Patrols

SEASON 2018/2019

Welcome to the 2018/2019 season at Fairhaven SLSC!

As always patrols are the reason our club exists and are at the core of everything we do from junior development to competition. I encourage everyone to get down to as many patrols as you possibly can and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Patrols are the part of our diverse club that ties everyone together and are a great way to meet other club members. I hope that most of you will go over and above the minimum hours and be a regular patrolling member of your rostered patrol.

Over the last few years the FALCON Program has ensured we provide a safe aquatic environment for our community whilst increasing the flexibility our members have in making their contributions across the season. This season, the structure of this program, and patrolling more broadly, has been changed to create an even stronger patrolling environment at Fairhaven, and to encourage further development of our active membership. If you would like more information on these changes, please look to the ‘Patrol Structure and FALCON – Factsheet’ listed on this page.

Finally, I would like to remind all our patrolling members that patrol team changes will be accommodated providing our minimum requirements are still being met. If you are interested in changing, please send me an email!

Season 2018/19 Patrol Expectations

Active Member FALCon Member
Mandatory Rostered
Patrol Attendance
>16 hours All Rostered
Total Hours >16 All Rostered
Can’t make it Notify patrol captain, find a replacement if requested by captain Must swap with another FALCon member with the same awards

Note that rostered patrol attendance is the requirement. A rostered patrol will be taken as met if you or a replacement completes your rostered patrol. Every member must still individually complete 16 hours.

PATROL TIMES 2018/2019

Our volunteer patrols begin on Saturday the 1st of December and will continue on weekends and public holidays until after the Easter break on the 22nd of April.

Dates Saturday Patrol Sunday/PH Patrol
Patrol Period A: 1st of December – 24th of December 1:30 – 4:30 10:00 – 4:00
Patrol Period B: 26th of December – 28th of January 1:00 – 5:30 10:00 – 5:30
Patrol Period C: 2nd of February – 22nd of April 1:30 – 4:30 10:00 – 4:00

PATROL REMINDERS

You should aim to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to patrol time to set up and remain afterwards to assist with cleaning and pack up – late arrival or leaving early should be with the permission of the Patrol Captain – this also is for club members wishing to do hours outside of their normal patrol.

You must wear either your club bathers or plain red bathers under your full patrol uniform. FALCon members will have their own uniform. Everyone else can pick up a clean uniform from the patrol room on their rostered days.

Sunday and Public Holiday Patrols will have a bbq lunch provided.

AWARDS

Fairhaven is always in need of more patrolling members. If you are interested in gaining your Bronze Medallion or any Advanced Awards, please visit the Training & Assessment page for course dates and more information or contact our Chief Instructors with any enquiries.

See you on the beach!

Michael Henderson Maddy Green Alex Buckley
Club Captain Vice Club Captain Vice President Lifesaving Operations