Surf life saving patrol season begins

CEO SLSNSW Mr Steve Pearce presenting vehicle keys to South Coast Branch deputy president Rex Russell at the state conference last month. Picture: supplied.
CEO SLSNSW Mr Steve Pearce presenting vehicle keys to South Coast Branch deputy president Rex Russell at the state conference last month. Picture: supplied.

Volunteer surf lifesavers are ready for the start of the patrol season, which starts from Saturday, September 29.

Nine surf life saving clubs from Warilla-Barrack Point in the north to Mollymook in the south were ready, South Coast Branch president Steve Jones said.

“Our clubs in the South Coast Branch has over recent weeks undergone their annual Lifesaving, First Aid and facility Equipment Inspections and Safety Standards inspections and all passed,” he said.

“Our volunteer members have had their patrol rosters issued and are prepared for the commencement of the patrol season.”

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Mr Jones said patrol member will also be acquiring further skills through proficiency before the end of 2018.

“The clubs have also now commenced new member recruitment/registrations for new patrol (Bronze) members with new training courses commencing,” he said.

Nippers activities will begin after the upcoming school holidays from about October 20. 

and the Junior Activities (Nippers) at the Surf Life Saving Clubs will commence after the October School Holidays from about the 20 October, 2018.

South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving have been the beneficiary of a new top of the range Holden Colorado Dual Cab.

Holden Australia have entered a three-year sponsorship of Surf Life Saving Australia, each state and territory as part of the sponsorship have been allocated a number of vehicles. NSW SLS received five vehicles, Mr Jones said.

The 11 Branches were asked to apply and justify by application their need for a vehicle and South Coast Branch were successful in receiving a Colorado.

“The vehicle will be used for our successful School and Community Education Program, administrative tasks and use by Director of Lifesaving with Support Services training.”

The education program started in September and ends in February. Currently seven schools are involved with 1800 students booked in, Mr Jones said.

If any school or community group wish for the education team to visit and provide talks and instruction of beach and aquatic safety for the summer months, email with contact details to scsls@bigpond.net.au.

Anyone interested in joining a surf life saving club to be a volunteer surf life saver or to join the nippers can visit www.southcoastbranch.com.au.

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