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CLUB NEWSLETTER 1ST DEC 23

Updated: Dec 2, 2023



Silly Season has arrived at the Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club!

From Patrol duties and Surf Sports events that will test our skills and team spirit, to the fun-filled Woodside Nippers and Youth Programs that nurture our future lifesavers, there's something for everyone...Including our anticipated Christmas NIppers and Festive Volunteer Christmas Patrols!

November called for a celebration of new and returning members! We hosted the first of many social evenings for the season at our Induction Evening Social Sundowner! Great food, great company and a stunning sunset to boot! Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who volunteered their time and cooking skills!

 

HAVE YOU ALL REGISTERED?

Did you know that all Nippers Memberships include an adult membership? If you have signed up a Nipper this season be sure to log on to the SLSA Members Portal and create an account for all paid up members...including the Nippers adult membership that comes with your registration!


Have you paid your club Registration fees yet?


You can find all of the information you need to register and pay on our club website;

NEW MEMBERS: Must create a SLSA Account for each participant and attendee and Pay to Register.


RETURNING MEMBERS: Must renew their SLSA Account and Pay to Register.


Dont miss out on the Nippers Fun!


DATES TO NOTE:

- CLUB CHRISTMAS PAGEANT FLOAT WALK 1ST DEC 4PM

- CHRISTMAS NIPPERS 17TH DEC 8AM

- FINAL NIPPERS SESSION OF TE SEASON 17TH DEC

- FIRST DAY BACK AFTER BREAK 14TH JAN


Head to our Membership page to register NOW!


WOODSIDE NIPPERS AGE GROUPS AND EQUIPMENT ROSTERS BELOW:



 

WOODSIDE NIPPERS


AGE GROUP MANAGERS

COURSE COMPLETION AND WATER SAFETY RE-QUALIFICATIONS ARE DUE

Friendly Reminder that all Age Group Managers need to have completed the following courses in the elearning portal on their SLSA Members page:

  1. SLA Age Managers

  2. SLA Child Safe Awareness

This is compulsory and you will not be able to be an Age Group Manager without completing these.


We are also calling for AGM's to be sure they have re-qualled their Water Safety Certs, please See Sarah our education coordinator if you need to be assessed


If you would like to step into an Age Group Manager role at our Sunday Woodside Nipper sessions please contact nippercoordinator@mandurahslsc.asn.au


NIPPERS AGE GROUP FACEBOOK GROUPS

We have allocated our Age Group Managers to their Facebook Groups to allow them to share important information about sessions, your group and the club.


These dedicated groups are designed to bring parents and guardians together as we celebrate the joy and adventure of Nippers!


You can find the links to the groups below:


See you on the beach 8am marshal for an 8.30am SHARP start!


SWIM EVALUATIONS

All Nippers who are signing up for the season will need to complete a short swim evaluation, even if they have participated previously.


This ensures the safety of all participants during sessions and gives our Age Group Manager volunteers a chance to determine swim skill levels for their group.


Once you have registered and paid for the season, and been evaluated you will receive your Nippers pack including cap, vest, hat and bag.


PREREQUISITES

- Swimmers are asked to please pay club registration fees for the season prior to being evaluated by their Age Group Manager


Find Out more about KidsSport and Register for the 23/24 Woodside Nippers Season HERE or contact Victoria on administration@mandurahslsc.asn.au

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

TIME TO UP-SKILL!

Final NRC and ATV Courses for the year have been posted and NOW is your chance to get in the water and share the Nippers experience with your community!

This is the beginning of your Water Safety journey and the first step to donning an uber-cool orange shirt at Woodside Nippers or roving our Mandurah beaches on Patrol.

Training is already under way and filling up fast.


PLEASE NOTE:

- No current Water Safety Cert (ORANGE HI-VIS VEST) is an opportunity to allow you to out of the water during Woodside Nippers, Surf Sports and club events.


- NRC (ORANGE RASHIE) is an award to allow you to participate in Water Safety up to waist deep water with a rescue tube during Woodside Nippers.


- SRC (RED AND YELLOW RASHIE OR ORANGE RASHIE) is an award to allow you to participate in Volunteer or Rostered Lifesaving Operations and act in the role of deeper Water Safety with a rescue tube or board during Woodside Nippers and Surf Sports.


