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									OCEAN BEACH SURF
 LIFE SAVING CLUB

   MEMBERS
   HANDBOOK
    2009/2010
                          CONTACT DETAILS

Ocean Beach SLSC                              Phone: 02 4344 2800
PO Box 156 WOY WOY NSW 2256
Website: www.oceanbeachslsc.com
Email: ad-dir-obslsc@hotmail.com

Surf Life Saving Central Coast                Phone: 02 4353 0299
Headquarters: 4/7 Teamster Close Tuggerah     Fax: 02 4353 0298
Business Park
PO Box 5029 Chittaway Bay 2261
Website: www.slscc.com.au
Email: admin@slscc.com.au

Surf Life Saving New South Wales              Phone: 02 9983 7188
Wakehurst Parkway, Sydney Academy of Sport    Fax: 02 9984 7199
Narrabeen
PO Box 430 Narrabeen NSW 2101
Website: www.surflifesaving.com.au
Email: experts@surflifesaving.com.au

Surf Life Saving Australia                    Phone: 02 9300 4000
Level 1/1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026   Fax: 02 9130 8312
Locked Bag 2 Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Website: www.slsa.com.au
Email: info@slsa.asn.au




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                                OFFICE BEARERS

                                                   Home       Mobile                Email

President                       Scott Hannell      43418110   0408675303    scott.hannell@yahoo.com.au


Vice President                  Darren Moore                  0412343977    darrenmoore71@gmail.com


Director of Finance             Ron Verstegen      43444634   0414434634    ron@lbb.com.au


Director of Administration      Cathy Miller                  0413410480    ad-dir-obslsc@hotmail.com


Director of Surf Sports         Robyn Carr                    0409152248    racobslsc@hotmail.com


Director of Junior Activities   Jeff O‟Loughlin               0428638582    ojeff@y7mail.com


Director of Functions           Elaine Unger       43682849   0448903753    dun82647@bigpond.com.au



Director of Marketing           Mark Arahill                  04247116288   MarkArahill@gmail.com



Director of Lifesaving          Nigel Fitzgibbon              0437036657    Nijos99@hotmail.com


Director of Education and       Richard                       0414226598    Richard.grimmond@gmail.com
Training                        Grimmond




                 FOR ALL OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS THIS WILL BE PUBLISHED
                                ON OUR WEBSITE SHORTLY




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                              CLUB HISTORY
Surf Life Saving at Ocean Beach


     From 1919 until 1921 the club was known under three names. Those being Ocean Beach
      Woy Woy, Ocean Beach Ettalong and Ocean Beach all which were corresponding with Head
      Centre, the then controlling body of surf life saving in Australia.

     In 1922 the club was officially established as Ocean Beach Woy Woy Surf Life Saving Club.

     In 1938-39 it was decided to drop Woy Woy from the title and thus the Club became Ocean
      Beach SLSC. Because of confusion with an "Ocean Beach" at Manly, the club became known
      as Ocean Beach- Broken Bay SLSC from 1939-1940, such name being adopted until the mid
      1970's, when by common usage it reverted to Ocean Beach SLSC.

     By 1995 the Constitution was changed to reflect the need to have the club administered by a
      Board of Directors under which the club now operates. Thus the club is now known as Ocean
      Beach SLSC Inc.

     On August 30th 2009, the Ocean Beach Surf Club Constitution was amended with changes to
      the Board of Director‟s responsibilities. The new Club Constitution and Regulations are
      available on the Web Site.




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                MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Membership is open to everyone from the age of six upwards. Members aged 6 to 13 are known as
Junior Activities members or "nippers" and learn surf survival skills with an emphasis on fun. Surf
Lifesavers aged 13 and 14 learn basic rescue skills. At 15 surf lifesavers begin training for the Bronze
Medallion, which qualifies them for surf patrol duties.

Club Activities include surf competitions, patrols, fun and social functions. Membership is available for
those specialising in patrol support functions, or for associate members and parents.

Membership Categories Fees
Find below the member fees for the various categories of membership available at Ocean Beach
SLSC.

                          Category              Fee
                                                $25.00 donation
                          Life Members
                                                (not compulsory)
                          U/6 to U/7            $30.00
                          U/8 to U/14           $75.00
                          U/15 to Active        $60.00
                          Active Reserve        $60.00
                          Long Service          $60.00
                          Associate             $70.00
                          General member        TBC
                          Family 4 members* $190.00
                          Family 5 members* $215.00
                          Family 6+ members* $240.00

* Family Membership must include 1 JAC member and all other children must be a financial
dependant.

Membership fees include Ducks for Bucks Certificate, which is a fundraising venture for Surf Life
Saving Central Coast. All clubs are required to participate.

A Ducks for Bucks Certificate will be given out upon or after registration. (1 per member and 2 per
family membership).

Members with outstanding fees, rental agreements or course costs will be asked to honour these as
part of the membership renewal.

Note: Eftpos is now available at Ocean Beach Surf Club. Please note a surcharge will apply to cover
the cost of running the EFTPOS facility.



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New Members in Training

Membership fee, training manual booklet and award fees (Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate)
are to be paid before training starts. Please pay these fees to either your designated Trainer, the
Director of Education and Training, the Director of Finance or the Director of Administration.

New members who are not financial or who have not gained the appropriate award are NOT
permitted to take part in any surf sports training sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: The Club does not pay for the Bronze Medallion and Senior First Aid Course.
These courses need to be paid by the member on the day of commencing the course to the facilitator
or prior to the course commencement to the club.




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                              GETTING INVOLVED
Our surf life saving club is a volunteer organisation and we need all the help we can get. There are
plenty of ways you can help out.

Maybe you would like to become one of the following;

      Patrolling Lifesaver
      Patrol Captain
      Training Officer
      Examiner
      Surf Coach
      Carnival Official


Other important ways you can contribute;

      Join a committee/attend meetings
      Organise or assist in fundraising or social activities
      Lend a hand setting up/packing up for carnivals
      Help out on club clean up days

      Social organiser. Maybe there is a member/parent out there that is a good social organiser
       that would be interested in giving up some time to organise activities, barbecues, etc.

      Barbeques/Raffle Rosters – Volunteer or lend a hand at weekly fundraising raffles to be
       advised or the Sunday barbeques.

