As 2014 gets underway, Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club has launched a new fund raising appeal to secure the funds necessary to fund the construction, fitout and maintenance of a lifesaving facility at Smith’s Beach.
This facility is required in support of plans to permanently patrol at Smiths Beach - the most popular surf beach on Phillip Island. The Club’s initial target is to raise $250, 000,
Please note that all members are invited to attend a General Meeting of the club to be held at the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Clubhouse, Woolamai Beach Road, Cape Woolamai on Sunday 26th January 2014.
The meeting will commence at 10.00am with the following items of agenda.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On the 4th January this year an accident occurred involving club members of the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club (WBSLSC). Three members, who were completing Rescue Water Craft (RWC/jet-ski) training that day, were on-board a RWC that collided with the Phillip Island Bridge.
Details of this years Bronze Camp have been finalised and enrolents now open via a new online registration system. The Camp will run from 5pm on Sunday 8th December till 3pm on Saturday 14th December 2013.
The Bronze Camp is an annual six-day residential course where candidates learn the necessary skills to gain their Bronze Medallion. All meals and training materials are provided and the candidates are supervised at all times by qualified lifesavers and members of the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club. The 2013/14 Bronze Camp
There are only 20 places available which are expected to fill fast, so please forwaded this to anyone you know who may be interested in participating. All participants must be a minimum 15 years of age on the day of assessment (Satuday 14 December) and capable of Swimming 400m in flat water in under 9 minutes.
Online enrolment for the 2013/14 Nippers program has now closed. All places in the program have been filled.
There is also a wait list for people who attempted to register prior to online enrolment closing but who were unable to, due to all places in the program being filled. The wait list is now also closed. A very limited number of spaces may become available for those on the wait list or for renewing age managers who have not yet enrolled.
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Over 10,000 young Victorians are actively involved in Nippers programs across the State. Over 300 children participate in the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Nippers program. In a fun environment, children meet new friends and learn water safety and survival skills.
The Nippers program provides a point of entry into the surf life saving movement whilst promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
A typical morning in the program would see the children doing warm up exercises, playing beach games, running, competing in beach flag competitions, swimming, board paddling, engaging in simulated rescues, watching rescue demonstrations, engaging in surf awareness/sunsmart activities and learning about local environmental issues.
The Nippers program also includes other fun activities including a competition day, a kids movie night and an award presentation afternoon. Parents are also kept busy helping deliver the program.
Enrolments are now open to those 'Nippers' turning 13 years of age that would like to take themselves to the next level in Lifesaving by completing their Surf Rescue Certificate.
This Course will run from Saturday the 28th of December 2013 – Sunday the 5th of January 2014 from 9am to 1pm each day (excluding Sunday the 1st of January).
There are only 30 places available which are expected to fill fast, so please forwaded this to anyone you know who may be interested in participating.All participants must be a minimum 13 years of age on the day of assessment (Sunday 5 January) and capable of Swimming 200m in flat water in under 5 minutes.
This is a great opportunity to advance your skills and become a patrolling member of Woolamai!
Membership fees for the upcoming 2013-14 season are now due and need to be paid by 1 July 2013 in order to avoid a price increase.
Please read the following information carefully to renew your membership and make payment online via credit card.
Before paying your Annual Membership Fee(s), you must confirm or update your membership and contact details via Surf Life Saving Australia's online Membership Database at http://www.lifesavingonline.com.au. Once you have 'renewed' your membership details via Lifesaving Online, please return to this site to process your membership payment. (If you are using Lifesaving Online for the first time, please follow the instructions provided to create a new account).