Find the latest training schedule and register on our Training and Education page or contact Sarah on education@mandurahslsc.asn.au.


 

SURF SPORTS

SURF SPORTS UPDATES


A friendly message from Sunita your Surf Sports Coordinator.


“As 2023 draws to a close…yup we are 4 weeks out from the new year!!! I want to say a BIG thank you to all of our volunteer coaches.


We are looking for additional coaches at board training to work in rotation with myself and other helpers in assisting our youngest and novice members in the water.


Fantastic experience and great for those who want to have a more social session occasionally rather than full on paddling and swimming.


Competition season is well and truly upon us. Go to mybeach.com.au to register for any of the carnivals. Speak to Sunni or Chris if you need help with wristbands, equipment, uniform etc.

 

Please look to our Stack Team App for the December Training Schedule.


*Last Board Session 11 Dec

*Last Swim Session 14 Dec

 

Enjoy some R&R, family time over the Christmas break. Stay safe, from the Surf Sports team.”


FUN AND FITNESS FOR ALL!

Come down and join us! Our awesome Surf Sports crew get together for some training in preparation for the Surf Sports Season, Patrol Duties or simply to gain a bit of general fitness!


Congratulations and very best of luck to all of our competing Little Nippers, Nippers, Youth and Masters for the current and upcoming comps!


If you would like to be evaluated to take part in this season's surf sports comps, come down and chat to the Team or contact Sunita on surfsports@mandurahslsc.asn.au

Join our Surf Sports Team Stacks App for up to date information, training schedules and comp info. All members are welcome!

*To participate in Surf Sports sessions please pay your club registration fees and be sure you register your interest with Sunita or Chris


This seasons Comps have already started!


COMP DATES FOR NIPPERS, YOUTH AND MASTERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE TEAM STACK APP HERE AND ON THE SLSWA SURF SPORTS COMPRESSION CALENDAR HERE:


SurfSport_MemberCal_2023-24
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YOUTH

Friendly message from Stacey our Youth Coordinator!


Firstly a huge Thanks to our incredible youth member volunteers for turning Rotary Day into a massive success! Your energy, enthusiasm, and dedication made the event unforgettable for the participating exchange students. Thank you very much to Luke from Small Merch Co for the sharp custom shirts and caps!


A big shout-out to the BBQ champions who have volunteered to help at the sausage sizzle this season so far—those sizzling skills turned every BBQ into a post Nippers Feast!


Finally; Congratulations to our newest Bronze crew! We are all very proud of your achievements and outstanding representation over the Bronze Assessment!


To all of the amazing youth that turn up each week to help where they are needed - we appreciate you!


YOUTH PATHWAYS

We are proud as punch of our amazing club youth group!

Get ready for exciting opportunities in the SLSA Youth Pathways Program.

You'll have the chance to learn and grow alongside your club team mates, picking up some seriously cool skills along the way.

Don't miss out on this awesome chance to level up! Register with Stacey on youth@mandurahslsc.asn.au


 

LIFE SAVING

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR ROSTERED PATROL?!


A very BIG thank you to those patrol members who stepped up for voluntary patrols during November and to those who have completed their Requals.


Patrol Rosters are up and we are ready to get the red and yellow flags up!


If you have signed on to patrol this season you will find your patrol roster on your members portal.


If you have not been allocated your roster please contact Adam at lifesaving@mandurahslsc.asn.au


As well as the start of our rostered patrols we have a number of opportunities to offer assistance during volunteer patrols in Schools Beach Safety Days, Abalone Patrol and over the Christmas break. Please get in touch if you are able to share the load of these invaluable patrols.


Welcome and Congratulations to our newest Bronzies! We are so proud of your efforts and outstanding performance during your training and assessment, and look forward to seeing you in Patrolling action!


We look forward to seeing you all on the beach!

PATROL DATES TO NOTE:

STARFISH NIPPERS - Sundays 8am - 10.30am

8TH DEC 8.30am-2pm - School Water Safety

Abalone Patrols - Please express interest


Requals and Courses have started. See the dates HERE

If you have not yet completed your mandatory Requal this season or would like to up-skill further please contact Sarah at education@mandurahslsc.asn.au

 

STARFISH NIPPERS


MAKE A SPLASH!

