Shark Patrols for the First Weekend in Summer

Shark Patrols for the First Weekend in Summer

Minister for Emergency Services Hon Pete Malinauskas formerly launched the complete aerial shark patrol service season for summer today. With large crowds expected to hit the beach for the first weekend in summer tomorrow, the fixed wing aerial shark patrol service will join the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service which has been patrolling since October completing the aerial shark patrol service. 

“The shark patrols go all the way from North Haven, right down to Rapid Bay and on the South Coast from Goolwa to Victor Harbour. People can have confidence that someone has the eye out for sharks and warnings will be issued in the event of a shark sighting” said Minister Malinauskas.

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A Night at The Zoo 2017

A Night at The Zoo 2017

After sold out events the past 3 years Westpac and Surf Life Saving SA are excited to confirm the return of this popular charitable event:

A Night at the Adelaide Zoo

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Tickets Only $35 per family (2 Adults & 3 Children)

Pick a date: 5th or 17th of January 2017 | 5.30pm – 8.00pm

There will be Face Painting, special Animal Feeds and Keeper Talks, a Colour in Competition and the Zoomobile, visiting for an interactive animal session the kids will love.

Funds raised will support the Westpac Foundation and Westpac 1 Rescue Helicopter! Tickets are limited so tag a mate who won't want to miss out!

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Volunteer Surf Sport Positions

Volunteer Surf Sport Positions

To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of Surf Sport events the following volunteer positions are being called.

 

·       Assistant Gear Steward (2 positions):  This role involves assisting the State Gear Steward in the preparation and delivery of equipment required for events. It will be under the direction and guidance of the State Gear Steward and be primarily working from the Lonsdale Shed and / or from Surf Central.  Volunteer times are flexible.

 

·       Event Commentator (multiple positions available): This role will involve providing commentary at selected Surf Sport events (junior and / or senior).  It is consistent with the new format and look of events and the desire to improve the experience on beach and improve the atmosphere and excitement of the event.

 

·       Technology & Data Entry (Multiple positions available): This role involves inputting data into various systems at Surf Sport events (junior and / or seniors). To create a more efficient event technology has been introduced to help with marshalling, heat allocation and results recording. 

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Vale Robert W Mackenzie, A.M. (Bob)

Vale Robert W Mackenzie, A.M. (Bob)

Former State President and Surf Life Saving SA Life Member passed away this week. Surf Life Saving SA Board of Directors, CEO Clare Harris, Staff and members would like to send their deepest condolences to Roberts family, on his passing.

Robert (Bob) Mackenzie first became involved with surf lifesaving in the late 1960’s when as President of the Port Adelaide Charter of Jaycees, he convinced the broader Adelaide Jaycees community to back his objective of assisting surf lifesaving in South Australia. Bob was elected Jaycee President of the Adelaide region and under his leadership three Jet Rescue Craft were donated to Surf Life Saving SA. To further his involvement in surf lifesaving, Bob joined the South Port Club in 1972 and achieved his Bronze Medallion the following year.

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Surf Sport Series Final

Surf Sport Series Final

The Surf Life Saving SA Surf Sport Series Final will take place this Saturday at Glenelg Beach from 3pm – 5pm. The series finale will be a tight contest with SA elite athletes fighting to gain vital points towards the series titles.

“I'm stoked to have been a part of the Surf Life Saving SA Surf Sports Series this season, I think Surf Life Saving SA are taking surf sports in an exciting direction with events like these and I can't wait to compete in the final this weekend!” said Lily Warrick.

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School Holiday Bronze Course

From October 10th – 14th Surf Life Saving SA conducted its second School Holiday Bronze course with 12 participants from various clubs taking part.

The participants completed a one day First Aid course and then 4 days on the remainder of the Bronze training components. Due to the unseasonably cold weather and the poor water quality water work was conducted at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC) and the final practice session and assessment was conducted at Moana where although still cool the water was clear!

Participants had a fun week getting to know other young “Clubbies” and working together as groups and as individuals to successfully complete the assessment tasks.

Course participants: Hamish Madden; BRIGHTON, Ruby Pedicini; GRANGE, Edward Beinke; SOMERTON, Bonita Hammond-Brown; BRIGHTON, Isabella Bennett; BRIGHTON, Jack Turner; SOMERTON, Grace Dally; SOMERTON, John Fretwell; NORMANVILLE, Joshua Larven; SEMAPHORE, Aimee Moroney-Plouffe; HENLEY, Billie Highett; WEST BEACH

Course participants: Hamish Madden; BRIGHTON, Ruby Pedicini; GRANGE, Edward Beinke; SOMERTON, Bonita Hammond-Brown; BRIGHTON, Isabella Bennett; BRIGHTON, Jack Turner; SOMERTON, Grace Dally; SOMERTON, John Fretwell; NORMANVILLE, Joshua Larven; SEMAPHORE, Aimee Moroney-Plouffe; HENLEY, Billie Highett; WEST BEACH

CONGRATULATIONS to all participants on achieving their Bronze Medallion they will all be a great asset to their respective Clubs. Thanks also to Roy Menner and Andrew Bedford for assessing the group.

Registrations are now open for the December School Holiday Bronze Course which will be held from 19th - 23rd. 
To book into this course please follow this link: http://e.mybookingmanager.com/BronzeDec16