Welcome to Season 2016-17

What a terrific season we had in 2015 - 2016, finishing up State Champions for a second consecutive year.

This season,  commenced with our IRB team's racing over winter and doing well and we will commence the competition series with a four part Board and Ski Series, incorporating the Beach Series. 

Surf Sports competition is an exciting part of being involved in any surf club, and one aspect that attracts and keeps many members involved in surf lifesaving. Not only is it adrenaline pumping fun, surf sports aims to prepare lifesavers for their role in saving lives, enhancing fitness and skills relevant to saving lives.   As a general rule, any member that wishes to participate in competition - must have gained and remained  proficient in their Bronze Medallion award.  The exception is First Aid competition where you can compete with a current First AId Certificate.

We have had a good season of winter training with Boards, Skis, Beach, Ironman, Boats and Swimming having good numbers attending. The training timetable is posted on web.

Area Captains for 2016-17

We have this season appointed a male and a female Area Captain.  These captains assist the Director of Surf Sports and Head Coach with with training opportunities, equipment and will be a great support for all areas.

Beach             Ryland Newberry and  Carla Fox
Boards           Benjamin  Zuill and Kate Curtis
Boats             Jim Hettner and Rhea Bergman
IRB                 Jess Rafanelli and Rhea Bergman
Life Saving    Max Richardson and Elena Davis
Masters        Josephine Varney
Pool Rescue  Max Richardson and Sarah Goodwin
Ski                  Chris Kither and Brittany Jessup
Swim             Matt Zuill and Jackie Staples

Communications

Every effort will be made to ensure that all members receive some form of communication regarding events, carnivals and other club information.  Information will be emailed, posted on FB in the members group and the training group,   discussed at training sessions and pinned to the notice board. Members can also monitor the SLSSA Website under Surf sports for information regarding competition.

We have 5 main mediums for communicating in the senior ranks

Website:              http://www.westbeachslsc.com.au/

Email:                   Used for personal messages, longer messages, club circulars

Facebook:           West Beach Members Group

                              West Beach Training Group

SMS                      Text messages / reminders

Club App              Sportsbag App - instructions on the Members  Only section of our website 

If you do not have FB please contact Christine Newberry so that alternative communication method can be organised.

New Members

New members are always welcome.  For information on how to join, please click here