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President’s End of Year Wrap!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Wow, half way through sum­mer life sav­ing sea­son already! Fair to say that it’s been a crack­ing start and promises to be an even big­ger fin­ish in 2018. Here’s just a few recent hap­pen­ings and excit­ing things to come…

It’s Sum­mer – really?! Ted Scott Marathon Post­poned

Win­ter returned briefly on the week­end, with one of the most intense low pres­sure sys­tems mak­ing an unsea­sonal visit to dis­rupt all man­ner of things – from Christ­mas car­ols to our Club’s Ted Scott Marathon. As always, our event man­agers and water safety coor­di­na­tors took a ‘safety first’ approach. We will have to see if the cal­en­dar allows for a ‘delayed’ Ted Scott Marathon in the early new year or we may have to wait until next sum­mer to hold this chal­leng­ing event.

Swell Café

Yes, it’s almost here!! The own­ers of the Swell Café, Olivier and Cassie, have been work­ing day and night to get it open and are very close to com­ple­tion. We are so excited about the ‘immi­nent arrival’ since the Swell Café will be our Club’s major com­mer­cial part­ner and its suc­cess will greatly enhance our suc­cess. More details about an offi­cial open­ing date and your oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate and sup­port the Swell Café will be released soon.

New Club Patron – Mayor Hon Albert Jacob

We are proud to con­firm that City of Joon­dalup Mayor, Hon Albert Jacob has accepted the offer to be our Club Patron. We wel­come Albert’s intent to strengthen the rela­tion­ship that exists between the City of Joon­dalup and our Club.

Cul­tural Sur­vey

The last item to be deliv­ered for Project Pre­pare is the Cul­tural Sur­vey. We had an over­whelm­ing reac­tion to the sur­vey – thank you to the 173 mem­bers who responded. The wealth of data and com­ments are now being prop­erly analysed and will be dis­cussed by the Board of Direc­tors in Jan­u­ary to form a com­mu­nique to mem­bers about the insights and a plan of action.

Fes­tive Sea­son Wishes

On behalf of the Board of Direc­tors and man­age­ment of our Club, we wish all mem­bers and their loved ones a safe and enjoy­able fes­tive sea­son. See you on the beach in the new year.

Yours in life sav­ing,

Merry Christmas


Jason Nominated for World Award!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Mul­laloo mem­ber Jason Snell has been nom­i­nated for the World Open Water Swim­ming Association’s Per­for­mance of the Year Award. His ‘Peak to Pond’ achieve­ment made him only the eighth per­son in his­tory to climb Mount Ever­est then swim the Eng­lish Chan­nel – doing so within the short­est ever time of 16 months.

The award is deter­mined by num­ber of votes, so Jason would love to have your sup­port at World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion (WOWSA) you will need to reg­is­ter (free) with World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion then select WOWSA – Per­for­mance of the Year, select Jason Snell to vote.

Jason Snell com­pleted one of the most unique endurance ath­letes in the world. Quiet and unas­sum­ing, the British moun­taineer and chan­nel swim­mer from Perth in West­ern Aus­tralia became the eighth per­son in his­tory to com­plete the Peak and Pond Chal­lenge – a com­bi­na­tion of sum­mit­ing Mount Ever­est and cross­ing the Eng­lish Chan­nel. At the age of 51, he not only achieved the elu­sive Peak and Pond, but also com­pleted it in the short­est time period ever: 16 months from climb­ing Mount Ever­est to walk­ing up on the shore­line of France after a 16 hour 30 min­ute cross­ing of the Eng­lish Chan­nel. The two sports are not phys­i­cally com­ple­men­tary, but they both require an extremely tough mind­set and demand a high level of com­mit­ment.  For his flaw­less strat­egy in sum­mit­ing the high­est moun­tain in the world and swim­ming across the world’s most renowned chan­nel, for real­iz­ing his dream to become one of history’s very few ath­letes to achieve Peak and Pond, for main­tain­ing his health, strength and dreams as a 51-year-old, Jason Snell’s Peak and Pond Chal­lenge is a wor­thy nom­i­nee for the 2017 World Open Water Swim­ming Per­for­mance of the Year. – WOWSA

Beach Safe Appeal a Success

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

This year, our vol­un­teers raised $1,784. That is $1,000 more than last year!