Starfish Nippers is a lifesaving skills program designed for children and young adults with a disability 6 years and older.


This season's registrations have closed but we are very grateful to have had such an amazing response to our program! The more Water Safety Certified volunteers we have the more opportunities we can provide our budding Nippers!

If you are interested in participating in Water Safety this season, please contact our Starfish Nipper Coordinator Clare on starfishnippers@mandurahslsc.asn.au for further information or visit our Facebook Page: "Mandurah Starfish Nippers"



 

GET OUT YOUR CALENDARS!

MANDURAH SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

WHAT’S ON DEC 2023

FOR CHANGES, SIGN-UPS AND UP TO DATE INFO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIALS, OR SPEAK TO YOUR CLUB COORDINATORS AND AGE GROUP MANAGERS.


1 DEC, FRI 4pm - 6pm Club Christmas Pageant Float MANDURAH TOWN

2 DEC, SAT 7am – 10am IRB Crew - up skill and course cont. MHSLSC

2 DEC, SAT 10 – 11:30am SRC - up skill and course Day 2 MHSLSC

3 DEC, SUN 7am Little Nipper Carnival SORRENTO

8am – 12pm Club Patrol MHSLSC

8am - 11am Nippers MHSLSC


4 DEC, MON 4:45 – 6pm Surf Sport-Iron training Town Beach

7, DEC, THU 6 – 8pm Surf Sports - Swim Training MARC

9 DEC, SUN 9 – 11am NRC and ATV MHSLSC

10 DEC, SUN 7am – 1pm Nipper Carnival 1 SORRENTO

7 – 8am Surf Sports-Board/run MHSLSC

8am - 11am Nippers MHSLSC

9 – 11am NRC and ATV MHSLSC


11 DEC, MON 4:45 – 6pm Surf Sport-Iron training Town Beach FINAL 2023 SESSION

14 DEC, THU 6 – 8pm Surf Sports - Swim Training MARC FINAL 2023 SESSION

17 DEC, SUN 7 – 8am Surf Sports-Board/run MHSLSC

8am - 11am Last Nippers of the Year MHSLSC (Christmas Nippers) FINAL 2023 SESSION


JAN24 PREVIEW SO FAR:

7 JAN, SUN 7am - 1pm SunSmart Little Nipper Carnival 2 LEIGHTON BEACH

14 JAN, SUN 8am - 11am First Nippers of the Year MHSLSC

20 JAN, SAT 7am – 1pm Youth/Open Carnival 3 SORRENTO

26 JAN - 28 JAN Country Carnival GERALDTON



 

NEW CLUB MERCHANDISE!

Have you placed your order?


Our new, high quality club gear and Speedo swimwear has dropped and we have everything ready online for ordering!


Hop on and deck out!


For any merchandise enquiries please contact Luke on merchandise@mandurahslsc.asn.au


P.S HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Small Merch Co. Team for such an amazing display of club community in our custom branded gear and named Nipper caps!


CHECK OUT SOME OF THE LOOT BELOW OR ON OUR STORE







 

VOLUNTEER CALL OUT


Do you want to be a helper?

We have a range of activities that need extra hands this Season.

From carrying gear to helping out Age Group Managers, or helping coordinate our amazing volunteers and cooking up a storm at the BBQ, every bit of assistance helps.

The more help we have the lighter the load and better the Woodside Nipper and Club experience for everyone!

We will provide the assist with any necessary training and there are already helpers in the group so you won’t be alone.


Contact volunteers@mandurahslsc.asn.au or sign up below.

There really is something for everyone, we just need more hands!


 

True or False

'It is safe to play in the dunes and bushland at the club during active snake seasons'

A: FALSE! Snakes are highly active at the moment across Western Australia. We encourage all of our members and visitors to be vigilant when walking our local paths and beaches, keep to the allocated walkways where possible and stay informed of safe practise should you cross a snakes path... Back away slowly and carefully, give a wide berth, notify a representative if near a community meeting place and DO NOT attempt to pick it up or remove it yourself.


 

REGISTRATION FEES ARE DUE

Head to our Membership page to register and pay NOW!

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