Sorry for the delay with the Nipper photo password: (see yr email)
The photos are accessed through the Nippers pages on www.chslsc.com
If anyone took photos which you would like to share that last weekend, or yesterday, please contact Rowena email@example.com to put them on the website. (I use Dropbox or Picasa to transfer pics, but can use any method you prefer.)
What a great day yesterday was. It was busy with the Bronze course, Bronze Annual Proficiency Assessment and Nippers, so thank you to all helpers who work so well together to ensure it all ran smoothly.
We could not be happier with how well all Nippers, and particularly our new Nippers, are going. Their participation and enthusiasm levels are great. The Age Mangers, Coordinators and Water Safety people couldn't be happier with how the Junior Surf Life Savers - In Training (Nippers) are going.
See you Friday for Board Paddling in the river. Remember - everyone is welcome to join in.
There is a big day happening at the beach on Sunday.
BM Proficiency: An external assessor is arriving to conduct the annual proficiency assessment for all Bronze Medallion holders. This assessment needs to start right at 9am as the Bronze holders are needed to enable the Nippers to do their water-based activities.
Patrol #4: please arrive early to make sure the beach is set up and patrolled for 9am.
Other Bronze Holders: please arrive early to help Patrol #4 set up, and get the assessment underway as early as possible.
Nipper Parents (who are not Bronze Holders): please arrive closer to 9.30am to help set up for Nippers, hand out pink rashies etc so Nippers can get underway at 10am. The Bronze holders who usually help won't be available until the Proficiency is finished.
Trainee Bronze/SRC members (who are not Nipper parents): training for BM/SRC will start at 11am.
Remember: Sausage sizzle for lunch after Nippers so plan to stay around a little while after 12pm.
Nipper Board Paddling: is currently being run fortnightly - next session is Friday 1st Nov. Once more Nipper parents are qualified Bronze Holders we will be able to look at running board paddling every week. There is currently not enough qualified Bronze Holders to meet the water safety requirement each week.
Adult Board Paddling: everyone is welcome to come down to the river when the Nippers are paddling. It is a great opportunity to build your board skills and strength in the safety of the river. It's important to let Glen or Linda know (contact details on website) so arrangements can be made to bring enough adult boards. If you have room to pick up one or two in your own vehicle that will always help. We pick up the trailers at the Surf Club @3.30pm. Meet us there to collect your board.
See you on the beach :-)
Representatives are attending from the Mid-North Coast Branch to undertake our proficiency for this season. Please make every effort to attend Sunday 27th 8.45am for a 9am start.
Nippers is on as well, so please arrive on time.
See you there.
Nipper Evaluation will be at Laurieton Pool 3.30pm - 4.15pm regardless of weather. This is the final opportunity to be evaluated this season. Please make every effort to attend.
Nippers Board Paddling will be on regardless of the weather. If the weather deteriorates we will hold an inside session at the club house - signals, first aid etc. A confirmation SMS will be sent @2pm.
See you there.
There will be a nippers evaluation at Laurieton Pool this Friday 18 October from 3.30 to 4.15 pm. If your child is aged 7 or above they must complete this evaluation otherwise they will only be permitted to participate in limited water activities. If your child is aged 7 or over and did not complete their evaluation at Laurieton pool a couple of weeks ago they must attend and complete this Friday. This will be the last evaluation session run by our club for nippers this season.
Nippers who are going to do board paddling this Friday must have completed their evaluation. If you need to get them to the pool first please do so that they can complete their evaluation and they can join board paddling when they arrive at North Haven Baths. All children aged 7 and over will paddle their boards in deeper than waist deep water in the river which means that they will not be able do board paddling unless they have completed their evaluation.&nb sp; The safety of our nippers is of utmost importance and is not flexible or negotiable in any way.
Our 5 & 6 year old nippers can do board paddling as we conduct their activities in the enclosed area of the baths in less than waist deep water. Our new young nippers were great in surf the last week and we reckon they are going to be little super stars when we get them on the boards on Friday.
Dave Napper will be at the pool at 3.30 pm on Friday to complete the evaluations. Thanks Dave.
President - Camden Haven SLSC (Inc)
What a great start to Nippers last weekend. Our new nippers were particularly impressive. It's not a nippers week this week but we have got a huge week ahead.
* Friday Nipper's Board Paddling at North Haven Baths. Be there at 3.45 for a 4.00 pm start. This is a great way for our new nippers and U6's & U7's to learn how to paddle a board while our more experienced nippers can work on their board paddling skills and building up their endurance.
* Basic Beach Management course on Saturday at Port Macquarie. Contact Michelle on 0457 834 408.
* Saturday 9.00 is Ironkids at LUSC. We need a big contingent of our nippers (minimum age 7) to participate in this fantastic, fun, non-competitive event. Details and registration at www.ironmanportmacquarie.com WE URGENTLY NEED NIPPERS PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS FROM 8.00 AM. PLEASE CALL LINDA ON 0428 853 983
* Saturday night is our season kick off party from 6.00pm at the surf club. We have had an influx of new members to the club this season. Bring the kids and familiarise yourselves with our other club members. There is no better place to kick back of an evening than on our surf club balcony. See the flyer for more information.
* Sunday we are having a combined Nippers session with our mates from the Wauchope Bonny Hills club at Bonny Hills. Please be at Bonny Hills club house around 8.30 for a 9.00 am start. The extra nippers session early in the season will be invaluable for our kids - our new nippers in particular.
Got any ideas, feedback, comments, suggestions? If so please contact please let one of our committee members know.
Stay safe on the beach - cheers.
President - Camden Haven SLSC (Inc)
Good afternoon all,
Great to see our patrolling season off to such a great start. Nippers starts this Sunday at 10.00 am. All members including nippers must have registered and paid by this weekend. If you have not yet registered and paid please do so immediately by going to www.chslsc.com and following the registrations process on our home page.
Once your children are all registered and paid please ensure that you aim to be on the beach no later than 9.30 thisSunday 13 Oct. There will be a short induction tour for our new Nippers prior to events commencing at 10.00 am. Any child who has not registered and paid by Sunday will not be able to participate in Nippers. There will be limited (assume no) scope to register and pay on the day.
Nippers Parents & Senior Members
All Nippers Parents and Senior Members must complete and sign a member protection declaration prior to going onto the beach. If you have not already completed a form you must do so and have your identification sighted by a committee member when you next visit our surf club. The safety of all members especially our young members is of vital importance. A member protection declaration is attached for those of you still needing to complete one.
Can't wait for Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all on the beach.
President - Camden Haven SLSC (Inc)
Our monthly club meeting will be held at the Surf Club on Monday 7th October at 3.30pm.
There's been a lot happening, and a lot on it's way. Please come down to get up to date. This is for Nippers & Seniors.
Attention Nipper Parents
Nipper evaluation is being held at Laurieton pool on Friday 4 October 4.45pm.
ALL NIPPERS in U8 and above must be assessed as being proficient in the pool before they can take part in water based activities. An assessor is coming from Port Macquarie to conduct this assessment so please make every effort to attend.
The attached document outlines what each age group is required to do in the pool. Refer to the PRELIMINARY EVALUATION column.
Age groups for all Surf Life Saving members is calculated by the current age as at midnight on September 30th of each year. For example, a child that is 9 years of age as of September 30th 2013, will be categorised as an U10 Nipper.
Everyone must be a financial member to participate. Please register & pay online or bring your payment to the pool.
Suzie Bell writes this. If there's anything you'd like included please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.