Education Update 28–11-17

November 28th, 2017

Thank you to all who have assisted in the Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram dur­ing Novem­ber. The sea­son has been a busy one for the Asses­sor and Trainer team, many of whom have con­tributed to sev­eral ses­sions. There were two ses­sions held at the club and a third at Lancelin dur­ing Novem­ber. A final Skills Main­te­nance ses­sion will be held on Sat­ur­day 16 Decem­ber, with IRB com­menc­ing at 7am and BM/SRC/ART at 9.30am. Any mem­ber who can­not attend this final oppor­tu­nity should realise they will be unable to patrol, or com­pete, after 31 Decem­ber, 2017. We are aware of a few mem­bers who, for health rea­sons, will be unable to com­plete pro­fi­ciency before the end of the year – they should email the Edu­ca­tion team to let us know, so suit­able arrange­ments can be made when they gain med­ical clear­ance to resume surf life­sav­ing activ­i­ties.

Assessment Time

Two Bronze Medal­lion groups as well as the Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques group all start their assess­ments this week with pre­lim­i­nary checks before pro­ceed­ing to their final assess­ments next week. Thank you to the hard-work­ing train­ing teams and espe­cially to the mem­bers who have made the com­mit­ment to join our patrol groups.

January Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate course

The course is fill­ing fast – so mem­bers wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate should reg­is­ter online @Revolutionise. The 400m qual­i­fy­ing swim will be held before Christ­mas – details will be advised next week. On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the qual­i­fy­ing swim, par­tic­i­pants will receive their train­ing resources, which will enable them to be able to com­mence their online train­ing with the objec­tive of com­plet­ing it before the first day of the course (Tues­day, 2 Jan­u­ary 2018).

IRB Crewperson course

Pow­er­craft train­ing begins next week­end with the first of a series of IRB Crew­per­son courses. The IRB Crew course is a great next step fol­low­ing on from the Bronze Medal­lion. IRBC 1 (Reg­is­ter) still has spaces so please reg­is­ter your inter­est as soon as pos­si­ble. Up to eight (8) trainees will form the course group. It is planned to offer fur­ther IRBC courses at approx­i­mately one month inter­vals – so choose the one that suits your avail­abil­ity and reg­is­ter. Note that IRBC 2 course (Jan­u­ary) is already full, how­ever, there are still places on IRBC 3 (Reg­is­ter) in Feb­ru­ary. We have a new team of Trainee Train­ers who are keen to assist mem­bers in gain­ing this award. Wel­come to our new Train­ers in the Pow­er­craft area.

Pain Management course

Two courses have been sched­uled – Mon­day 18 Decem­ber (Reg­is­ter) and Wednes­day 20 Decem­ber (Reg­is­ter). This award now has to be renewed annu­ally (has pre­vi­ously been every two years). Few nom­i­na­tions have been received to date – it would be great to see more peo­ple reg­is­ter. There is some pre-course work so early reg­is­tra­tion is needed to give par­tic­i­pants suf­fi­cient time to com­plete this before attend­ing the one evening course.

Nipper Rescue Certificate (NRC)

The NRC pro­grame will resume in Jan­u­ary, with NRC 3 being sched­uled for Sat­ur­day 20 Jan­u­ary from 8am to 11am, then NRC 4 on Sun­day 21 Jan­u­ary from 12 noon to 3pm. Hope­fully this will enable the remain­ing peo­ple who have expressed inter­est to attend. Each course will have up to 24 mem­bers. Reg­is­ter your inter­est via the Courses email.

Bronze Medallion Course 4 (BM 4)

A fourth Bronze Medal­lion course has been sched­uled to com­mence on Mon­day 5 Feb­ru­ary at 7pm, with Sat­ur­day and Sun­day morn­ing train­ing being between 7am and 9am each week­end. The course will run for a min­i­mum of six (6) weeks, up to eight (8) weeks. The course com­ple­tion date depends on the rate of acqui­si­tion of the required knowl­edge and skills.

Planning ahead…

  1. It is pro­posed to com­mence the annual Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram in July 2018, with a focus on Dry/Land skills. These will be run every month until Novem­ber. Wet/Water skills will com­mence in Octo­ber (weather per­mit­ting). Dates will be posted soon to enable you to plan ahead.
  2. Mem­bers wish­ing to become a Trainer should send an Expres­sion of Inter­est to Edu­ca­tion email so plan­ning can com­mence.
  3. Mem­bers wish­ing to gain their Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment should send an Expres­sion of Inter­est to Courses email so plan­ning can com­mence.

Great weekend at Lancelin Training and Skills Camp

November 22nd, 2017

lanoIt was an awe­some week­end! Cer­tainly, one that many of our youth and seniors will remem­ber!