      Help out the U/6 to U/14’s – with weekly beach set-up, water safety or by becoming an age
       manager (refer to U/6 to U/14‟s section of this handbook)

If you are interested in any of the above or can help in some other way, please contact any Executive
Member of Ocean Beach SLSC




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                       MEMBER PROTECTION
Signing the „Prohibited Employment Declaration‟ form is mandatory for all club members under the
Commission for Children and Young Peoples Act 1998. All SLSNSW members and volunteers
over the age of 18 and those members under the age of 18 who work with children (e.g. 16 yr
olds who help train the U8 Nippers, provide water safety for Nippers etc) need to sign the
Prohibited Employment Declaration. This is legislated by NSW law and failure to comply may
result in suspension or termination of your life saving membership.

Ocean Beach SLSC is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all its members and is
dedicated to providing a safe environment for participating in surf lifesaving activities. This Member
Protection Policy conveys a message to all SLSA members, and prospective members, responsible
for surf lifesaving activities, particularly those involving members under 18 years of age, about
minimising risk exposure of these members.

All SLSA members, particularly age managers, coaches, officials, leaders, trainers and management
personnel, have a responsibility to provide safeguards dedicated to the well-being of other members.
The abuse of youth members, by other members or external source, is not acceptable and SLSA
encourages all incidents of such abuse as described above to be reported immediately to the
appropriate authorities.

Where such a protective procedure does not exist SLSA encourages the use of the SLSA Regulation
6.1 - Grievances; and SLSA Regulation 6.2 – Judicial Procedures; for addressing reports, notification
or accusations of improper behaviour by an SLSA member. The SLSA Equity Policy also should be
referred to when addressing issues relating to harassment of a member by another member or
outside source.

Abuse is defined as anything, which individuals or organisations do, or fail to do, that directly or
indirectly harms people or damages their prospects of a safe and healthy development. This includes
physical abuse, emotional abuse, inappropriate training, inappropriate touching, sexual abuse and
neglect. (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2000)




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                            CODE OF CONDUCT
Ocean Beach SLSC endorses the following Code of Conduct for SLSA members. As an SLSA
member you should meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any SLSA
sanctioned activity.

 i.      Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
 ii.     Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
 iii.    Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.
 iv.     Make a commitment to providing quality service.
 v.      Use facilities and equipment for their proper purpose, and care for and maintain these
         facilities and equipment correctly.
 vi.     Refrain from anything that may abuse, intimidate or harass others.
 vii.    Preserve and protect the standing and reputation of the association.
 viii.   Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, SLSA standards, rules,
         regulations and policies.
 ix.     Operate within the rules of surf lifesaving including national and international guidelines that
         govern SLSA.

Ocean Beach SLSC expects all members, supporters, advisors and associates of SLSA to abide by a
Code of Conduct which upholds the principles and values of the organisation and this Member
Protection Policy. Members should recognise that at all times they have a responsibility to a duty of
care to all members of SLSA. Specifically:-

 i.      Understand the possible consequences if you breach SLSA‟s Member Protection Policy or
         Code of Conduct.
 ii.     Immediately report any breaches of the SLSA Member Protection Policy or Code of Conduct
         to the appropriate authority.
 iii.    Refrain from any form of abuse towards others.
 iv.     Refrain from any form of harassment towards others.
 v.      Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity in accordance with relevant SLSA
         policy.
 vi.     Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
 vii.    Be a positive role model.

Risk Minimisation Measures
Do not engage, or allow others to engage, in any of the following:
   i. abusive initiation ceremonies
   ii. inappropriate undressing/dressing in front of youths
   iii. invading the privacy of youths while showering or toileting
   iv. photographing youths while undressing/dressing, showering or toileting
   v. sleeping in closed quarters with youths without a second adult representative, parent etc.
   vi. aggressive, physically distressing or sexually provocative activities
   vii. sexually suggestive comments about or to a youth
   viii. inappropriate or intrusive touching of a youth
   ix. joking, ridiculing, rejecting, isolating, or taking the „mickey‟ out of a youth.
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While many of the above points may not be legally actionable, they are against the principles and
value of SLSA and guarded against in the Code of Conduct.

Ocean Beach SLSC aims to foster teamwork and group cohesion between leaders allowing for the
ability to point out inappropriate attitudes and behaviour by members of the team. Ocean Beach
SLSC does not tolerate abusive or inappropriate behaviour. In the event that you witness, hear about,
or are the victim of abuse you are bound by the Code of Conduct to report the incident the Member
Protection Officer immediately.

NB: For complete and updated copies of all of SLSA‟s policies visit; www.slsa.asn.au.




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                               FAIR PLAY CODES
Parent's Code

I.      Do not make an unwilling child participate in a sport
II.     Children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
III.    Encourage children to play by the rules
IV.     Encourage the effort being as important as the result
V.      Work towards improving skills and sportsmanship
VI.     Do not yell or abuse a child for making a mistake. They are trying as hard as they can.
VII.    Recognize & encourage good play or efforts
VIII.   Do not publicly question an official's decision
IX.     Recognize efforts of volunteer coaches


Participant's or Player's Code

X.      Play to enjoy the sport
XI.     Follow the rules
XII.    Do not argue with the referee‟s decisions. The team captain or manager can ask necessary
        questions
XIII.   Control your temper and be a good sport
XIV.    Treat other players, as you like to be treated
XV.     Remember it is your aim to have fun and improve your ability
XVI.    Listen to your coach, team and mates


Spectator's Code

XVII.   Children play for fun not your entertainment or satisfaction
XVIII. Do not use bad language or yell at the participants, coaches or officials
XIX.    Encourage and reward good performances by all participants
XX.     Do not yell at participants for making mistakes
XXI.    Do not encourage violence
XXII.   Do not criticize officials and their decisions




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                           SUNDAY BOTTLES
The upstairs area is open for the enjoyment of our members and their guests on Sunday‟s between
4.30 pm and 8.30 pm with a full range of refreshments. Food is also available at a minimal charge
as is food for children. Dress rules apply and will be enforced – no costumes allowed. Footwear
must be worn at all times– neat and tidy is the norm.

Children are most welcome, however they must be under parental control, and games are not
allowed other than a passive type. Likewise children coming up from beach must change and wear
footwear prior to entering the Function area.

Members can hire the area for that Special event – please contact Elaine Unger on 0448 903 753 or
dun82647@bigpond.com.au


          Come along, relax and have a good time amongst friends.




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                                     LIFESAVING
Welcome to season 2009/2010 and thank you for your commitment to lifesaving and the protection of
the broader community at Ocean Beach.

The following information is very important to every patrolling member and we would ask that you
read and familiarise yourself with this document. As an active member of the Club we request that
you comply with these patrol obligations and enjoy the fraternity that is Surf Lifesaving.

Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the prevention of drowning and injury in our
aquatic environment through the provision of lifesaving and education services.

