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Lifesaving World Champs update

Friday, November 30th, 2018

They said Glenelg would be a mill pond!!

Check out some of the action in our Smug­Mug Pho­to Port­fo­lio HERE!

With the first few days of the Ocean com­pe­ti­tion sus­pend­ed due to some 80–90km winds and hor­ren­dous “surf” it was not the most invit­ing con­di­tions.

The weath­er cleared and a chop­py surf — likened to our after­noon Mul­laloo south west ocean set the stage for the Surf Boat com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Bub­ble Wrap — Mas­ters 200 male surf boat crew -com­ing home as World Bronze Medal­lists.
Steve Part — sweep, Stu­art Clarke, Mar­tin Fisk, Tim Buy­tels, Edgar Coel­lo. It cer­tain­ly was a tough 3 races to get there!!

Our Neptune’s Daugh­ters u19 girls (Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Anna Greg­son, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den, Stu­art Clarke — sweep) with 3 tough races end­ed with a 9th over­all! Awe­some effort!

Mar­lins, our mas­ters 180 female just missed out on a medal com­ing in 4th in their final (Sandy Clarke, Rachel Kre­mer, Rachel Greene, Tama­ra Yujnovich, Stu­art Clarke — sweep). Great team effort and sup­port!

Huge THANK YOU to Mar­tin Fisk and Jesse McMa­hon who drove the surf boat to and from Ade­laide — in record time too!! Thanks Jesse for your assis­tance on the beach in shift­ing boats and great team­work between the 3 teams in sup­port­ing each oth­er over the few days of com­pe­ti­tion!

We wish Joshua Clarke good luck in his rac­ing over the next few days as the Cham­pi­onships con­tin­ues.

SLSWA Team App for Surf Sports Notifications

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

This sea­son, Surf Life Sav­ing WA is using the ‘Team App’ smart­phone appli­ca­tion to send out updates and noti­fi­ca­tions to com­peti­tors regard­ing all events for the com­ing surf sea­son. The ‘Team App’ is the main point of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the SLSWA event staff and com­peti­tors. It is rec­om­mend­ed that club staff, coach­es, age group man­agers, ath­letes etc. sign up for this appli­ca­tion to receive impor­tant event infor­ma­tion.

Please see the below instruc­tions to under­stand what ‘Team App’ is and how to use it. It may also be help­ful to vis­it the web­site for fur­ther clar­i­fi­ca­tion at https://www.teamapp.com/faqs.

How do I use the Team App?

Down­load ‘Team App’ from your App Store or Google Play. Once you have down­loaded the app and cre­at­ed a user login, search for ‘SLSWA Sport’ in the search bar at the top of the screen and click on it to join and get access to the feed.

From here you will be able to access news feeds, event infor­ma­tion, key event doc­u­ments as well as all the lat­est and up to date infor­ma­tion on Surf Sports. By join­ing the group and turn­ing on your mobile app noti­fi­ca­tions, you will receive an imme­di­ate text and email update as they are post­ed, ensur­ing you nev­er miss any impor­tant infor­ma­tion! You can unsub­scribe to the email updates if you wish by click­ing on the unsub­scribe but­ton at the bot­tom of the email.

Mullaloo volunteers shine for WA!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

We’d like to take the oppor­tu­ni­ty to recog­nise the achieve­ments of these three vol­un­teers. Vol­un­teerism is the very embod­i­ment of what we all do and how Surf Life Sav­ing is able to achieve the move­ments goals.

Sandy Clarke

WINNER – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence – DHL Volunteer of the Year

Finalist – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence – Official of the Year

Sandy was recog­nised at this year’s Awards of Excel­lence — Vol­un­teer of the Year which has encom­passed her per­son­al devel­op­ment, knowl­edge and pas­sion for the Surf Life Sav­ing move­ment. This has been demon­strat­ed at a local Club lev­el with numer­ous roles includ­ing vol­un­teer life saver (15 Year Nation­al Award 2017), Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er, coach, train­er, asses­sor, Youth Camp Leader, Offi­cial (10 year Offi­ci­at­ing Award 2018), surf boat sweep, com­peti­tor, Mem­ber of the Hon­ours & Awards Com­mit­tee (intro­duced recog­ni­tion of Age Man­ag­er Awards), Social group mem­ber and men­tor.

