Congratulations to our newest Patrol members!

Congratulations to Georgia and Mykenzie who have transitioned from SRC to Bronze Medallion holders. Welcome aboard Sarah, Emily, Teagan, Neli, Holly and Naish as new SRC to patrols this year.  The beach community is set to be well looked after this Summer!

Rescue Ready facility officially opened

The Rescue Ready Facility has been officially opened. Senator Simon Birmingham doing the official honours on behalf of the Federal Government who funded the project.  The new facility has already become an invaluable asset to the Club, allowing for easy start up of patrols so that we can be on the beach for the community.

 

Proficiency Dates

Here are the remaining dates for ARTC, SRC & Bronze proficiencies and those wishing to complete an ATV assessment (need to complete ATV operator workbook & bring drivers license to be sighted):

Saturday 14 October -Loydy Patrol

Sunday 15 October – Freaky Patrol

Saturday 21 October – Jones Patrol

Sunday 26 October– Tidwell Patrol

Saturday 2 December – Brooksy Patrol

Sunday 10 December – Simsy Patrol

Saturday 23 December – Wickman Patrol

 

The first proficiency of the year support the Ducky Patrol to get 5 members dryly proficient. Please can ATV drivers please ensure that their license is on their member details on the online portal and that they bring their license on patrol to be sighted. Those still needing to complete the ATV course please complete the workbook. The ATV Training Guide is in the portal library so go to this link https://portal.sls.com.au then click library go down to Lifesaving Learning Guides then you want to open ATV Operator Certificate Learning guide.

 

Online proficiencies for 2017-18 Season are here at https://portal.sls.com.au  (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page – this takes you to SLSA E-Learning – press login. Once in, press Training Library and pick Skill maintenance. Pick 2017/18 courses.

SRC to do Resuscitation & Radio

Bronze Resuscitation and radios

IRB crew and drivers to do the powercraft

Training Update

The training season has started well with 2 Top up Bronze  and 6 new SRC’s training at State Centre who will be assessed on Friday 13 October. At Semaphore Jennifer Hansen has been training 3 Top up Bronze and 1 new SRC at Semaphore whom are preparing to undertake their assessment on Friday 20 October.

The First Training Patrol took place on Saturday 7 October and there was a good turn out and lots of direct training undertaken. All SRC/Bronze theory training will be completed at these patrols So please register interest in any training with instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au so we can keep you up to date.

 

Dates to work towards if interested in SRC/Bronze are:

Next Timed Swim will be Wednesday 1 November

Next Training Patrol is Sunday 5 November

 

ARTC Course is running on 14 & 15 October 10am until 5pm.

There are 3 people registered and so there is still space but will need to complete the online workbook which can be accessed via: https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick SLS Lifesaving then pick SLS- ARTC please  ensure this is complete by Friday 13 October so I can check that these are completed at start of training.

Rescue Ready Facility Opening Ceremony

The Rescue Ready Facility will be officially opened this Saturday the 14th October at 3:00pm right after Nippers.

Senator Simon Birmingham will be doing the official opening on behalf of the Federal Government who funded the project.

We’d love to see you all there to celebrate this great new addition to our Club.

 

Updated Training Opportunities

Please refer to the link below for updated training opportunities for those seeking First Aid, SRC, Bronze, ARTC, ATV qualifications and proficiency dates:

SSLS Training 2017/18 as at 20-09-17

There are many ways you can become an active member of the Club.  Challenge yourself and feel the sense of achievement!

BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Thursday 12 October 2017

7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$10 Surf Bronze holders

Please mention your club’s name when booking

$50 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16

Bookings by email only to
qmby@optusnet.com.au
Reply promptly if interested in attending

These sessions fill very fast – limit 30

See following site for handbook and practice questions

http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring/boating-and-marine/boat-operators-licences-and-permits/applying-for-a-boat-licence

Increase your IRB Knowledge

IRB Crew & Drivers (as well as members who like engines & are keen to help with maintenance) this one’s for you!

We have an IRB Engine theory session at the Club Thursday 7 September , 7pm-8pm by John Charles who is the Powercraft Officer for SLSSA.  Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in coming along please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Upskill to Silver Medallion

If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.

SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.

As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more.  Please see the attached Course Syllabus.

This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.  

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, and
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
  • Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
  • Complete the eLearning prerequisite

 

The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.

If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018

On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.

Click here for more information about the Course.

School Holiday Training Opportunities

A reminder from Surf Life Saving SA that it is facilitating a Bronze and SRC course in the upcoming October school holidays.  For more more information on the Bronze Course click here. Get some more details on the SRC course here.

Get involved in the Club.  It’s a great way to stay healthy!