Last weekend saw Anna and Hugh pass their Surf Lifeguard exam!
The Friday before saw them both go well under the required time for the 400m swim and pass the theory questions, which meant they had no trouble making to the next part of the test.
Saturday was pretty breezy but even running into the wind couldn’t stop them from passing the 200m run test.
Once they both showed their skills in First Aid and resus, it was onto the water. The sea though, was no match for the combined efforts of Anna and Hugh who showed their training had been well absorbed. Battling the cross shore drift, they had no trouble in saving their casualty (who was not appreciating the 6 degree water temp) and getting the required aid to them.
The beach scenarios always throw something interesting into the mix and that day was no different. Lost Indians, anaphylactic shock and cut feet at pretty much the same time. All were dealt with appropriately though which meant only one thing. THEY PASSED!
So a big well done to Anna and Hugh for being awesome and becoming Lifeguards! And not forgetting the guys who put together and ran the course – Paul and Chris, without them the course could not have been done!
Now let the fun begin!
Last weekend saw the start of the first Surf Lifeguard course of the year. With 2 participants – Anna and Hugh, we hope we will soon have two more lifeguards to help us keep the water (and land) a safer place.
The trainers/organisers for this course are Chris L and Paul S with the help also of Cally A, we’re in good hands this year!
Updates on the course will follow
We’re planning to run the next lifeguarding course starting 12th April with the exam proposed for 27th April.
Two weekends ago we saw 2 trainees , Adam and Dan pass thier Surf Lifeguard exam!
Massive congratulations to them both on their achievement, the world is a safer place now.
That brings the total number of Lifeguards qualified this year up to 9! Which must be record for this club
However with the chance of another course being run this year we could see that record tumble again!
Earlier this month after a well planned and executed course 7 Lifeguards passed their final exam!
Adam, Cally, Christina, George, Josh (me) Kylie, and Sophie all passed their timed swim, questions and defences/releases. A day later they passed the beach section of the exam in some challenging conditions, so passing was all the more deserved!
Also a lot of thanks needs to go to Rob and Paul for running the course so well and using up their own free time to do it.
Last but certainly not least thanks to Chris the examiner, without whom no exam could have taken place!
This sets us up really well for the patrol season which begins in July.
Massive congratulations to all involved on a successful course
Swim training is back on again thanks to the committee members securing a spot at the RGU pool. We will be there on Fridays from now on. We would aim to meet in the reception from 6:45 pm, in the pool for 7:00pm and then train for an hour or until you’ve passed out from exhaustion…
Dee Kayak Marathon 2011 R
Above are the entry details for the Dee Kayak Marathon 2011.
It’s happening on Sunday the 16th of October.
It would be great if we could get a club team to enter it!
We thought it’d be better to have a Facebook group rather than a page.
If you want to keep more up to date with the club then feel free to join
Here’s a link:
Last month saw three people (Claire, Robbie and Rae) pass their Beach Lifeguard qualification and two (Kaz and Carl) pass their Surf Lifesaver Award. A big well done to all of them! A great way to round off the patrol season.
Unfortunately our weekend patrols are over for this year but we will still be at the hut on Sundays from 12:30.
In the mean time, if there are any problems then call International Rescue and ask for Thunderbirds 1, 2 and 4
This is to let you know we now have a YouTube page where we will post videos of some of the stuff we get up to at the club or when we’re away on trips and at competitions.
You can subscribe to our channel if you are already registered on YouTube to keep yourself up to date on the latest goings on.
Below is the link to the page, enjoy!