To achieve this, our Club needs to have rules in place for all members ensuring patrol attendance
and providing a structure to perform rescues and supervise the public. These rules also need to
comply with those set down by Surf Life Saving Central Coast who supervise our Club and provide
our hours of duty.

Each affiliated Club shall be responsible for patrolling the beach(s) under its jurisdiction in accordance
with their Lifesaving Service Agreement, the SLSNSW Standard Operating Procedures and SLSA
Policies.

SLSNSW has issued the 2009/2010 Patrol Service Agreement which Clubs and Branches will have
signed off on prior to the commencement of the season. It is a concise document and clubs and
branches are obliged to execute this agreement.

As an organisation whose core role is „Saving Lives at Beaches‟, it is imperative that we strive to
meet and exceed the communities needs and expectations in providing a world class lifesaving
service.

Surf Life Saving has been embedded into the peninsula‟s way of life for almost 90 years - and OB has
never been in a stronger position to make a positive contribution, both on and off the beach. It takes
significant investment to become a lifesaver, but the rewards of this investment are truly worthwhile
knowing that you have the expertise to help others and maybe save a life! There can be no more
important skill for a human being to acquire.

Yours in Surf



Nigel Fitzgibbon
Director of Lifesaving




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1.0 Lifesaving Service Agreement 09/10

Club Name:              Ocean Beach SLSC                 Branch: Central Coast

Beach/es:               Ocean Beach                      Beach Number/s (ABSAMP): nsw297A

1. Primary Patrolling Area:

From (southern landmark/street name):            Trafalgar Avenue, Umina Beach

To (northern landmark/street name etc):          Norman Street, Umina Beach


2. Secondary Patrolling Area (a second flagged area or roving patrol - if applicable)

From (southern landmark/street name):            South Street, Umina Beach

To (northern landmark/street name etc):          Half Tide Rocks (Ettalong Point), Ettalong

Frequency of secondary area to be covered:       Roving hourly during patrol times


3. General Response Area (most northern and southern emergency response area)

From (southern landmark/street name):            Box Head

To (northern landmark/street name etc):          Ferry Road, Ettalong Beach


4. SLSNSW Minimum Patrol Season
Commencement:           3/10/09           Completion:            25/04/10
5. Club Amendments to Minimum Patrol Season (extension only)
Commencement (prior to 3/10/09):          /      /       Completion (post 25/04/10):       /          /


6. Patrol Times
(Any reduction in minimum hours must be endorsed by State Director of Lifesaving)

Club Minimum Patrol Times:


               Date                             Start Time                              Finish Time
       3/10/09 to 13/12/09                       9.00 am                                 5.00 pm
       19/12/09 to 31/01/10                      9.00 am                                 6.00 pm
       6/02/10 to 25/04/10                       9.00 am                                 5.00 pm




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                                                      PATROLS
This season there are 12 Patrolling Teams and from time to time there are necessary changes made
to the Patrol Teams list during the season.

Updated copies of the Patrol Teams list are always posted on the wall of the First Aid Room and will
also this season be available on the clubs website, www.oceanbeachslsc.com

(Please note these patrol teams may be subject to change at the time of printing)


                  Patrol Team               Patrol Captain                          Vice Captain
                  1                         Sharon Bryant                           Jess Moyes
                  2                         Richard Grimmond                        Bryce Sainty
                  3                         Jason Tucker                            Allison Tucker
                  4                         Bernie O‟Keefe                          James Morrow
                  5                         Matt Jolly                              David Unger
                  6                         Alan Moffitt                            Matt Thompson
                  7                         David Ross                              Irene Godkin
                  8                         Ron Verstegen                           Albert Falzon
                  9                         Peter Lambeth                           Scott Brilley
                  10                        Ashleigh Swain                          Lauren Swain
                  11                        Katie Dixon                             Shelley Smith
                  12                        Beau Daniel                             Glen Cole


Below are the minimum qualifications required for a patrol team in NSW.

Minimum

         3 x Volunteer Patrol Members with a Bronze Medallion
         1 being Current ARC
         1 being Current IRB Driver



All patrolling members are required to attend patrols at least 15 minutes prior to their start time and
adhere to any directions given to him/her by his/her patrol captain.

Log Books are to be filled out correctly. The Patrol Log Book is only to be filled out by the Patrol
Captain or Manager Rescue Services; however, patrolling members must still sign their name. If there
are any queries on how to correctly fill out a log book, please contact the Director of Lifesaving.




     CONTACT AND REPORT ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS, INCIDENTS, CONCERNS OR
          BREAKAGES IMMEDIATELY TO THE DIRECTOR OF LIFESAVING




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Facilities and Equipment

Lifesaving equipment is not to be taken and used for any other use than patrols, unless approved by
the Director of Lifesaving.

Cleanliness of the Lifesaving room, First Aid room, Toilet and shower facilities, ATV and Tower are
the responsibility of the rostered patrol.

Lifesaving equipment is vital to our patrolling duties. Please take care of the equipment and record
any damages in the Patrol Log Book, as well as to the Director of Lifesaving, Manager of Rescue
Services, or Gear steward.

Rostered Patrols

      1. All patrolling members must complete their rostered patrols.
      2. Applications for exemption from your rostered patrol should be made in writing to the Director
         of Lifesaving prior to any absence.
      3. If a member is rostered for patrol and cannot attend the patrol they must arrange a substitute,
         and inform their patrol captain.
         Note: It is your responsibility to arrange a substitute. Your substitute must be holding the
         same qualifications as you so that your patrol “duty” is covered. If you have any problems
         arranging a substitute, please contact your patrol captain for assistance. If your patrol captain
         is unable to help you arrange a substitute, contact the Manager Rescue Services or the
         Director of Lifesaving.
      4. The Life Saving Committee shall be: Director of Lifesaving, Director of Education & Training
         Manager of Rescue Services, First Aid Manager, Communications Officer, Lifesaving Gear
         Steward, Mobile Services Officer, Patrol Judges, Patrol Captains, Vice Captain, Manager
         Lifesaving Junior Activities and Rookie Coordinator.

Patrolling Awards

         100% Patrol Attendance Award
           Minimum 75% of rostered patrol hours plus 25% substitutes, make-ups, voluntaries, water
           safety (must have obtained a substitute for any rostered patrol that they could not attend and
           then make up the hours)

         Top 5 Patrolling Hours Award
          Recognises the 5 highest accumulated hours patrolled by members (must have obtained a
          substitute for any rostered patrol that they could not attend and then make up the hours)

         Patrol Person of the Year
          Director Lifesaving‟s responsibility in making this award based on the criteria (must have
          obtained a substitute for any rostered patrol that they could not attend and then make up the
          hours)

         Non rostered patrol person of the year
          Director Lifesaving‟s responsibility in making this award.

