We have been getting ready to get back to lifesaving and look forward to seeing you this summer.
Patrol Season officially starts in a bit over 2 weeks time! Wasn’t the AFL Grand Final only a couple of weeks ago?!
With COVID case numbers dropping dramatically, it is very much a moving target for us in trying to determine exactly what the season will look like and what programs we will be able to run.
We thank you for your patience and we are doing what we can to try to make the season as normal as possible.
We are committed to keeping all members of the club safe, and we thank you for your support and understanding in this.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding lifesaving in this COVID-19 year.
More detailed information on specific activities such as patrols, training, nippers and sport and will follow as we get closer to the season.
Renewal of memberships is going well though a little down on last year. If you are yet to renew your membership – please do!
If you require assistance with the renewal process – please email Nicole Clarke: [email protected]g.
Nicole or our Membership Registrar – Vicki Redwood will be able to assist your query.
Thanks in advance of your support – membership is the lifeblood of sustaining our club activities!
For more information: www.fairhavenslsc.org/membership
Tim Gates Classic Fun Run
Registrations opening very soon for our first ever Virtual Event!
Due to Covid-19, we expect ongoing mass gathering restrictions in Victoria into 2021, and so we are unable to safely plan for the running of our normal event.
Entry has been discounted, the very popular T shirts remain a part of the fun and our members still have the opportunity to support the Tim Gates Foundation financially, which directly benefits Fairhaven SLSC.
Training & Assessment
Due to capacity and other restrictions related to COVID, Training and Assessment will be a bit different to normal this season.
Skills Maintenance sessions for the 2020/21 patrolling season will be held on the following dates for:
- 12th December – Fairhaven SLSC
- 13th December – Fairhaven SLSC
- 19th December – Fairhaven SLSC
- 20th December – Fairhaven SLSC
- 27th December – Fairhaven SLSC
These sessions are not yet confirmed on member training from anywhere, however we will update you when they are live and times will be announced.
Practical skills maintenance must be completed ONLY for Bronze Medallion (BM), Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART). All other awards can be requalified online (see: mt.lsv.com.au).
Members are reminded that online theory must be completed prior to attending a practical session, and that practical skills maintenance can be done at any registered session state-wide.
All sessions can be found by selecting ‘Skills Maintenance’ and then ‘Book Practical’ (see: mt.lsv.com.au).
Practical Skills Maintenance will be run differently this season per LSV COVIDSafe guidelines, which can be found here: lsv.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Skills-Maintenance-Guide-2020-21.pdf.
If you have any questions, please send us an email at: [email protected].
Bronze Camp / SRC
As most members are aware, we are unable to run Bronze Camp this season. Whilst disappointing, we are still finalising how our Bronze Medallion and SRC programs will look for this season. We will communicate details of these programs to you as soon as they are finalised.
COVID Safe – Facilities and our Members
Please click on the link below to read and understand a few basic steps to help keep everyone safe when attending club facilities or programs.
The Club is doing its best to keep our members safe whilst at the club or beach and we need our members to do the same. We know that you will!
Stay well, enjoy some well earned freedom!
See you on the coast soon.
President – Fairhaven SLSC