The weather sur­pris­ing every­one by being beau­ti­ful on Sat­ur­day, great waves and clear blue water.

Train­ing was first thing for a cou­ple of hours, then a wel­come morn­ing tea – YUM! Fol­low­ing up with the annual skills main­te­nance for our SRC, Bronze, IRB crew and dri­vers.

After that, every­one headed back to the lodge for burg­ers and hot­dogs for lunch.

Every­one had fuelled up for the team building/boot camp ses­sion with Mick and Ben. And appar­ently every­one looked REALLY worn out when they got back from their ‘secret mis­sion’!

The din­ner book­ing for 60 at the pub had us pretty much own it! A well-earned…everything for all com­peti­tors and sup­port­ers!

Sun­day morn­ing had us back at the beach for a surf before head­ing home.

Huge thanks to all the par­ents who helped out over the week­end. Thanks to the asses­sors, coaches and train­ers that got every­one in to shape and pro­fi­cient for the sea­son!

Officials Recruitment Drive!

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

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

Endurance State Champs Wrap!

November 15th, 2017

1groupOn Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber 2017, Mul­laloo attended the SLSWA Endurance State Cham­pi­onships 2017 at Trigg beach. For the first time at these Cham­pi­onships, SLSWA intro­duced Nip­per events includ­ing the 2Km run, Iron­man and Iron­woman events for U11-13’s.

Mul­laloo had more than 20 Senior, Youth and Nip­per com­peti­tors in var­i­ous events on the day, it was great to see all our com­peti­tors have a go at the events and we had some fan­tas­tic results. Mul­laloo fin­ished 5th over­all in the point score for the day.

The Ironman/woman was a tough chal­lenge with a 400m swim leg, 500m board leg and two 100m run tran­si­tions. The con­di­tions were not easy, there was a strong  northerly cur­rent with a big swell and strong back­wash and the sea was infested with stingers!  The U11s, 12s and 13s all had to race against each other which made it even more chal­leng­ing for the younger age groups. All nip­pers did a fan­tas­tic job and were incred­i­bly brave and per­sis­tent.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all medal win­ners and thank you for the awe­some effort to all our com­peti­tors, sup­port­ers and offi­cials!

Our medal results included:

  • 45 – 49 Female Ski Race (9km) – Amanda Lee – 1 st
  • 45 – 49 Female Swim Race (2km) – Amanda Lee – 1 st
  • U/17 Female Ski Race (6km) – Darcey Brooks – 3 rd
  • U/15 Female Board Race (2km) – Neve Macleod – 3 rd
  • U/14 Male Beach Run (4km) – Fraser Bythe­way – 1 st
  • U/14 Male Swim Race (2km) – Fraser Bythe­way –3 rd
  • U/14 Female Board Race (2km) – Leah Mar­tin – 2 nd
  • U/14 Male Board Race (2km) – Mitchell Lee – 3 rd
  • U11-U13 Male Iron­man – Brodie Lee – 3 rd

Just out of medal con­tention but absolute wor­thy men­tions com­ing 4th were:

  • Open Female Swim Race (2km) – Jo-Anna May­nard
  • 50–54 Female Ski Race (6km) – Jenni Wood
  • U/17 Female Swim Race (2km) – Lillyan Rosich
  • U/15 Female Board Race (2km) – India-Rose Shep­pard
  • U/14 Male Board Race (2km) – Fraser Bythe­way
  • U/14 Male Swim Race (2km) – Mitchell Lee
  • U/14 Male Beach Run (4km) – Max Smith

Competition Manager – Expression of Interest

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.

Club Fashion Show a Hit!

November 8th, 2017
New Shirt - Long Sleeve version

New Shirt – Long Sleeve ver­sion

What a fan­tas­tic evening we all had on Fri­day 3 Novem­ber! Cindy de Bom­ford and Penny Fort­mann have been work­ing hard in the Mul­laloo Surf Shop, cul­mi­nat­ing in a fash­ion show which ended with a big reveal of the NEW CLUB SHIRT! The shirt comes in long sleeve polo, short sleeve polo, T-shirt and sin­glet ver­sions. There is room on the back and right chest to per­son­alise them – you’ll see the Age Group Man­agers soon with their ones on soon! Be sure to check them out, the shirt is sched­uled to be used for the next 3 sea­sons, so you will get great value and there is noth­ing more sup­port­ing and pride giv­ing than to all be seen in the New Club shirt!