         Lifesaving Award
          At the discretion of the Director of Lifesaving, he may annually award a special Lifesaving
          Award to any member or members he feels has rendered special service to the club over the
          past twelve months.
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Patrol Judging Competition

Every year Ocean Beach SLSC conducts a patrol judging competition. The Patrol Judges this
season will be David Thompson, Douglas Lees and Eric Daniel. Thank you to these Patrol Judges
for giving up their time.

The Patrol Judges will conduct markings randomly during the patrolling season. Presentation of this
award is made at the Club‟s Presentation Night. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings..

Please note that the criteria for a member to receive a prize in this competition is a minimum 75% of
your hours on your rostered patrol and 25% on other patrols.

Patrol markings will also be conducted by the Branch‟s Patrol Judges, also randomly throughout the
season. All club members are asked to strive towards efficient and pro active patrolling as the
Lifesaving Committee‟s aim this season is the SLSCC Patrol Competition, to do this we will be relying
on all patrolling members.




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                      EDUCATION & TRAINING
New Members in Training

Membership fee, training manual booklet and award fees (Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate)
are to be paid before training starts.

New members who are not financial or who have not gained the appropriate award are NOT
permitted to take part in any surf sports training sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: The Club does not pay for the Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate and
Senior First Aid.

Education and Training

Members are encouraged to consider up skilling their awards and lifesaving experience, by training
for new awards. There are plenty of exciting awards for you the member and we would ask that you
seriously consider the options available to you.

Surf Lifesaving offers a total of 35 awards for members (aged 7 upwards) to pursue in their education
career path. Awards range from the age appropriate awards for 7-12 year olds, Surf Rescue
Certificate, Bronze Medallion, various Resuscitation & First Aid awards, through to the more
specialized areas of Inflatable Rescue Boats, Jet Skis, Off Shore Rescue boats and Helicopters.

If you are not confident in the water skills that are required to gain your SRC and Bronze, we
encourage you to look at becoming an award holder. There are eight (8) awards that do not require
you to touch the water and you would still be qualified to become a patrolling member. Is this the
option which you‟ve been waiting for?

Members should see their Cert II as a basic award and try to gain further qualifications that help them
in the club. As members gain experience and knowledge, they should consider becoming training
officers, assessors, and becoming involved in the Club or even higher levels of the Association. If you
are already qualified with a Cert IV in Workplace Training & Assessment and would like to join the
education team, please let us know. Any assistance that you might be able to give would be greatly
appreciated.

At some time you will instruct, train or coach someone, whether it is in surf lifesaving or in some other
aspect of your professional or personal life. Whether you are an existing member of Surf Life Saving,
a potential member or a person from the community, your skill in instruction will influence the interest
and effectiveness of the candidate‟s ability to learn and develop skills.

With such a wide range of lifesaving awards and programs available within Surf Lifesaving, it is
essential that we have personnel highly skilled in training and instructing. All training is supervised by
qualified and experienced Training Officers from within the club who are under the direct supervision
of the Director of Education & Training. Ocean Beach‟s education team is very committed to
producing a high level of surf lifesaver and welcomes you to be a part of it.

All enquiries for awards and training can be directed to:

Richard Grimmond
Director of Education and Training

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Proficiencies

To be proven competent and operationally fit for lifesaving duties in the relevant award, proficiency
tests are necessary to:

       Ensure ongoing competency of lifesaving personnel in their area of training and activities
       Maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of lifesaving personnel
       Satisfy legal and statutory requirements
       Reinforce and maintain our service and commitment to the community

All active lifesavers are required to complete a proficiency test to prove competency in the lifesaving
award/s they hold in which they wish to remain current. A member‟s proficiency is valid from 1st
January to 31st December each year, unless otherwise stated.

When a proficiency check is successfully completed (or a member gains a relevant award after 30 th
June, in a particular year) the proficiency or qualification is current until 31st December, in the
following season:

       All Trainers, Assessors and Facilitators must be endorsed (proficient) by 1st September each
        year.
       When an award is or has a CPR component, the award (by legislation) is valid for only 12
        months from the original date of assessment.

If you have not completed your proficiency by 31st December, 2009 you will not be permitted to patrol
or compete at carnivals, including the 2009/10 Branch, State or Australian Championships without
written consent off SLSNSW.


Ocean Beach SLSC Proficiencies

You are encouraged to take the opportunity to read through your manual before attending the
proficiency.

Proficiency requalification will take place on the second rotation of the patrol roster.

However if you are not rostered on a patrol other dates will be provided shortly.
These dates will be posted on the website and on the board outside Ocean Beach Surf Club.

Alternatively please contact the Director of Lifesaving to discuss upcoming dates.

Once again, thank you for your commitment to lifesaving at Ocean Beach and we hope you enjoy
your time on the beach and during patrols.




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                                  COMPETITION
Competition is available to all members, in age groups up to 60+. Competition ranges from friendly
intra and inter club events to state, national and international competition in areas such as: Iron man,
iron woman, ski and board paddling, swimming, surf boat rowing, beach sprints and flags, rescue and
resuscitation, surf board riding, first aid, patrol, champion lifesaver and inflatable rescue boats.

The information below is designed to assist both the competitor and the Club‟s administration to
ensure that there is a clear understanding under which Ocean Beach SLSC will endorse a member to
compete in the various events throughout the season.

The areas covered below are:-

1.     Competitor‟s obligations
2.     Carnival entries – Senior Members
3.     Club training
4.     Touring uniforms and clothing
5.     Craft and transportation of craft
6.     Accommodation
7.     Competition calendar (available on web site or contact Director Surf Sports)

Competitor’s obligations

1.     All members must be fully paid financial members of Ocean Beach SLSC Inc as per the
       constitution
2.     New members doing award training are not permitted to use any club craft, or be instructed in
       using club equipment (manikins – oxy viva etc) until a membership form is completed and
       handed to a member of the Executive, together with the relevant joining fee
3.     All members must complete the re-qualification for their award or complete the Bronze
       Medallion or SRC as required
4.     All competitors must fulfill his/her rostered patrol duties as per the Club‟s constitution
5.     No rostered patrolling member is allowed to compete in any event if this event prevents
       him/her attending his/her rostered patrol without arranging a substitution prior to the day of the
       patrol. It is the competitor‟s responsibility to arrange a substitution and notify the Patrol
       Captain.
6.     It is against the State privacy laws to display a full list of members‟ phone numbers, without
       the member‟s consent. This information is available from your section head, Director of
       Lifesaving, Director of Surf Sports or any Executive member.




