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CLUB NEWSLETTER 1ST FEB 24

Updated: Feb 8



We are off and racing in 2024 at Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club!

Over the Holidays members were devoted to their rostered Patrol duties and filled a number of voluntary patrols at events and over popular Seasonal Days! We are so thankful to you all for your generous service in keeping our beaches safe for the community.

As we are all warmed up for an exciting 2024, we welcome members from Peel clubs; Port Bouvard Surf LIfe Saving Club, Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club and our very own Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club to participate at the SunSmart Nipper Championships in February!


We are very proud to be hosting this event with the support of sponsors Healthway, SunSmart and Surf Life Saving WA, and call on all members to show their club and region pride in coming together to build an event to be remembered. More info under Surf Sports!


Lets get stuck in to this month's details;

 

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!

 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION



TIME TO UP-SKILL!

REQUAL SRC / BRONZE AND NRC TRAINING COURSE

NOW is your chance to get in the water and share the Nippers experience with your community!


NRC training and Requal for Bronze and SRC:

Sat 3rd Feb 9am - 11am

Sun 4th Feb 11am - 1pm

Training is filling up fast and is subject to numbers so register or miss out.


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.


PLEASE NOTE WATER SAFETY INFO:

- 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.


 


WHO LOVES FREE STUFF AND SAVING LIVES?!

This Feb we are hosting a "Provide First Aid" course for Active Members at Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club.


Here's everything you need to know:

Feb 6th & 13th

6pm - 9pm

Must attend both days

14yrs+

Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club


This course is required the ART course which will be coming up soon.


Don't forget the compulsory online learning – the link will be emailed to you. Please contact us if you do not receive it.


Secure your spot at:

Bookings close 11pm Feb 1st


Don't miss this chance to learn life-saving skills!

Let's make our community safer together.


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

Country Carnival GERALDTON 🌊


What a fantastic event for our Little Nippers/Nippers/Youth 🛟


Every beach is different & our MHSLSC team handled these conditions really well. What a bunch of couragous go getters!!


Team mates:

U9 Charlie

U11 Elise, William & Macklan

U12 Jake, Branson,

U13 Samuel

U17 Weston


Points are awarded to top 6 places in Nipper/Youth events = 27 POINTS MHSLSC 🥳

Points awarded to:

Weston 4th flags 3 points

Macklan 1st flags 6points

Branson 3rd flags 4 points

Elise 4th Iron 3 points

Macklan 1st sprint 6points

Branson 2nd sprints 5points


FULL results go to: results.surftec.com.au


Thank you to the families who made the trip. Great to hang out with everyone.


Always a big THANK YOU Christiaan Knoetze, Sunita Gaby, our club coaches and volunteers who give their time so our surf sports competitors have opportunities to train 💪🏽🤩


Thank you @geraldtonslsc !



ARE YOU A BUDDING COACH?

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic members (parents, guardians & youth) who would like to mentor our Surf Sports members during Training Sessions.


We provide fun and supportive sessions in the following areas;

- Paddle boards

- Flags

- Sprints

- Distance Running

- Swimming (Ocean and Pool)

- Irons


No experience necessary!


FIFO? No worries!


We just need willing and engaged coaches to share the load over the training seasons.


How can you help?

1. Complete a short online course - Foundation Coach Surf Sports

2. Work in rotation with Sunni, Chris...& hopefully other coaches


To create a sustainable future for our Club Surf Sports initiative, we encourage our members to help us grow a team of coaches to support our Members, Life Savers, Nippers, Youth & Masters who love Surf Sports training and want to continue to improve skills and fitness.


To view the short course:

- Log in to your SLSA members portal (link via button below)

- Click on eLearning

- Click on Training Library

- Select "SLS - Foundation Coach"

 

 


SUNSMART REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR SATURDAY'S EVENTS

Mandurah SLSC is incredibly proud to be hosting this season's SunSmart Regional Nippers Championships in Feb 2024!


Surf Sports is an excellent way to test your Nippers and Life Saving skills in a fun and supportive environment and all members are encouraged to give it a go!


Here's what you need to know:

SUNSMART REGIONAL NIPPERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

10th and 11th Feb


BEACH EVENTS

Sat 10 Feb - First Race 3.45pm Marshalling, 4pm Start

Mandurah SLSC, 40 Orestes St, San Remo

*Enjoy a Social Sundowner while events are on!


WATER EVENTS

Sun 11 Feb - First Race 7.45am Marshalling, 8am Start

Town Beach, Mandurah


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:

- This is a Regional Championship for U8-U13

- This is a Qualifier for Nippers Championships U10-U13 (sprint, flags, board rescue, board race, iron)

- All other non-competing Nippers; U6 & U7 are welcome to enjoy a usual Nippers Sunday at Town Beach at the same time and please come on down to cheer on the older age groups during Saturday's events!


EVERYONE is welcome to join us for a Social Sundowner at the Mandurah SLSC at Saturday's beach events!


Proudly hosted by Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club.

Thanks to Sponsors and Supporters;

@HealthwayWA

@SunSmartAus

@SurfLifeSavingWA

@slswa 


REGISTER HERE NOW:


What do bring:

Towel

Goggles

Water Bottle

Hat

Red Comp Band

Vest and Cap

Sunblock

Smiles

Board if using!