Thanks to all our fash­ion mod­els who looked awe­some on the night – noth­ing like a cat­walk to bring out the hid­den tal­ent of some of our strut­ting Zoolan­der mem­bers! Gear changes were made pos­si­ble with the assis­tance of Alex Schaub, Angela Schip­per, Rachel Cha­l­ada and Rachel Kre­mer. Thanks to all the helpers Paul and Jack Beat­tie, Nissa Bart­lay, Elise and Zoey Mor­ris, Cindy de Bom­ford, Penny Fort­mann, Amanda Davies, Cal­ven, Kerry Snow, Rachel Cha­l­ada, Julie Rap­ley, Rob McGre­gor, Sandy Clarke, Glenda Shulz in set­ting up, cook­ing, sell­ing and serv­ing the food, serv­ing at the bar, pack­ing up and thank you Jeff David­son for your MC time and friv­o­lity with humour 😉

Education update

October 24th, 2017

The first Nip­per Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate course was com­pleted on Sat­ur­day 21/10/2017, in cool con­di­tions. The group of eigh­teen (18) par­ents took part enthu­si­as­ti­cally, despite the water tem­per­a­ture and threat­en­ing storm, which for­tu­nately did not even­tu­ate. The final require­ment of com­plet­ing national police checks is now under­way – then these new vol­un­teers will be ready for action!

A spe­cial thank you to Life mem­ber and Asses­sor Ed Neilan who assisted with deliv­ery of the course. Thanks also to the Pipeline/Uluwatu mem­bers who pro­vided vital assis­tance with water safety, includ­ing, but cer­tainly not lim­ited to, Nick Iel­lamo, Tony Green­field and Lloyd Brosens. It was great to see some of the younger Bronzies out there giv­ing a hand.

Another Skills Main­te­nance ses­sion was com­pleted on Sat­ur­day after­noon and was well attended. Feed­back has been most pos­i­tive and has been passed on to the rel­e­vant Train­ers and Asses­sors. Thank you to Jenni Wood, Lyn Brosens, Jude Har­low and Amanda Lam­bert.

The next two Skills Main­te­nance ses­sions are as fol­lows:

Dry ses­sion: this Thurs­day, 26 Octo­ber, com­menc­ing at 7pm in the Mem­bers’ Lounge.

Wet ses­sion: Sat­ur­day 4 Novem­ber, com­menc­ing at 8am, reg­is­tra­tion in the club, then pro­ceed to the beach.

Another ses­sion will be pro­grammed as soon as we can find a win­dow in the busy Edu­ca­tion pro­gram. This is likely to be towards the end of Novem­ber, as sev­eral mem­bers have been away this month – thanks for let­ting us know. Details will be posted soon in the eNews.

The Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques course (new ver­sion) starts on Mon­day 6 Novem­ber, at 7pm to 9pm, in Func­tion Room 2. There is an online com­po­nent, as well as a detailed Work­book to com­plete. These will be for­warded elec­tron­i­cally to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants later this week. I am aware there have been some issues with reg­is­ter­ing via Rev­o­lu­tionise – please con­tact us via Courses email if this con­tin­ues.

There are two Pain Man­age­ment courses – each is only for one evening. There is also an online com­po­nent which should be com­pleted before attend­ing the face-to-face course. Please bring the online cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion with you. Par­tic­i­pants need to have an award with a cur­rent CPR ele­ment – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is pre­ferred, how­ever the Bronze Medal­lion is OK, as long as Skills Main­te­nance has been done for this sea­son. Par­tic­i­pants also need to have a cur­rent Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques qual­i­fi­ca­tion before doing the Pain Man­age­ment course.

Oktoberfest Wrap!

October 24th, 2017

A great ini­tia­tive of Kirsten Fort­mann and Jes­per Rasmussen’s to provide our mem­bers with a free, fun evening.

With a stack of appre­ci­a­tion and thank you to:

Our set up crew of: Paul Beat­tie, Enda, Bren­dan Briggs, Patty Col­bourne, Glenda, Alex, Julie Rap­ley, Cal­ven Rac­quel, Cindy de Bom­ford, Amanda Davies, Jes­per Ras­mussen and Penny Fort­mann.

Food prepa­ra­tion: Cindy de Bom­ford

Beer tast­ing: Kirsten Fort­mann, Jor­dan Black

Serv­ing of food: Cindy de Bom­ford, Bri­die Rosich, Lilly Rosich.

Bar: Rob McGre­gor, Alex Upston, Jo Gid­ley, Trevor Bul­ley, Robyn Bul­ley, Megan Bul­ley

Clean up: Kirsten Dob­son, Kirsten Fort­mann, Chrissie Payne and Penny Fort­mann.


Every­thing was sold out – food, stein glasses and 6 flavours of Ger­man beer!