At State lev­el, Sandy has rep­re­sent­ed WA as the State Team Man­ag­er for Pool Res­cue, Car­ni­val Ref­er­ee for Senior State Titles, Deputy for Nip­per State Titles; nation­al­ly, this year Sandy’s con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of the ASRL draw sys­tem and mobile App, which was utilised for the 2018 ASRL Open in Elouera. The App was a huge suc­cess with over 11,000 ses­sions, accessed on iOS devices alone and over 600 new installs.

Inter­na­tion­al­ly, Sandy has just fin­ished her 5th con­sec­u­tive year of train­ing and assess­ing with the Badung Bal­aw­ista Life Sav­ing Club in Bali, as a Mul­laloo and ILS Train­er.

Sandy has been involved in almost every aspect of Surf Life Sav­ing this sea­son. Through­out her 20-year career with­in the move­ment, her nat­ur­al abil­i­ty to lead and her enthu­si­asm has allowed her to become an ambas­sador, con­tin­u­ing to inspire oth­ers.

Her pas­sion for surf boat row­ing is shared with the youth of her club, where she has engaged and retained younger mem­bers to com­pete and improve their skills through awards. Sandy is a true asset and inspi­ra­tion, con­nect­ing Mul­laloo SLSL to the pub­lic.

The award of excel­lence high­lights the var­i­ous ambas­sadors of the surf life sav­ing move­ment, Sandy has been recog­nised as the epit­o­me of what it means to be a vol­un­teer in an organ­i­sa­tion that encom­pass­es some 100,000 plus vol­un­teers nation wide. This is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment.

Mark Hills

Finalist – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence, Assessor of the Year

Mark’s assess­ment capac­i­ty has extend­ed beyond his numer­ous club respon­si­bilti­ies, to state and inter­na­tion­al assess­ment as the Train­ing Con­sul­tant of the North Met­ro­pol­i­tan Clubs includ­ing Sor­ren­to, Mul­laloo, Quinns, Yanchep and more recent­ly Alki­mos. Mark’s chal­lenge has always been to under­stand the vari­a­tions that exist between each of the Clubs’ and the approach that the indi­vid­ual asses­sors take when apply­ing this to SLSA’s stan­dards.

This sea­son, for the 19th year in a row, Mark led a team of vol­un­teers to Bali to assist with train­ing and assess­ment. Mark has, over 20 years of vol­un­teer ser­vice, focus­ing on the growth of his fel­low surf life­savers. Mark’s con­tri­bu­tions to Assess­ing has been recog­nised at State lev­el three times since 2011 with his inclu­sive, empath­ic approach and con­tin­u­ous improve­ments to assess­ment stan­dards, not only at State, but Nation­al and Inter­na­tion­al lev­el.

Over the last sea­son, Mark has assessed Bronze, SRC, IRB, Pain Man­age­ment, Basic Beach Man­age­ment and Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­nique cours­es with­in his club, as well as con­duct­ing many cours­es at oth­er WA clubs and over­seas in Indone­sia and Malaysia.

Anne-Marie Widermanski

Nominee – 2019 WA Australian of the Year Awards – Senior category

Anne-Marie has been a mem­ber of Mul­laloo SLSC since 1987 and devot­ed her time, ener­gy and exper­tise to surf life­sav­ing as a vol­un­teer.

A pas­sion­ate life mem­ber of Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club and Surf Life Sav­ing WA, the 67-year-old has held many roles with­in surf life­sav­ing, includ­ing as a man­ag­er, train­er and asses­sor, Mul­laloo Club Pres­i­dent, SLSWA chief train­er and asses­sor of first aid, Train­ing Con­sul­tant of Kim­ber­ley Clubs, State Board mem­ber and vis­it­ing train­er and asses­sor for Broome and Mindil Beach (NT) surf clubs dur­ing the win­ter sea­son.

