day 18 March.
  6. Mul­laloo has part­nered with Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty to present a beach safe­ty aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion pro­gram for ECU stu­dents. More on this next time…