2017 Red and Yellow Ball

2017 Red and Yellow Ball

Last night 230 guests celebrated 65 years of Surf Life Saving in South Australia at the Red and Yellow Ball held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The glittering event was attended by; His Excellency Mr Hieu Van Le the Governor of South Australia and Mrs Van Le, Mr Stephen Marshall MP Leader of the South Australian Liberal Party, Katrine Hildyard MP representing Mr Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, Mr Peter Malinauskas Minister for Emergency Services, Mr David Spiers MP and Dr Duncan McFetridge MP, Surf Life Saving Australia President Mr Graham Ford and Director of the Office of Recreation and Sport Ms Kylie Taylor.

Formal proceedings at the 2017 Red and Yellow Ball included the 2017 Awards of Excellence, Surf Life Saving SA Life Member Inductions and Surf Life Saving SA Hall of Fame Inductions.

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Volunteer Recognition Evening

Volunteer Recognition Evening

Last night Surf Life Saving SA began their Award season by hosting a Volunteer Recognition Evening which honoured volunteers and achievements. The event was intended to bring together some of the core volunteers, contributors and achiever from across the movement including Education, Lifesaving and Sport. The Volunteer Recognition Evening featured the presentation of Surf Sports Awards, 150+ Patrol Hour and Assessors Recognition.

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Join the Emergency Operation Groups - Apply Now

Join the Emergency Operation Groups - Apply Now

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from suitably qualified lifesavers to join the Emergency Operations Group and become part of the Jet Rescue Boat Crew (JRB Crew) and Rescue Water Craft Team (Jet Ski). This presents an exciting opportunity to further your lifesaving career and become involved in this dynamic team which actively supports SLSSA’s strategy in making South Australian beaches safer. Circulars C17037 and C17038 have been uploaded into the Members Portal.

Female Members, Indigenous Members and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program | Squad Announcement

Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program | Squad Announcement

Surf Life Saving SA are excited to announce the Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program Squad for the 2017/18 season.

The Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program has been developed to help develop and grow youth athletes in SA.

For the past two seasons SLSSA partnered with Flinders University (FU), Flinders One Fitness and South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre (SAALC) to design and develop a program aimed at assisting surf sports athletes to be the best they can. After an extensive review of the program, it was decided that the focus of the academy needed to be changed to develop Surf Sports in our State. The Academy now primarily focuses on Athletes from the following age categories, Under 14, Under 15 and first year Under 17. The content delivered by both Flinders University and Surf Life Saving SA through this process is tailored to the new age groups and we will be encouraging coaches and parents/guardians to participate in the sessions.

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Recently SLSSA added Mental Health First Aid to its suite of delivered courses.  The decision to do this was made from acknowledging that within Clubs and on our beaches more and more Members will be in contact with someone that may require some support due to a mental health issue.

The course is designed for participants to learn skills and gain confidence to assist fellow members, the public, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.  The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Clubs go far in providing many activities and services to address the physical wellbeing of its members and the public.  This course will go that step further to address the mental wellbeing of members and members of the public that may be required.

SLSSA is pleased to advertise an Introductory offer of $50 for members and $100 for non-members. ($80 Members / $130 Non- members after July 30) This includes a Mental Health First Aid Manual and certification by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Course Dates: 24th -25th June. 9am – 3pm each day
                        8th - 9th July 9am - 3pm each day    
                        15th - 16th July 9am - 3pm each day

 Venue: Surf Life Saving SA
             2 Barcoo Road
             WEST BEACH    

For any queries please contact Gareth Morgan (Gareth.morgan@surflifesavingsa.com.au) or 8354 6900

Surf Sports Youth Performance Academy Program - Applications Now Open

Surf Sports Youth Performance Academy Program - Applications Now Open

Surf Life Saving SA is excited to announce the launch of the SLSSA Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program.

In April this year SLSSA and Flinders did an extensive review of the SLSSA High Performance Academy, which has been running for the past two seasons. It was decided to make changes to the Academy’s focus for the betterment of Surf Sports in South Australia.
Surf Life Saving SA in conjunction with Flinders University has identified the youth age group as a key target group moving forward to grow and develop athletes across the Surf Sport Disciplines. 

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