Congratulations to Connor Tunbridge, Ryan Christie & Brooke Moseley for achieving their Bronze Medallion and Matilda Kaftan for gaining her Surf Rescue Certificate on Friday 20 October 2017. Looking forward to getting a photo of this group at some point in their uniform
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Please refer to the link below for updated training opportunities for those seeking First Aid, SRC, Bronze, ARTC, ATV qualifications and proficiency dates:
There are many ways you can become an active member of the Club. Challenge yourself and feel the sense of achievement!
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
Reply promptly if interested in attending
These sessions fill very fast – limit 30
See following site for handbook and practice questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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