Thank you also to all the mem­bers that made it such a great evening! Check out the gallery below…

Education Update

October 18th, 2017

skills-maintSkills Maintenance

The annual Skills Main­te­nance pro­gram is well under way with three ses­sions already com­pleted and good num­bers attend­ing each. Thank you every­one for com­ing along, we trust you have found the pro­gram help­ful in pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for you to update/refresh your knowl­edge and skills.
Thank you to the awe­some team of Train­ers, Asses­sors and assis­tants who help make the pro­gram work, specifically….Lloyd Brosens, Lyn Brosens, Lau­rie Camp­bell, Sandy Clarke, Guy Edwards, Simon Gid­ley, Bar­bara Loudon, Jacquie McGre­gor, Ed Neilan, Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski and Anna Young who have been involved with the pro­gram to date. A spe­cial thank you to Edu­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tors extra­or­di­naire – Amanda Lam­bert and Chrissie Payne.

There are a cou­ple of changes for the next few dates – the ses­sion on Wednes­day 18 Octo­ber has been can­celled. The ses­sion on Sat­ur­day 21 Octo­ber will com­prise both Dry and Wet ses­sions and will still start at 1pm sharp. Please arrive 15 min­utes prior, so sign on and group assign­ments can be com­pleted. Hope­fully we shall have enough Train­ers and Asses­sors to com­plete the pro­gram by 4pm. Again, the focus is on updat­ing, then apply­ing the key knowl­edge and skills in a range of sce­nar­ios.

The fol­low­ing week will see the Dry ses­sion changed to Thurs­day 26 Octo­ber, com­menc­ing at 6pm – we shall have more space for this one! The final sched­uled Wet ses­sion is Sat­ur­day 4 Novem­ber, start­ing at 8am.

Mem­bers who are unable to make the sched­uled dates should advise as soon as pos­si­ble, so we can make addi­tional plans. Remem­ber – the Train­ers and Asses­sors attend mul­ti­ple ses­sions and will be busy in the period lead­ing up to Christ­mas as the squads will be due for assess­ment.

Bronze Medallion program

Both Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 groups have been formed, with the Bronze 1 group all suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing their qual­i­fy­ing swim on Sat­ur­day 14 Octo­ber and begin­ning their pro­gram on Mon­day 16 Octo­ber. Reg­is­tra­tions for the Bronze 2 group is now closed and they are not far behind, with both groups being fin­ished before Christ­mas.

Nipper Rescue Certificate (NRC)

SLSWA launched the Nip­per Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate on 4 Octo­ber and inter­est for this addi­tional water safety qual­i­fi­ca­tion has been sub­stan­tial. The pro­gram is an intro­duc­tion to pro­vid­ing water safety for our future life­savers, and may be a path­way to gain­ing fur­ther awards as both inter­est and abil­ity are devel­oped. The sin­gle ses­sion, three hours long course begins next Sat­ur­day, 21 Octo­ber, com­menc­ing at 8am sharp on our own beau­ti­ful beach. 47 mem­bers have expressed their inter­est and arrange­ments for the first pro­gram will be final­ized over the next few days with an email being sent to those who have expressed inter­est.

This is also a call for Train­ers and Asses­sors to assist with deliv­ery of this totally prac­ti­cal pro­gram – please advise your abil­ity to assist via the Courses email

Not sure if this is a pro­gram for you? Come down and watch – and you may change your mind!
Another NRC course will be run in the near future.

Other Education activity

Keep check­ing the club cal­en­dar and eNews, for fur­ther infor­ma­tion on more courses.
An IRB Crew­per­son course will start soon – arrange­ments and Train­ers are being finalised as this goes to press.

The Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques course begins on Mon­day 6 Novem­ber and the Pain Man­age­ment course is on either 18 Decem­ber and 20 Decem­ber – remem­ber to check the pre­req­ui­sites for this one, as the First Aid and Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion awards must both be cur­rent before you do the Pain Man­age­ment course.

Reg­is­tra­tions for the Jan­u­ary BM/SRC course will open in the next cou­ple of weeks.

Train­ers and Asses­sors – your assis­tance with, and involve­ment in, the Edu­ca­tion pro­gram is invited, is most wel­come and cer­tainly very much appre­ci­ated. It would be great if you could indi­cate your avail­abil­ity.

traineesFinally – a BIG thank you to those mem­bers who have indi­cated their inter­est in becom­ing a Trainer. Thank you espe­cially to Todd Bartlett, Natalie God­win and Rob­bie Payne – all of whom attended the SLSWA Trainer Course on 14/10/2017. Their next chal­lenge is to put their learn­ing into prac­tice – please sup­port them.

Bring on sea­son 2017/18!