Are you wanting to continue to enjoy the camaraderie and keeping fit in the off season? Well take the plunge and join the Dolphins Winter Swimmers. The season starts on May 2.
The South Maroubra Dolphins Winter Swimming Cub was formed at Wylies Bath in the winter months of 1960 as an off season activity for the members of South Maroubra Surf Club and are affilitated to the Winter Swimming Association of Australia.
The Dolphins welcome all new members with open arms, you'll be joining swimmers aged 7 to 90, there is a place for everyone in our club.
Enjoy uplifting Sunday morning fun for all the family in a range of handicapped races from 50 to 400 yards at the stunning Wylies Baths. Wylies' unique microclimate radiates sunshine and gives shelter to enjoy the water and stay swim-fit through the off-season. Regular immersion has many wellbeing benefits, as well as being the best hangover cure as voted every year by members. Come on down and enjoy the upgraded HOT SHOWERS and coffee shop, hours of hilarious discourse with many of our life members and families. Hot soup and full lunch at the club bar afterwards including meat raffle and prize draw as we socialise on the lawn and watch the whales swim by. Just come down to Wylies Baths any Sunday at 9am, we will love to see you!
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Sunday 25 April our valuable lifesavers will complete their last patrol for season 20-21 and the red and yellow clothing will be packed away to end out a very successful season for the club.
The difficulties and changes endured of COVID has not once altered the enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers and to each and everyone of you we say thank you for a job well done. Our community has been kept safe while enjoying our beautiful beach and surrounding areas.
Our Lifesaving Services committee are to be commended for the season and due recognition of our lifesavers will be applauded at the upcoming Presentation on Saturday May 8.
As we prepare this newsletter, the 2021 Aussies are drawing to an end and will conclude on Saturday 24 April. Wow what a campaign South Maroubra has had in 2021 with representation at youth, masters and open competition spread over the beautiful sunshine coast beaches. We hope you kept up to date with photos and results on the club’s Facebook page.
We must give a huge shout out and acknowledgement to our Carnival Officials - Marcelo Garay, Bob Byrne and Peter ‘ Dino’ Steenson, who have once again done a sterling job in volunteering to officiate at the Aussies. Marcelo has done the long haul from Youth through to Opens - great job guys and thank you. Our fearless leader President Paul ‘Stretch’ Fownes and Shane White have been amazing in managing the touring group.
To the parents, coaches and supporters who attended Aussies and were of huge support to our dynamic team of athletes - thank you.
The Aussies is huge and the pinnacle of competition, for our U14 and U15 members who competed for their very first Aussies - absolutely amazing and we certainly hope you got a lot out of this experience and we certainly look forward to the growth in this area for the future.
Full results from the Aussies will be shared later, finals were made and medals were won and we are extremely proud of our team who represented South Maroubra.
Nominations are to be emailed to [email protected] by 12 April 2021 to ensure received for the BOM's April meeting.
Extract from Club Constitution
(a) The honour blazer shall conform with the club blazer, with the addition of the word ‘Honour’ and the year awarded, in block letters beneath the badge.
(b) The honour blazer is awarded for outstanding service and can only be awarded to a member on one occasion. However, it is not necessary that an Honour Blazer be awarded each year.
(c) All nominations for the Honour Blazer must be first made to the Board in writing stating the reason for the nomination and the nominees service to the Club. The nomination must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to the final April meeting. The Board shall consider the nominations at the final April meeting and for that nomination to obtain their recommendation for approval by the members of the Annual General Meeting.
(d) The Honour Blazer may be awarded for bravery regardless of membership category and the minimum of 10 years membership may be waivered. Otherwise the Honour Blazer can only be awarded to Active (18 years & over), Reserve Active, Long Service, Life Member, Active (15-18 years), Cadet (13-15 years) and only to other membership classifications (refer rule 11) who have had at least ten
(10) years membership of the Club.
(e) Only one (1) nomination each year for Honour Blazer may be recommended by the Board of Management to the Annual General Meeting, except where the nomination is with regard to rule 9 (a) (i) (bravery) in which case more than one nomination can be recommended.
SLSA Service Awards – Member Recognition
Any member who feels they are eligible for a SLSA Long Service Award or National Patrol Service award are asked to kindly contact the Club in writing [email protected] with information of your request (for which award). The Club will then check your eligibility and make application on behalf of the member if eligibility is confirmed by Club records.
