Newsletter – September 22, 2019

Dear Members,

With the arrival of Spring and school holidays, preparations for the forthcoming season at Fairhaven are well underway.

Please see information below regarding Membership Renewals / Nipper registration / Bronze Camp / Skills Maintenance (Requal) plus a list of dates for your diary.


All members should have recently received a membership renewal email and instructions.
(Check your junk mail if you can’t find it!)

Please renew your membership as soon as possible to spread our administrative burden and avoid the Xmas rush.

Membership revenue is vital in assisting the club to provide the programs and services that it does.

We are grateful to each and every one of our members for their support.

If you need any assistance with the Membership renewal process please contact:
[email protected]
Nicole Clarke:
[email protected] / 0439 804 772

Nipper Registration Season 2019/20

Welcome to another Nipper Season at Fairhaven. Registrations open on Oct 1 so get your membership renewals sorted now, save your payment receipt details & get ready to sign the kids up. The process is certainly much easier for returning members than it used to be, & with your family set up properly & all linked on the portal, you should be able to renew & pay in under 5 minutes!

Please see Nipper dates below. It’s a very tight calendar this year because of when Christmas falls, so we have just had to adapt around that to squeeze in our 6 sessions.

Swimming Proficiency is also easier this season, as we have added an electronic form to the Fairhaven App. So goodbye paper forms, you can just load the electronic version on your phone, & have a pool life guard or swim instructor sign it with their finger & you are done.

If you haven’t already done so, please download the Fairhaven SLSC app for iPhone or Android. In the main menu, tap eForms, then tap Junior Preliminary Skills Evaluation.

Enter Name/DOB/ appropriate age group (from drop down menu)

Click Yes under the declaration and then add Name of Assessor and their position. They can sign in the blank box using their finger. Then hit “View Summary and Submit”

Registrations for Bronze and Silver at Fairhaven SLSC Lifesaving Camp

Our annual Lifesaving Camp will be held from 15-21 December.

Registration links for Bronze and Silver can be found below.

More information can be found at:

Email Alex Schwarcz with any queries: [email protected]

Skills Maintenance / Requal

All patrolling members need to requal prior to January 1 if they wish to patrol this season. We need you to requalify each and every year to help maintain the strength of our Active Membership base! Reminder: you can complete requal at any skills maintenance session around the state.

Fairhaven encourages the following opportunities to requal:

  1. Elwood LSC – 3rd November – time TBC
  2. Fairhaven SLSC – 17thNovember at 9:00am
  3. Fairhaven SLSC – 14th December at 9:00am
  4. Fairhaven SLSC – 28th December – time TBC

Important: Members must complete the online theory and register for the requal they wish to attend via the following link:

Applications are open for the 2019 – U18 Leadership Development Camp.

This Camp is a great opportunity for youth members, aged 16 or 17 years old, to develop and enhance their leadership and lifesaving skills, to support their progress through their lifesaving journey.

With an exciting revamped program for 2019, participants will have the chance to learn about their leadership styles and building effective teams through fun practical activities. They will also have the opportunity to develop lifesaving, mentoring and coaching skills to utilise back to their club, through on beach scenario-based training down at Fairhaven SLSC.

The Camp will take place from Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th November and is hosted on “home turf” at the Angahook Holiday Camp in Airey’s Inlet.

U18 Development Camp Objectives

  • Understanding the characteristics of effective teams, the stages of team development and meeting team member needs
  • Build knowledge of different personality styles and understanding how to best lead a team to suit the different styles
  • Develop participants communication, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Providing the opportunity to develop lifesaving skills through practical

Application Process

  • Applications must include a Club Endorsement – to arrange this please get in touch with Liam O’Callaghan at [email protected]
  • Interested candidates can apply with the following link – Application Form

Applications Close Sunday, 29 September 2019

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with Liam O’Callaghan at [email protected].

Fairhaven SLSC Dates – Season 2019/2020

Sun 24 Nov Senior State Team Trials Carnival – Fairhaven SLSC
Sat 30 Nov Patrols Commence
15-21 Dec Fairhaven SLSC Bronze/Silver Camp
Fri 27 Dec Lifeguards Commence
Fri 27 Dec Nippers Session 1 / Fairhaven SLSC River Swim – 3pm
Sat 28 Dec Nippers Session 2
Sun 29 Dec Nippers Session 3
Mon 30 Dec Nippers Session 4 (Nippers Disco and Open Mic in the evening)
Tues 31 Dec Nippers Session 5
Tues 31 Dec New Years Eve Club Function
Wed 1 Jan Fairhaven SLSC Door Knock
Thurs 2 Jan Lorne Shield
Fri 3 Jan Cosy Corner
Sat 4 Jan Nippers Session 6
Sun 5 Jan Nippers Club Champs (Presentation to follow)
Sun 5 Jan Tim Gates Classic Fun Run (afternoon start TBC)
Sat 11 Jan Pier to Pub – Lorne SLSC
Sat 8 Feb Masters State Championships – Lorne SLSC
7-9 Mar Nipper State Championships – Warrnambool SLSC
21-22 Mar Senior State Championships – Lorne SLSC
Sun 5 Apr Surf Boat Carnival – Fairhaven SLSC
18-26 Apr Aussies – North Burleigh/Broadbeach SLSC

Best wishes to all.
See you at the beach soon!

Best wishes,

Darren West
President – Fairhaven SLSC