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