Types of SLSA recognition awards available are:
SLSA Long Service
25 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, 75 years, 80 years
Pre requisites for Long Service Awards :
Applicant must be a member of a SLSA Club. Applicant cannot already hold the award for the same period. Minimum age for 25 years service is 38. Minimum Age for subsequent awards is calculated on 13 plus the period of the award (eg. 40 years service – minimum age is 13 + 40 = 53 years)
SLSA National Patrol Service Awards
5 year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, 25 year, 30 year, 35 year, 40 year, 45 year, 50 year
Applicants must have completed all patrol service requirements relevant to the membership category with a minimum of 16 hours being completed per season.
a) Bronze Medallion holders who period of service eligibility begins from their initial patrol duties as the holder of this qualification.
b) Members who hold one or more qualifications in the following award streams – patrolling lifesaver, emergency care or radio. In the case of Award members, eligibility for the patrol service shall commence from the date of obtaining the relevant award.
At the Clubs committee meetings to be held in April 2021, a number of club awards for member recognition are determined. To assist the committees with their determinations, nominations from members are called for the following Club Major Awards. All financial club members are eligible to nominate.
Nominations will close with the Club Secretary by Friday 26 March 2021.
All nominations are to be submitted in writing and emailed to Marcelo Garay, Club Secretary by this date [email protected]
There is no specific form however nominations must include the following information :
Awards determined by Board of Management at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement and contribution in all areas of the Club :
Awards determined by the Lifesaving Committee at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the areas of lifesaving
Awards determined by the Competition Committee at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the area of competition
We look forward to receiving many nominations for consideration. These awards are prestigious awards and winners will be announced and presented at the annual Club Presentation Night which is scheduled to be held at the Club in May 2021 (date to be confirmed).
We informed you of our solar panel project, well, now we’re pleased to give you a snap shot of the finished project which is up and running!
Thanks are extended to Michael Daley Member for Maroubra, Bendigo Bank Clovelly, Randwick City Council and our own Yvette Rutherford LM for working to secure the project.
Christening scheduled in the near future.
Check out out sponsor and installer Resinc on their website and on their socials - Facebook & Instagram
At the recent Sydney Branch Carnival the Junior Lifesaver of the Year finalists gathered at Maroubra Surf lifesaving Club. There were 12 finalists from within the 15 clubs of Sydney Branch and representing South Maroubra was Noah Teitler. A big congratulations to Noah for taking out the title of Junior Lifesaver of the Year for Sydney Branch. Your passion and enthusiasm to lifesaving is clearly evident. Well done.
Last weekend South Maroubra Nippers sent a competitive touring team of 103 nippers aged Under 9 to Under 14 to the NSW State Age Championships in Swansea-Belmont. Due to COVID-19, the normally very large Championships was divided into four smaller carnivals across two beaches (Blacksmiths Beach and Redhead Beach), and the age groups were split up with Under 9/10/11’s competing over the first two days, and Under 12/13/14’s competing over the following two days.
South Maroubra Nippers competed in individual events including the surf swim, board, iron person, wade, beach sprint, flags, and 1km/2km runs as well as in team events including the surf swim team, board relay, board rescue, Cameron relay (swim/run/board/run), beach sprint relay, and Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) events.
Competitors are awarded points for race placings 1st to 6th which contribute to the overall point score to award the NSW State Champion Junior Surf Club. I am very pleased to report that South Maroubra came 6th from 129 surf clubs in the state, equalling our result from last season. Our team brought home 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 9 bronze medals, and 9 placings of 4th, 5th and 6th. Thirty-nine nippers came home with a State medal. In addition, in the Inclusive events (competitors with a disability) we were represented by Under 12 nipper Daniel who bought home a medal in every event he competed in. Nippers placing 1st to 6th are listed below, and these young champions should be congratulated and celebrated.
This year was a logistical beast and I would like to say a special thank you to all involved. The Coaches, Age Managers, Water Safety, Officials, Fundraising team, parents and nippers who all pulled together as a team to make these a special 4 days. A special thanks to Renae McNamara who throughout the season has worked tirelessly organising the competition team, to get the information out to all parties and makes sure everything runs smoothly.
Go South Maroubra
Director of Youth
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