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Carnival Entries – Senior Members

All senior competitors can nominate to pay an annual competition fee of $110.00 per member or by
paying for each carnival as entered. No member will be able to compete unless they have paid their
competition fees.

Annual Fees must be paid for in full by the 30th November 2009 or individual carnival entry fees will
apply. Entry fees can be paid to the Director of Finance or the Director of Surf Sports.

This fee includes:

        All local Branch run carnivals
        Peters Boat Series
        All local Branch run Lifesaving competitions
        Branch, State Championship & Australian Championship.
        Manly & Freshwater Carnivals only.

This fee does not include:
      Any privately run carnival e.g.: Battle of the Boats etc
        No carnival that is over the standard Branch fee.
        No Premier Series
        No Board or Craft Series
        No carnival outside the Branch unless stated above.

All outstanding competition fees from previous seasons must be paid in full before competing in any
carnival. Entries to ALL carnivals are the responsibility of individual competitors or their area
Manager/Coach/Captain and will only be accepted on the official nomination form.

Nomination forms are to be completed and returned to the club office or the Director of Surf Sports
prior to the closing date with applicable entry fees. If no area Manager is appointed then contact the
Director of Surf Sports. Nomination forms and competition calendar are available on the website or
by contacting the Director of Surf Sports.

No member will be entered into any carnival without a completed entry form and fees paid.

Club Training - Seniors

    Board/Ski Manager                      Matt Smith
    Swim Manager                           Grant Hayes
    R&R Manager                            Drew Hayes & Grant Hayes
    Lifesaving Manager                     Katie Dixon
    Beach Manager                          Jason Tucker
    Boat Manager                           Dave Miller
    U/15 Manager                           Donna Hannell

Please contact these Managers in respect of coaches training days and times.
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Touring Uniforms and Clothing

1.      Only the official Ocean Beach Surf Club logo is to be used on any clothing (unless permission
        to alter the logo has been obtained from the committee)

2.      Any obligation or commitment offered to any potential sponsor or third party must be approved
        by the committee prior to such an agreement being confirmed with the sponsor.

3.      Any equipment/clothing or advertising resulting from such a sponsorship must have the Ocean
        Beach emblem displayed

4.      Where possible all members shall wear the Ocean Beach SLSC touring team uniform or
        issued apparel to all carnivals and functions

Craft

The club has a limited number of craft that is available for rental during the season. Please contact
the Director of Surfs Sports for a craft rental agreement.

Craft subsidies are also available for members who wish to purchase their own craft with the
assistance of the club. Please contact the Director of Surfs Sports for more information and subsidy
application forms.

Private craft

No insurance is provided by the club for private craft either during transit or competition, or whilst
stored at the clubhouse. It is the responsibility of all members with private craft to insure against
damage or theft.

Transporting craft

No member shall be reimbursed for carrying boards, skis or reels on his/her own vehicle.

A member who tows a surf boat or the club gear trailer to the Australian Surf Life Saving
Championships shall be entitled to reimbursement for fuel costs at a rate to be decided between the
member and the Club prior to leaving for the event.


                      SUNDAY MORNING EVENTS @ 10 am
Events to be contested each Sunday (time and weather permitting):

       Swim (handicap)
       Board
       Run (sprint or distance)
Other events to be considered are dependant on numbers/available equipment.




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   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: Saturday 6th March 2010 @ 12.00 pm
Club Championships will be held on Saturday to allow all members to participate.

All events will be conducted as per the Competition Manual and in age groups as defined on the
number of competitors on the day of competition.

Back up date for championships is Saturday 10th April 2010 @ 12pm.




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                   COMPETITION CALENDAR
A full copy of this calendar with events and activities conducted by Ocean Beach SLSC can be found
on the club‟s web site http://www.oceanbeachslsc.com

The calendar will continue to be updated.
For any information regarding calendar dates please contact the Director of Surf Sports.

                                 Calendar below is of Important Carnival Dates Only
                              (Please consult website for full list of competition events)




                             SEPTEMBER 2009

19 Sep       NSW Endurance Champs                                                     Cronulla SLSC
25-26 Sep    Hunter Branch Level 1 Coaching Course                                    Hunter Branch Office
26 Sep       Ocean Ski Race - Skoda Challenge                                         Long Reef

                               OCTOBER 2009

3 Oct        Dolphin Ocean Classic : Info / Entry                                     Northcliffe
3 Oct        Oceanseries Round 2                                                      Avalon
3-4 Oct      Weekend of Surf                                                          Forster
10-11 Oct    World Masters Games - Surf Life Saving                                   Manly
17 Oct       Coolanagatta Gold                                                        Gold Coast
18 Oct       Peters Boat Series – Round 1                                             Terrigal
19 -20 Oct   Level 1 Officials Course                                                 Central Coast
20/27 Oct    Level 1 Officials Course                                                 Hunter Branch
24 Oct       NSW Pool Rescue Championships                                            Woy Woy PLC
24 Oct       Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Series                                      Bilgola
24 Oct       Oceanseries Round 3                                                      North Bondi
25 Oct       Hunter Branch Carnival                                                   Catherine Hill Bay
25 Oct       Hunter Junior Series Round 1                                             Venue TBA
27 Oct       Level 1 Officials Accreditation Course                                   Hunter Branch Office
31 Oct       Sydney Water Series Round 1                                              Venue TBA
31 Oct       Open/Masters                                                             MacMasters
31 Oct       Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Series Round 2                              Newport
31 Oct       Ocean Ski Race - Skoda Challenge                                         Long Reef
31 Oct       Sydney Surf Boat Series Round 1                                          Elouera




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                               NOVEMBER 2009