See you ALL on the beach!


 

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


 

YOUTH



To all of the amazing youth that turn up each week to help where they are needed - we appreciate you! Cant wait to hang out and celebrate an awesome season so far at the Youth Social Games Night this Sat 3rd Feb 5pm!


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 and abalone patrols during the Holidays 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 Abalone Patrol and at the SunSmart Nipper Championships. Please get in touch if you are able to share the load of these invaluable patrols.


We look forward to seeing you all on the beach!

PATROL DATES TO NOTE:

STARFISH NIPPERS - Sundays 8am - 10.30am

NIPPERS - Sundays 8am - 10.30am

Abalone Patrol - 3rd Feb CANCELLED

Abalone Patrols - 17th Feb, 9th Mar


Final Requals and Courses are lined up. 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 FEB 2024

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 FEB, THURS NO Surf Sports - Registered Swim Training only MARC

3 FEB, SAT 9am - 11am NRC Course MHSLSC

3 FEB, SAT 9am - 11am SRC/Bronze Requal MHSLSC

4 FEB, SUN 7am – 8am Surf Sports-Board/run MHSLSC

4 FEB, SUN 8am - 11am Nippers MHSLSC

4 FEB, SUN 8am – 12pm Club Patrol MHSLSC

4 FEB, SUN 11am - 1pm NRC Course MHSLSC

4 FEB, SUN 11am - 1pm SRC/Bronze Requal MHSLSC


5 FEB, MON 4:45pm – 6pm Surf Sport-Iron Training Town Beach

6 FEB, TUE 6pm - 9pm Senior First Aid MHSLSC

7 FEB, THU NO Surf Sports - Registered Swim Training only MARC

10 FEB, SAT 12pm Event Setup Volunteer Muster MHSLSC

10 FEB, SAT 3pm - 6pm SunSmart Nipper Championship BEACH EVENTS MHSLSC

10 FEB, SAT 4pm - 8pm Social Sundowner MHSLSC 11 FEB, SUN 6.30am Event Setup Volunteer Muster Town Beach

11 FEB, SUN 8am - 1pm SunSmart Nipper Championship WATER EVENTS Town Beach

11 FEB, SUN 8am - 11am Nippers Town Beach


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

15 FEB, THU NO Surf Sports - Registered Swim Training only MARC

17 FEB, SAT 6.30am - 8am Abalone Patrol Halls Head

18 FEB, SUN 7am – 8am Surf Sports-Board/run MHSLSC

18 FEB, SUN 8am - 11am Nippers MHSLSC

18 FEB, SUN 8am – 12pm Club Patrol MHSLSC


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

22 FEB, THU 6pm - 8pm Surf Sports-Swim Training MARC

25 FEB, SUN 7am – 8am Surf Sports-Board/run MHSLSC

25 FEB, SUN 8am - 11am Nippers MHSLSC

25 FEB, SUN 8am – 12pm Club Patrol MHSLSC


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

29 FEB, THU 6pm - 8pm Surf Sports-Swim Training MARC




 

NEW CLUB MERCHANDISE!



Have you placed your order?


Stay Cool, Look cool! 😎


New Club Supporter Packs and Surf Sports club bathers are available on our club website!


Luke and the Team at @Small Merch Co have come up with a club gear pack that gives you plenty of sun protection and club pride while you support your Nippers at the upcoming Sunsmart Nippers Championships being hosted by our club!


The pack includes;

🌊 Wide Brim Straw Hat

🌊 Club T-shirt

🌊 Keyring

🌊 Bumper Sticker


Already have the gear? Tag us on #mandurahslsc and your shot could be featured on our club socials or website!


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








 

THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP!


WE NEED HELP!


The Club is hosting this years SunSmart Nippers Championships on Sat 10th Feb and Sun 11th Feb and we are calling on all members to support your clubs and lend a hand.


Have you helped at Nippers or a club event this season? Every little bit counts and we are relying on the volunteer spirit of our members to make this event a great success.


Help a bit here or there, help all day, help both days! Every little bit counts. We just need as many hands as we can get!


Some of the roles we have include;

SETUP/PACKUP

MARSHALLING ASSISTANCE

INFO TABLE PERSONS

PODIUM MONITORS

FINISH LINE ASSISTANCE

SUNDOWNER BBQ MASTERS

WATER SAFETY

FIRST AID TENT

AGE GROUP MANAGERS


We are also calling on x2 helpers from each age group to assist with setup / packup of our Nippers and Sports Arenas at 6.30am on Sun 11th Feb and once the event finishes.


Please head to: https://www.mandurahslsc.asn.au/volunteers to sign up and help us make this an event to remember for our incredible Nippers and members!

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!


 

Is our San Remo club beach a dog beach?

While we love seeing everyone out and about, the beach in front of the club is not a designated dog-friendly zone.

According to the Dog Act 1976, fines of $200 or more could be enforced.

Considering the safety and well-being of our diverse Nippers, Club and Beach-going community we kindly ask you to leave your four-legged pals at home.

Thanks for helping us maintain a safe and enjoyable environment!

If you would like to find a spot to enjoy some time with your furry friends, check out the local dog exercise areas: https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/.../dog-exercise-areas.pdf


 

REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL OPEN!

Head to our Membership page to register and pay NOW!

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