Anne-Marie’s will­ing­ness to share her time and knowl­edge has been recog­nised at the Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia Nation­al Awards of Excel­lence, which named her Asses­sor of the Year in 2016, this fol­lowed recog­ni­tion at State lev­el for the same award and recip­i­ent on three sep­a­rate occa­sions.

She has also received oth­er awards includ­ing the 1999 SLSWA Vol­un­teer of the Year and the Nation­al Ser­vice Medal award­ed in 2011.

Whilst Anne-Marie was unsuc­cess­ful in becom­ing the WA recip­i­ent at the func­tion held at Gov­ern­ment House in Perth on Tues­day 30 Octo­ber we con­grat­u­late her achieve­ment in being named a final­ist in such a pres­ti­gious pro­gram for WA.

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:

Technology committee — Members expression of interest

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Overview

Tech­nol­o­gy and sup­port­ing sys­tems under­pin the safe and effi­cient oper­a­tions of our club. Increas­ing­ly we are intro­duc­ing a range of sys­tems and devices to help our vol­un­teers keep our beach safe at the same time as ensur­ing that mem­ber expe­ri­ences with our club sys­tems are effec­tive and more intu­itive.

The tech­nol­o­gy com­mit­tee has been formed to facil­i­tate stake­hold­er engage­ment across the club to encour­age new and inno­v­a­tive ideas from our mem­ber base and to ensure that iden­ti­fied issues are resolved.

Enterprise systems

Our office is the hub of sig­nif­i­cant activ­i­ty through­out the sea­son with lots hap­pen­ing across all areas of the club. Our under­pin­ning sup­port sys­tem for life­guard­ing ser­vices is Sur­f­guard host­ed by Surf Life Sav­ing WA. We do how­ev­er have a range of oth­er enter­prise sup­port sys­tems and are look­ing at oth­er appli­ca­tions to make our oper­a­tions more effi­cient to deliv­er improved mem­ber expe­ri­ences.

If you have expe­ri­ence in the area of busi­ness sys­tems, busi­ness process­es re-engi­neer­ing or gen­er­al enter­prise appli­ca­tions please let us know, we would like to hear from you.

Desktop

Our office only has four desk­top com­put­ers run­ning Microsoft Win­dows and a num­ber of oth­er indus­try-stan­dard desk­top appli­ca­tions. We will soon be intro­duc­ing dig­i­tal tablets for mobile use in the patrol and edu­ca­tion set­tings.

If you have expe­ri­ence in desk­top oper­a­tions and day to day sup­port, we would love to hear from you. Keep­ing the desk­top and core sys­tems and com­mu­ni­ca­tions oper­a­tional are key to the suc­cess of our club.

Communications

Prob­a­bly one of the most impor­tant areas of focus in the club rel­e­vant to tech­nol­o­gy and IT sys­tems. Our day to day com­mu­ni­ca­tions with mem­bers, exter­nal stake­hold­ers and the com­mu­ni­ty is extreme­ly impor­tant.

We are in the process of devel­op­ing a strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions plan that will incor­po­rate a suite of IT sys­tems and chan­nels to deliv­er the best user expe­ri­ence to keep mem­bers informed.

If you have expe­ri­ence in the area of cor­po­rate and/or com­mu­ni­ca­tions with a spe­cif­ic focus on enabling tech­nolo­gies, we’d love to hear from you.

Facilities management systems

Deliv­er­ing a planned and sup­port­able suite of facil­i­ties man­age­ment sys­tems and equip­ment across our club is a key focus over the com­ing year. At present, the club is oper­at­ing a lega­cy door access con­trol sys­tem that needs replace­ment and has a Wi-fi net­work and basic Audio-visu­al sys­tems oper­at­ing.