1 Nov       Peters Boat Series – Round 2                       Stockton
1 Nov       Junior Carnival                                    Copacabana
1 Nov       Bennett Junior Board Classic                       Dee Why
3 Nov       Level 1 Officials Accreditation Course             Hunter Branch Office
7 Nov       Nutty Masters                                      Wamberal
7 Nov       Open “Super Series” Round 1                        Dixon Park
7 Nov       Sydney Surf Boat Series Round 2                    Elouera
14 Nov      Xbox Round 1                                       Redhead
14 Nov      Sydney Northern Beaches Boat Premiership Round 3   Long Reef
14 Nov      Sydney Water Series Round 3                        Venue TBA
14 Nov      Oceanseries Round 4                                Narrabeen
14 Nov      Kracka Ironman                                     Swansea Belmont
15 Nov      Junior Carnival                                    Terrigal
15 Nov      JAC Carnival                                       Manly
15 Nov      Peters Boat Series – Round 3                       Umina
16-17 Nov   Level 1 Officials Course                           Central Coast
21 Nov      Sydney Surf Boat Series Round 3                    Elouera
21 Nov      Cronulla Junior IMB Carnival                       Cronulla
21 Nov      Freshwater Master                                  Freshwater
21-22 Nov   Open “Super Series” Round 2 & Final                Shelly Beach
22 Nov      Bennett Junior Ironman                             Freshwater
28 Nov      Masters Carnival                                   Killcare
28 Nov      Sydney Water Series Round 3                        Venue TBA
28 Nov      Oceanseries Round 5                                Manly
28-29 Nov   Coffs Craft Carnival                               Coffs Harbour
29 Nov      U9 – Open Beach Only                               Wamberal
29 Nov      Hunter Junior Series Round 2                       Venue TBA
29 Nov      Hugo Smyth Memorial Carnival (11-17 year old)      Coffs Harbour




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                             DECEMBER 2009

4 Dec       Masters Twilight Carnival                    Queenscliff
5 Dec       Open/Masters Club of Origin                  Avoca
5 Dec       Newcastle Permanent Round 1-am               Avoca
5 Dec       South Maroubra - Junior Carnival U8 to U15   South Maroubra
5 Dec       3 Point Challenge                            North Curl Curl
5 Dec       The Steyne Open Carnival                     North Steyne
6 Dec       JAC Carnival                                 Queenscliff
6 Dec       Peters Boat Series – Round 4                 Caves Beach
12 Dec      North Narrabeen Boast Bash                   Narrabeen
12-13 Dec   NSW Interbranch Championships                Cape Hawke
14-15 Dec   Level 1 Officials Course                     Central Coast Branch
18 Dec      First Aid Competition Round 1                Dee Why
19 Dec      Xbox & Newcastle Permanent Round 2           North Avoca
19 Dec      The 20 Beaches Oceanseries Final             Palm Beach/Manly
19 Dec      Sydney Water Series Round 4                  Venue TBA
19 Dec      North Cronulla Open Carnival                 North Cronulla
20 Dec      Peters Boat Series – Round 5                 Shelly Beach
26 Dec      Open - Twilight Carnival                     Terrigal




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                            JANUARY 2010

2 Jan    Open Boat                                      Ocean Beach
2 Jan    Ocean Ski Race - Skoda Challenge               Long Reef
3 Jan    Young Guns Boat Series                         Ocean Beach
3 Jan    Newport Ocean Swim                             Newport
8 Jan    First Aid Competition Round 2                  Queenscliff
9 Jan    Stella Cappa Event                             Swansea Belmont
9 Jan    Queenscliff Open Carnival                      Queenscliff
10 Jan   Peters Boat Series – Round 6                   Fingal
10 Jan   Gardner Junior Iron Person                     Wamberal
10 Jan   East Coast Masters                             Collaroy
16 Jan   Xbox & Newcastle Permanent Round 3             Terrigal
17 Jan   Junior Carnival                                Toowoon Bay
17 Jan   Hunter Junior Series Round 3                   Caves Beach
17 Jan   JAC Carnival                                   Queenscliff
17 Jan   Young Guns Boat Carnival                       Collaroy
17 Jan   Ocean Swim                                     Avalon
23 Jan   Westpac Manly Open Carnival                    Manly
24 Jan   Manly Carnival Surfing, First Aid and Patrol   Manly
24 Jan   Boats - Best of Best                           Freshwater
26 Jan   Open Freshwater                                Freshwater
29 Jan   Rookie Challenge                               Toowoon Bay
30 Jan   Branch First Aid                               Ocean Beach
30 Jan   Branch Board Riding                            MacMasters
31 Jan   Branch Champion Life Saver                     Ocean Beach
31 Jan   Peters Boat Series – Round 7                   Swansea Belmont




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                              FEBRUARY 2010

6 Feb       Branch Championships – Patrol                  Ocean Beach
6-7 Feb     ASRL Boats                                     Wollongong
6 Feb       Coogee Open Carnival                           Coogee
7 Feb       Branch Juniors                                 Shelly Beach
7 Feb       Ocean Swim                                     Manly
13 Feb      Branch Masters                                 Shelly Beach
14 Feb      Branch Opens                                   Shelly Beach
19-21 Feb   NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships         Swansea Belmont
20-21 Feb   Battle of the Boats                            Pacific Palms
            NSW Allphones Masters Surf Life Saving
25 Feb                                                     Swansea Belmont
            Championships
26-28 Feb   NSW Allphones Surf Life Saving Championships   Swansea Belmont
27-28 Feb   NSW IRB Premiership Round 1                    Swansea Belmont

                                  MARCH 2010

6 Mar       Club Championships                             Ocean Beach
7 Mar       Peters Boat Series – Round 8                   Ocean Beach
16-21 Mar   Australian Surf Life Saving Championships      Kurrawa
27-28 Mar   NSW IRB Premiership Round 2                    Venue TBA

                                  APRIL 2010

10 Apr      Back up – Club Championships                   Ocean Beach




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                           SELECTION POLICY
Purpose

To outline requirements for Competition Selection 2009/10

Policy

The regulation and control of all matters in connection with the selection, management and control of
all teams representing Ocean Beach shall be under the sole jurisdiction of Ocean Beach SLSC.


Objective

1.1      The objective of the Selection Policy is to ensure the best possible surf life saving team(s) are
         selected to represent Ocean Beach in competition(s) as a recognition of their abilities and
         qualities in Surf Life Saving Activities.

1.2      All members who are available for selection will be considered by the selectors for selection in
         accordance with this Policy.

1.3      All competitors at carnivals will undergo selection process and will be bound by the Club's
         Code of Conduct.

Interpretation

2.1      No particular selection criteria shall be weighted more or less significantly by reason only of
         the order in which that criteria appears in this Policy.

Eligibility

3.1      All members wishing to be considered for selection must:

a)       Must be a financial member of Ocean Beach SLSC Inc.
b)       Must have completed the proficiency qualifications as per the competition rules laid out by
         SLS NSW.

Selection

4.1      Selectors

4.1.1    Shall be appointed by Ocean Beach SLSC Director of Surf Sports in accordance with rules
         and regulations of the Club constitution.

4.1.2    Selectors to be the Director of Surf Sports, Deputy President, Sectional Manager (applicable
         to event for selection).