Big shout out of Thanks to the fol­low­ing who col­lected on our behalf: Cooper Schulz, Tyler Nuku, Louise Nuku, Steph Dray­cott, Glynne Bartle, Corey Bartle, Echo Wider­man­ski, Terry Upston, Alex Upston, Adam Simm, Cameron Rap­ley, Michelle Cook, Stu­art Clarke, JP Doo­ley, Barry Elsom, Mandy Lee and Chrissie Payne

Local busi­ness sup­port­ers: Yahava Cof­fee Van, Mul­laloo Beach Hotel, Board­ies Kiosk and Dome Mul­laloo.

Local School: Mul­laloo Heights Pri­mary School ran a Board­ies Day.

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Ride in Memory and to Raise Awareness

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

David Graden arrived at Mul­laloo Beach on Sat­ur­day (9 Dec.) after­noon feel­ing the effects of the 300km he rode in 3 days from Mar­garet River, in mem­ory of his mate Paul Strange and to raise aware­ness of men­tal well­be­ing. The hot sec­ond day hit David hard, but the inspi­ra­tion of the cause he was rid­ing for kept him going.

A vocal crowd of fam­ily and friends were there to con­grat­u­late him on the achieve­ment, to share in the mem­o­ries of Paul and pro­mote the asso­ci­ated mes­sage of ‘reach­ing out’ for bet­ter men­tal well­be­ing.

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Officials Recruitment Drive!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

…a bit of a read but bear with me please!

Q: Where is the best spot on the beach at a car­ni­val?

A: Right inside the Com­pe­ti­tion Arena!


I have been an Offi­cial for three sea­son now and I love it!  I started because there was a need for Offi­cials, both my boys were com­pet­ing, and I had done enough of Water Safety! Straight away I was wel­comed into an estab­lished group of expe­ri­enced Offi­cials from whom I have learnt a lot and with whom I have estab­lished good friend­ships with like-minded peo­ple from dif­fer­ent clubs. To be on the fin­ish line when my son won the Open Iron­man at States and be right there as he crossed the line and the first to con­grat­u­late him is a moment to trea­sure and some­thing that I will never for­get. You CAN still be a par­ent, mak­ing sure that they have eaten and are keep­ing hydrated, got their sun­screen on, reap­plied the sun­screen and all the other lit­tle things we fuss about as a par­ent that dri­ves our kids nuts and be right there in the thick of all the action!

As a club there are expec­ta­tions in regards to num­bers of Offi­cials at a car­ni­val.

When a club has more than 21 com­peti­tors they have to sup­ply Offi­cials at a min­i­mum ratio of 1:10. If a club fails to sup­ply Offi­cials in that ratio then the Ref­eree is enti­tled to reduce the num­ber of com­peti­tors of the club until the ratio is met. That would be like choos­ing your favourite child – no AGM wants to be in a posi­tion where they have to pick com­peti­tors to miss out!

I am coor­di­nat­ing the Offi­cials at Mul­laloo this sea­son and look­ing at our list of qual­i­fied Offi­cials we are falling short of num­bers espe­cially in the Nip­pers and Youth areas. Cur­rently it would be chal­leng­ing for Mul­laloo to meet the ratio required. There is one instance where there is a Senior and a Nip­per car­ni­val on the same day. On that day it would be just about impos­si­ble to put enough Offi­cials on both beaches.

So….how to go about becoming an Official?

The train­ing is now done through the SLSA Mem­bers Por­tal where you com­plete an on-line course. This is then fol­lowed up, by being men­tored at car­ni­vals, by expe­ri­enced Offi­cials. At this moment in time SLSWA are await­ing the paper­work that SLSA require for the process to be com­pleted. How­ever, this does not stop you from mak­ing a start and com­plet­ing the online com­po­nent!

Thank you to the mem­bers who have expressed inter­est in join­ing the awe­some group that we have in WA – BUT we are look­ing for more (and that’s out of neces­sity and not greed!).

If you think that this is some­thing that you are able to do then the Offi­cials qual­i­fi­ca­tion is the only one you need (you don’t have to have a Bronze or First Aid as well) con­tact Dawn via EMAIL to express inter­est or ask any fur­ther ques­tions. Thank you for your time and I look for­ward to see­ing you in the Com­pe­ti­tion Are­nas!