Our objec­tive is to devel­op a strate­gic plan to imple­ment a range of build­ing tech­nolo­gies to improve safe­ty, secu­ri­ty and gen­er­al mem­ber user expe­ri­ence in the club.

Fol­low­ing are some key areas of inter­est:

  • Club-wide access con­trol sys­tem.
  • Build­ing secu­ri­ty sys­tem
  • CCTV sur­veil­lance sys­tem
  • Improved Audio-visu­al sys­tem

If you have expe­ri­ence in build­ing man­age­ment sys­tems and would like to be involved in this excit­ing piece of work, please let us know.

Beach safety systems

Keep­ing our beach safe is our num­ber one pri­or­i­ty, increas­ing­ly we are turn­ing to advanced tech­nolo­gies to make our job eas­i­er and give our vol­un­teers the tools that they need. We are work­ing with the oper­a­tions area to inves­ti­gate and devel­op a range of tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems and solu­tions to improve beach patrol oper­a­tions.

If you have expe­ri­ence in the field of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, CCTV and/or relat­ed emer­gency ser­vice crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tems we would love to hear from you.

What’s involved?

The tech­nol­o­gy sub com­mit­tee meets every 6–8 weeks with the objec­tive of pro­vid­ing a sin­gle chan­nel for ideas and requests for sys­tems and equip­ment that will improve process and oper­a­tions. Meet­ings will be held in the evening and will last for about 2 hours, some back­ground work may be required from time to time based on projects in hand.

Is this you?

Our club oper­ates with the assis­tance of vol­un­teers, many of these peo­ple are at the front­line deliv­er­ing edu­ca­tion, patrols, coach­ing and a range of oth­er ser­vices. Some­times the real­ly impor­tant things hap­pen in the back­ground, with­out them things would look much dif­fer­ent. Think about this oppor­tu­ni­ty and let us know if you would like to be involved.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion email Kim Allen who is coor­di­nat­ing the com­mit­tee.

Proposed Gym Partnership – Aspire

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

An agree­ment has been made with the Aspire Group to run a three (3) month tri­al in the Mul­laloo Gym­na­si­um – com­menc­ing at the start of Novem­ber. One or two Aspire train­ers will be based in the gym. On com­ple­tion of the tri­al, mem­bers’ views will be sought and a deci­sion made whether to con­tin­ue with the part­ner­ship.

The Aspire Group train­ers will man­age the gym space on a day to day basis, assist­ing with the clean­li­ness, organ­i­sa­tion and upkeep of the space and equip­ment. This could involve minor equip­ment main­te­nance, demon­strat­ing equip­ment and over­see­ing any con­cerns with equip­ment or gym pro­to­cols. Aspire will not be in charge of the gym, or have any author­i­ty over Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers.

In return, the Aspire Group train­ers can use the gym for Per­son­al Train­ing (up to 3 clients each). Month­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion between MSLSC and the Aspire Group will ensure that no clash­es occur with exist­ing gym usage, such as the Tues­day evening Strength & Con­di­tion­ing Ses­sion. The Aspire Group will refrain from sched­ul­ing their clients dur­ing our gym peak usage times, which have been iden­ti­fied using the Gym­na­si­um “sign in” forms over the past four months.

The Aspire Group class­es will be offered to mem­bers at a dis­count­ed rate of $10, or 50% off their non-mem­ber rates, (See Table 1 for a pos­si­ble exam­ple). Dis­count­ed indi­vid­ual or small group train­ing for mem­bers will also be pos­si­ble. In addi­tion to this, Aspire will run pub­lic class­es (not only in the gym, but out­side, to avoid clash­es) in which mem­bers can par­tic­i­pate, at the dis­count­ed price.

Exist­ing Gym mem­bers can not only ben­e­fit from Aspire’s Phys­io­ther­a­pists, Exer­cise Sci­en­tists, Strength & Con­di­tion­ing Coach­es’ knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence, but can learn new move­ments and vary their cur­rent work­outs, to max­imise their usage of the new gym, to include func­tion­al cir­cuits, box­ing, pilates, pri­mal move­ment and mobil­i­ty train­ing.