4.1.3    Sectional Managers will consult with discipline coaches prior to selections being made.




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4.2 Selection Criteria

All carnival competition team selections will be made taking into consideration,

a)      The requirements and competencies needed for each event.
b)      The abilities and speed of available and qualified individuals.
c)      Team members will be selected for events in accordance with the competition program of the
        relevant carnival.
d)      Demonstrated attitude and commitment to Ocean Beach SLSC
e)      Any other factor considered relevant in the circumstances.

4.3 Selection Procedure

4.3.1 The Selectors shall have total discretion in competitor selection and may have regard to any
      one or more of the Selection Criteria in any selection process.

4.3.2 A majority decision of the Selectors is required. The decision of the Selectors shall be final.
      Reasons shall not be given for any selection or other decision of the Selectors unless
      requested by non-selected member(s). The Selectors may meet with non-selected athletes to
      explain their decision. This shall not prevent, limit or restrict the Selectors changing the
      selection of any team or individual at any time in their sole discretion, having regard to all the
      circumstances.

4.4 Notification of Selection

4.4.1   Selections will be posted the Sunday evening of selections at the club function.

4.4.2   The Chairperson of Selectors shall be available to correspond or meet with any member if
        required.

Appeal

5.1     In the event of a team selection dispute, appeals to the Selection Committee will be
        considered.

5.2     Such appeals must be submitted to the Director of Surf Sports in writing within 24 hours of the
        notification/posting of selections.

5.3     All appeals are to contain the grounds for the appeal.




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                   U/6 to U/14 JUNIOR ACTIVITIES
As the Director of the Junior Activities for the upcoming surf season, I welcome our new and old
members to Ocean Beach.

There is a full season ahead and I know that training has begun for some of our competitors – gone
are the days of winter & summer sports!

Following you will find all the information needed to assist you and your children in all aspects of
Nippers at Ocean Beach. I encourage you all too thoroughly read the following pages. Attached also
is calendar of events. Please refer to our website www.oceanbeachslsc.com for regular updates of
information.

Each Sunday, Nippers will commence at 9am. Each training day the children will be trained and
coached in surf life saving disciplines of surf survival, award instruction and competition in areas of
beach and water in their age groups. All children competing in carnivals will be offered further
training in their respective disciplines at the conclusion of Nippers each Sunday. We hope this will
encourage more children to participate in the competition side of Nippers.

Remember, our Age Managers are volunteers and any help you can give them on a Sunday is always
greatly appreciated. The more you as a parent put in, the greater enjoyment and benefit to your child.

I look forward to meeting you all on the beach and hope you will provide me with regular feedback
about our activities throughout the season. Enjoy, have fun and encourage you kids – our future
lifesavers!


Jeff O‟Loughlin
Director of Junior Activities

(Note: The selection committee will be selected once age manager positions are filled, this information will be published on our website
shortly).




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  PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING ACTIVITIES
New South Wales Surf Life Saving requires that all children from under 8 through to under 14 must
undertake the junior participation proficiency before they participate in any activity and the junior
competition qualification be completed for those wanting to compete. Below are the requirements for
each age group.

PLEASE REMEMBER

THE CLUB DOES NOT TEACH YOUR CHILD HOW TO SWIM BUT HOW TO SURVIVE, HANDLE
AND ENJOY THE SURF.

WE ALSO REMIND PARENTS AND GUARDIANS THAT WE ARE NOT A BABY SITTING SERVICE.
AT LEAST ONE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST REMAIN WITH THE CHILDREN.

WE ADVISE PARENTS THAT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IS NECESSARY IF THEIR CHILDREN ARE
TO GAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM JUNIOR SURF LIFE SAVING.

Sunday Training Activities

This year‟s activities will run from 9am – 10am (approximately). During this time surf lifesaving
activities and education will be taught by the children‟s Age Managers, coaches, mentors etc. The
aim is to each surf education whilst in their appropriate age groups and a non-competitive
environment – training our future patrolling members!

After 10am, those children competing at carnivals will be able to participate in further training relevant
to their disciplines.

Under 8’s – Under 14’s

Activity training days are held on Sunday morning at 9am on our beach. Children are to report to the
attendance desks to have their name marked off the attendance register.

Note: If you are late arriving you must get your name marked off otherwise you will not be counted as
attending that day. Names must be marked off to cover children for insurance purposes.

Each child will be required to wear a club nipper hat. These caps are to be worn to each training day
on the beach as you would at carnivals. You must have a hat to participate on any training day.

No hat. No participation. Caps will not be available to be borrowed for club championship day.

Caps can be purchased from the club on Registration Days.

As per previous years there will be no training at our beach on carnival days. We will be encouraging
all members to attend carnivals for the enjoyment and of competing with your club mates.

Each age group on a training day will participate in the following activities;




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Surf Swim
Depending on water conditions on the day, the children are coached in surf skills, and
aim at completing a swim at these distances.

                      Under 8                50m wade
                      Under 9 to 10          80m-surf swim
                      Under 11 to 14         150m-surf swim

Board
Coaching in skills required for paddling a 'nipper' board in surf, negotiating waves, catching waves and
rounding buoys.

Beach
Sprint - the skills of running on sand are taught, as are the starting and finishing techniques. Relay running
is also included.

Beach Flags - techniques used for starting quickly and diving for the flags are taught.

Awards
Each year, all children must complete the age appropriate Surf Education Program. Each child will be taken
through a booklet, which outlines what skills need to be achieved.

Under 6’s and Under 7’s

Activities are held on the same days as the older age groups. Children are to report to the age group
managers who will be on the beach to the right of the patrol tower.

All parents of children in the under 6 and under 7 age groups are reminded that the Surf Life Saving
Movement promotes sun safety. All children are encouraged to wear a rash vest. Please ensure your child
has a hat and sunscreen on at all times.

Under 6‟s and Under 7‟s do not compete at carnivals. There will be no training at our beach when there is a
carnival.

                 WE ALSO REMIND PARENTS AND GUARDIANS THAT YOU
                       NEED TO REMAIN WITH THE CHILDREN.




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                                  COMPETITION
Point Score Day

Point Score Days are as per the calendar. This day is for competition for children in Under 8's to
Under 14's. Children will compete in the following events.

Under 8 -             Sprint, Flags and Wade
Under 9 – 10          Sprint, Flags, Surf and Board
Under 11 – 14         Sprint, Flags, Surf, Board and Iron person

To be eligible to compete for points in events, a competitor must be:

1.     A financial member

2.     Have a minimum of 70% attendance of JAC Activities for the season (includes doing water
       safety for younger age groups)

3.     Have participated in the Surf Education Program



Carnivals

All Carnivals are as per the calendar. These are for children in Under 8's to Under 14's. Children
must wear their club cap and costume to be able to compete. For information on times, events etc
please see your Age Manager for details.

