The 2020/21 Season kicked off on Saturday 26 September and all teams are ready to go. Our gear passed gear inspection, and we’ve had all our pre-season meeting with great attendance.
Here is this season’s Lifesaving Committee:
Director of Lifesaving Services – Nicole Cooney
Assistant Director of Lifesaving Services – Ben Keenan-Smith
Education Coordinator – Michael Fernandez
Lifesaving Registrar – Codie Wem
IRB Coordinator Lifesaving – Laurie Golsby
Gear Steward – Ken Hudson (assisted by Scott Hobday)
U18s Coordinator – Maria Garay
The patrol teams and roster had been sent out to all members. You can also view the roster online.
There’s a bit to consider this season in light of COVID, and all Patrol Captains have been take through the extra precautions and change for the season. All members are able to access useful COVID documents on the SLSNSW Website.
Some key documents to check out are:
Lifesaving Information pack
COVID treatment guidelines
DRSABCD COVID Protocols
SLS Matrix for all activities
Skills Maintenance also needs to be done for the new season. This is where we make sure all your lifesaving skills are current. There are some changes this season with a great deal of the information covered online. If you haven’t already be sure to access the course online through eLearning in the Members Area. The practical sides of the Bronze, SRC, ARTC and Spinal will be covered on patrol. We will also run 2 sessions for non-patrolling members, see the website for more information on the dates.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the beach soon! And if you haven’t renewed your membership yet be sure to do that ASAP. You can do in quickly and simple online in the Members Area.
If you’re looking for a sub this season the best place to try, besides your friends, is the South Maroubra Subs Facebook Group. You are required to get a sub when you can not make patrol, and you need to ensure the person who subs for you meets the same award requirements for the patrol. Once you’ve agreed on a sub be sure to make it official through your Members Area account
IRB Drivers WhatsApp group
We have created a WhatsApp group for all IRB Drivers to facilitate information and subs. If you’re a driver you should have been added by now, but if we’ve missed you off get in touch with us at [email protected]
With the season up and running it’s also time to kick off some new courses. Our Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate Information Evening will be held on Tuesday October 6 at 6.30pm at the club. If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a lifesaver get them to come along, or email [email protected]
Also upcoming will be come other courses including an Advanced First Aid course, and Advanced Resuscitation course. Keep an eye out for those dates.
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