The Mul­laloo SLSC man­age­ment team believe that access to Aspire’s exper­tise will great­ly improve the gym­na­si­um expe­ri­ence for all users, pro­vide bet­ter util­i­sa­tion of a great space and make it more eas­i­ly acces­si­ble to more mem­bers, cre­at­ing a thriv­ing com­mu­ni­ty fit­ness hub at the Club.

Table 1 (Exam­ple Only):

If you have any con­cerns dur­ing the tri­al peri­od, please email Neil Forbes and he will address the issue as soon as pos­si­ble.

Please sup­port this ini­tia­tive and be respect­ful to all of Aspire’s staff as they go about their busi­ness. This is a sig­nif­i­cant change in the use of the Gym for the club. Whilst change can be dif­fi­cult, this change is one that we believe will bring pos­i­tive ben­e­fits to all.

Important Member Info — Working with Children check

Monday, October 15th, 2018

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK – NEW MANDATORY MEMBER REQUIREMENT

The Requirement

Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia Inc. (SLSWA) released a new Mem­ber Screen­ing Pol­i­cy on 9 Octo­ber 2018.

For the pur­pose of this pol­i­cy, mem­bers of our Club will be cat­e­gorised as either a GDV Mem­ber (Gen­er­al Duties Vol­un­teer) or a NV Mem­ber (Non-Vol­un­teer­ing).

Vol­un­teer­ing is very broad­ly defined and includes any vol­un­tary assis­tance, includ­ing (but not lim­it­ed to) patrolling, odd jobs around the club, nip­per set up and pack down, water safe­ty, func­tion assis­tance (set up, pack down, din­ner ser­vice), coach­ing, edu­ca­tion train­ing and sim­i­lar.

All GDV Mem­bers (18 and Over) are now required to obtain Work­ing With Chil­dren (WWC) Checks.

Please note the Par­ent­ing Exemp­tion as out­lined in the Pol­i­cy:
The Par­ent­ing Exemp­tion will apply to those Mem­bers who have a Child who is a Mem­ber with­in the same Affil­i­at­ed Club. It must be not­ed that the Par­ent­ing Exemp­tion does not apply to overnight camps where Chil­dren will be present and there­fore WWC Checks must be con­duct­ed for all Mem­bers over the age of 18 who are involved in overnight camps where Chil­dren will be present.

The new Pol­i­cy is effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly.

The Process

In order to make the process of obtain­ing a WWC check as easy as pos­si­ble for Club Mem­bers, the fol­low­ing process has been imple­ment­ed:

  1. (Mul­laloo office pro­vides appli­ca­tion form with Mul­laloo SLSC details)
  2. Mem­ber col­lects form from Mul­laloo office or obtains one from a Post Office – we will make them avail­able at var­i­ous oth­er times and advise pri­or
  3. Mul­laloo office com­pletes sec­tion 6 of the appli­ca­tion, autho­ris­es and records unique appli­ca­tion num­ber.
  4. Mem­ber com­pletes form and lodges at Aus­tralia Post ($11 fee payable by Mem­ber)
  5. Mem­ber sends pho­to of receipt of lodge­ment to mpio@mullaloosurf.com.au or brings receipt to the Mul­laloo office to be pho­to­copied
  6. Mul­laloo office and the Mem­ber will be advised once the appli­ca­tion has been deter­mined and Mem­ber will receive WWC Card (pro­vid­ed a neg­a­tive notice is not issued).

If you have any queries as to what is required, please con­tact one of the Mul­laloo office staff on 9307 7766 or email mpio@mullaloosurf.com.au who will be hap­py to assist.

Short Board State Champs Wrap

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Awe­some effort from our four com­peti­tors at last week­ends Short Board State Champs at Secret Har­bour. Mul­laloo came 4th over­all out of the 10 com­pet­ing Clubs.