Medals

Any medals won by children at Carnivals over the weekend will be handed out on the Sunday
evening at approximately 6:00pm. This will be in the upstairs part of the clubhouse. Please be aware
of dress regulations.

Competition Boards

All children in the under 9 and under 10 age groups who want to compete at carnivals on boards can
rent a board from the club for a nominal fee. This fee must be paid before receiving a board. Children
who have rented a board have the sole use of that board for the period of the rental agreement and
are responsible for that board.

Please see a committee member for a rental application and applicable fees.

Those in the under 11 through to the under 14 age groups must have their own board for competition.

Discipline Coaching

There will be coaching for Board, Swim, Beach Flags, Beach Sprints, March Past and R&R for those
children wishing to enter at carnivals. The times and venues will be posted on the website
www.oceanbeachslsc.com as well as in the newsletters.



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                     GENERAL INFORMATION
Water Safety

We as a club have a duty of care to provide water safety personnel to protect our children during all
in-water and beach activities.

For in-water activities it is essential that water personnel are qualified and currently proficient as per
SRC regulations.

Parents wishing to help with water safety can obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate and be qualified to
assist. This also applies at carnivals where we are required to supply water safety personnel. Water
safety uniforms are supplied.

70% Attendance

Is required to be eligible for Point Score Trophies, Achievement Awards, Long Service Awards, or any
other awards presented at the JAC Presentation Day – not including Surf Education Awards.

Service Awards (Under 14 only)


7 - 9 Years Long Service Award        – when 70% attendance has been achieved for 5-7
                                         consecutive years.
4 - 6 Years Service Award             - when 70% attendance has been achieved for 4-6
                                        consecutive years.
1 - 3 Years Service Award             – when 70% attendance has been achieved for 1-3
                                         consecutive years.

The following MUST be achieved to obtain an award.

   1. 70% attendance at Training Days - includes water safety for younger age groups
   2. Obtaining Surf Rescue Certificate
   3. Meeting all Rookie requirements including patrols


Rookie Life Savers

Introduction to the patrolling environment with senior Club members for the Under 13‟s & Under 14‟s
age groups. Rookies are also invited to attend a Rookie Challenge that will be held at Toowoon Bay
SLSC against Rookies from all other Central Coast Clubs. The club will be holding selections for the
Rookie team to compete

Fundraising

This season the juniors will be assisting in providing meals on a Sunday evening in conjunction with
the senior members as well as attending to raffles. A roster has been created and each age group
has been allocated one date to perform these activities. Please support these much-needed
fundraising events, as they are to benefit your children overall. Group Coordinators will be asking for
your help on these days.

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We will be doing other fundraising for the club throughout the season; any help provided will be
greatly appreciated. The dates for these will be circulated through the newsletter as the year
progresses.

Annual Door Knock Appeal

This is a Fundraising event held in conjunction with the senior section of the Club. Under 11's to
Under 14's age groups are requested to support this much-needed fundraising venture. It is held on
the Peninsula with children being under adult supervision at all times. Parental involvement would be
greatly appreciated. Children and parents are asked to report to the clubhouse before and after the
event.

There will be no training on this day except for the under 6‟s to under 10 age groups.

Specific Selections

Youth Camp

Members of the Under 13 and Under 14 age group who have met the above criteria are eligible to
nominate.

Four children will be selected, one male, one female from each age group. If nominations are
insufficient from one age group members from the other age groups will be selected to attend.

One reserve member from each age group will be selected in case of illness or other circumstance.

Junior Life Saver of the Year

Selection of a male and a female from the under 14 age group to represent our Club at Branch level
in the Junior Life Saver of the Year competition.

Selection Committee for the Junior Life Saver of the Year will be three members elected by the
Director of Junior Activities who have no connection with nominees.

Branch Signals Competition

One member from the Under 14 age group to compete in the Signals Competition at the Junior
Branch Carnival.

Rookie Challenge Team

A team of six members and one reserve are to be selected to compete in the Central Coast Branch
Rookie Challenge.

Members of the Under 13 and Under 14 age group who have met the above criteria are eligible to
nominate. A selection trial will be conducted by the Rookie Coordinator for selections to take place.




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         NIPPER CALENDAR
           OCTOBER 2009

11 Oct     Training Day                   Ocean Beach
18 Oct     Training Day                   Ocean Beach
25 Oct     Pointscore Round 1             Ocean Beach



           NOVEMBER 2009

1 Nov      CARNIVAL - JUNIOR              Copacabana
8 Nov      Pointscore Round 2             Ocean Beach
14 Nov     Kracka Ironman                 Swansea Belmont
15 Nov     CARNIVAL - JUNIOR              Terrigal
22 Nov     Training Day                   Ocean Beach
           Bennett Ironman                Freshwater
29 Nov     U9 - Open Beach Only           Wamberal



           DECEMBER 2009

5 Dec      Newcastle Permanent Round 1    Avoca Beach
           Under 13/14 Development Camp   Myuna Bay
6 Dec      Training Day                   Ocean Beach
           Under 13/14 Development Camp   Myuna Bay
13 Dec     Training Day                   Ocean Beach
           NSW Interbranch Titles         Cape Hawke
19 Dec     Newcastle Permanent Round 2    North Avoca
           Junior Lifesaver of the Year
           Interviews                     Branch Office
20 Dec     Fun Day - Xmas Party           Ocean Beach
27 Dec     No Nippers




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                                                 JANUARY 2010

 3 Jan                                           No Nippers
 10 Jan                                          Gardner Ironman / No Nippers   Wamberal
 16 Jan                                          Newcastle Permanent Round 3    Terrigal
 17 Jan                                          CARNIVAL - JUNIOR              Toowoon Bay
 24 Jan                                          Pointscore Round 3             Ocean Beach
 29 Jan                                          Rookie Challenge               Toowoon Bay
 30 Jan                                          Branch - Board Riding          MacMasters
 31 Jan                                          Training Day                   Ocean Beach



                                                 FEBRUARY 2010

 7 Feb                                           Branch - Juniors               Shelly Beach
 14 Feb                                          Training Day                   Ocean Beach
 19 Feb                                          State - Juniors                Swansea Belmont

 20 Feb                                          State - Juniors                Swansea Belmont

 21 Feb                                          State - Juniors                Swansea Belmont
(Please note dates at the time of print may change)




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