Calling Assessors

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 course par­tic­i­pants, along with their Train­ers and Trainee Train­ers, have been work­ing hard to be ready for assess­ment in early Decem­ber. Asses­sors are required for the fol­low­ing dates:

Preliminary Assessments

Dry skills

BM 1 Mon­day 27/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm; antic­i­pate 14 can­di­dates

BM 2 Wednes­day 29/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm; antic­i­pate 16 can­di­dates

Wet skills

BM 1 and BM 2 together on Sat­ur­day 2/11/2017, com­menc­ing at 7am

Final assessments

Dry skills

BM 1 Mon­day 4/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm

BM 2 Wednes­day 6/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7pm

Wet skills/scenarios

BM 1 and BM 2 together on Sat­ur­day 9/12/2017, com­menc­ing at 7am


Please indi­cate your avail­abil­ity via the Courses email

Competition Manager – Expression of Interest

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Do you have a pas­sion for Surf Sports? Love assist­ing our mem­bers to enjoy and excel at the many Surf Life Sav­ing com­pe­ti­tions? Then the posi­tion of Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ager is some­thing you can con­tribute to. The Board of Direc­tors are seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est for this vacant posi­tion from inter­ested mem­bers will­ing to learn and con­tribute their unique skills to this excit­ing and enjoy­able area of our Club.

View the posi­tion descrip­tion here. Sub­mis­sions should be entered below.

  • Please provide a brief descrip­tion of your back­ground and expe­ri­ence rel­e­vant to this posi­tion.
  • This field is for val­i­da­tion pur­poses and should be left unchanged.

FREE First Aid Courses for SLSWA members

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

first-aid-crossSurf Life Sav­ing WA has received fund­ing to be able to offer club mem­bers an accred­ited First Aid course free of charge. Refer to the infor­ma­tion below. It is impor­tant that you inform the club’s Edu­ca­tion team if you attend – to ensure your rel­e­vant records are updated.

FREE First Aid Courses for SLSWA mem­bers

SLSWA has received a Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment grant to improve the skill sets of vol­un­teer Surf Life Savers and SLSWA mem­bers, with train­ing avail­able to any club mem­ber look­ing to improve their first aid skills.
 Dates for the first round of the FREE HLTAID003 Provide First Aid train­ing, to be held at Surf House, 7 Delawney St, Bal­catta are as fol­lows, with fur­ther dates to be made avail­able shortly:

  • Sat­ur­day 21 Octo­ber
  • Sat­ur­day 19 Novem­ber
  • Sat­ur­day 9 Decem­ber

The first FREE HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion course, is to be held at Surf House, (fur­ther dates to be made avail­able shortly)

  • Sat­ur­day 4 Novem­ber

Spaces are lim­ited and we expect courses to fill quickly! 
To book visit –

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

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact SLSWA on 9207 6666.

South West Youth Camp Update

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Hi All, it’s get­ting pretty close now, last few things to check off…

Final Meet­ing – Sun­day 24 Sep­tem­ber, 4pm at the Club Lounge

Final bal­ance of pay­ment – $100 due, either pay via this PAYMENT GATEWAY (please put child’s name and code SWCamp in descrip­tion area) or pay­ment can be made at the meet­ing on Sun­day (card/eftpos/cash).

If you have not men­tioned any spe­cial dietary require­ments on the med­ical forms and you wish to dis­cuss, please meet up with us on Sun­day.

If you are unable to attend on Sun­day or need any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please email Sandy Clarke


Mullaloo – let’s get ready to rumble!!!!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

If you have LOTS of energy, LOVE to party and have a real PASSION for Mullaloo Surf Club – we want you!

Social Committee

  1. I would like to put out expres­sions of inter­est for a deli­gate from each sec­tion of the club to join a social com­mit­tee to assist in organ­is­ing: after car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions, play­ers teas, Fri­day night and Sat­ur­day func­tions, quiz nights, begin­ning of sea­son party night, end of sea­son party, ect.


  1. Expres­sions of inter­est for a fundrais­ing com­mit­tee, to organ­ise the annual tin shake, sausage siz­zles, appli­ca­tions for local com­mu­nity Fund­ing and dona­tions from local busi­nesses.


  1. Expres­sions of inter­est for club mem­bers with mar­ket­ing back­ground to assist in build­ing a strate­gic plan to attract and improve Spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties, also to look at ways to raise the clubs pro­file within the com­mu­nity.

Business Club

  1. Busi­ness Club Man­ager, to organ­ise net­work­ing events for exist­ing busi­ness club mem­bers and encour­age new busi­ness mem­bers.

GM of Marketing

  1. Expres­sions of inter­est for the GM of Mar­ket­ing

JP Doo­ley will be avail­able to help coor­di­nate, assist guide and men­tor all of the above roles.

Please for­ward expres­sions of inter­est to JP Doo­ley. All appli­ca­tions will be treated in strict con­fi­dence .