Small­er surf than they would have liked, but was enough to build a com­pe­ti­tion around. Whilst much of the hard work had to be done in the white wash, it was fan­tas­tic results from our ath­letes.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Neve Macleod tak­ing out Gold in the u17 female divi­sion and Bronze in the Open female divi­sion; Leah Mar­tin scooped a Sil­ver in her divi­sion and Tom Har­vey a Bronze. Lachy Macleod just missed a medal claim­ing a 4th!

 

 

Pre-season President message

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

This last week­end we have well and tru­ly start­ed on the jour­ney towards sum­mer. The AFL Grand Final event at the club was well attend­ed by mem­bers and a great atmos­phere ensued, espe­cial­ly when the win­ning goal was kicked. Thank you to all of our won­der­ful vol­un­teers who helped set up, serve drinks, and then clear up at the end of the game, it was very much appre­ci­at­ed.

The same day, our patrolling sea­son start­ed but Wiamea was reduced to a sur­veil­lance patrol due to the weath­er. Sun­day how­ev­er was a very dif­fer­ent day, with a well-attend­ed Torquay patrol look­ing after the beach in glo­ri­ous spring weath­er, it almost felt like sum­mer! As we enter the new sea­son, the final touch­es are being made to plans for the first Club day on 14 Octo­ber. Win­ter sports have fin­ished and the beach is look­ing great for a fun packed season…not long to go now.

Sandy Clarke is head­ing over to Syd­ney at the end of Octo­ber to take part in the SLSA Awards of Excel­lence after tak­ing out this year’s WA state crown for Vol­un­teer and Offi­cial of the Year, so we wish her the best of luck in bring­ing the nation­al awards home!

I had the priv­i­lege of being select­ed for and attend­ing the Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia Lead­ers Mas­ter­class recent­ly in Ade­laide, join­ing 19 oth­er club lead­ers from around Aus­tralia. We were joined by the SLSA CEO, Adam Weir, and Vice Pres­i­dent John Bak­er who gave their visions on the future direc­tion of Surf Life Sav­ing and also the chal­lenges that we need to over­come. It was great to spend time with the group and amaz­ing to see the sim­i­lar chal­lenges faced by clubs all across the coun­try. I have tak­en away many ideas and thoughts from the week­end that I’ll be shar­ing these with the man­age­ment team.

Our new­ly elect­ed Board mem­bers have leapt straight to their roles and we have had sev­er­al pro­duc­tive meet­ings to date. Our aim is to pro­vide mem­bers with a reg­u­lar sum­ma­ry of our plans as we progress through the sea­son to ensure every­one is on the same page. The Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and Man­age­ment team have been work­ing extreme­ly hard through­out the win­ter peri­od to ensure every­thing is ready for the sea­son ahead, sup­port­ed by Karen and Jen in the office. Thank you all for your hard work!

I’d like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to remind every­one that our club is almost entire­ly run by vol­un­teers for vol­un­teers – with­out your help and ded­i­ca­tion what we do wouldn’t be pos­si­ble. Wel­come to all of our new mem­bers, we’d love you to get involved so please reach out and offer your time where you can.

As a final thought head­ing into the new sea­son, I’d like to high­light our club val­ues which I chal­lenge you all to reflect upon as you enjoy the club this year:

  • Fam­i­ly – embrace fam­i­ly val­ues and pro­mote inclu­sion
  • Safe­ty – pro­mote safe­ty as a part of core activ­i­ties
  • Respect – respect and val­ue all indi­vid­u­als and the club com­mu­ni­ty
  • Integri­ty – con­duct of self and club affairs, accord­ing to the high­est stan­dards of ethics and behav­iour
  • Uni­ty – to oper­ate as a team includ­ing effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion with, and involve­ment of, all of our stake­hold­ers
  • Excel­lence – strive for excel­lence in every­thing we do.

I look for­ward to see­ing you all on the beach for the first Club day of the sea­son very soon!

Alis­tair Cook
Pres­i­dent

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!

BRONZE 1 COURSE

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.

SRC 1 COURSE

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.