Welcome to Hampton Life Saving Club

Nippers Program Enrolment Open!

Hampton Life Saving Club is a family-friendly club with a large and vibrant Nippers program.  Every year we welcome new membership enquiries from local families.

Enrolment for Nippers is open to new members from Wednesday 5 October for the 2016/17 season.  Places are limited in some age groups and so to make an enquiry, buy diazepam sri lanka please email nippers@hlsc.org.au with your child(ren)s birthdates.

Enrolments will be on a first-come first-served basis.  Following your email, you will be advised if your child(ren) has been successful in securing a place in our program, together with next steps for joining the club and starting the season.

 

PAST PRESIDENT PAUL JAMES AWARDED ONE OF LIFESAVING’S HIGHEST HONOURS AND INVITED TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Paul James certificate

This week Paul James was advised that he was the recipient of a special edition of a Certificate of Merit, to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Life Saving Society. This award was granted by RLSS President, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary, 125 individuals across the entire Commonwealth have been honoured with the award, 27 of whom are Australians. The award recognises distinguished service to the RLSS.

The recipients of this special award are individuals whose voluntary contribution and achievements have significantly impacted on the Society and its work, and have represented the Society in an exemplary way. Contributions in particular, are in the fields of sport, youth and drowning prevention.

In October 2016, Paul will be travelling to Canberra to Government House for a reception to be hosted by His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove. A small conference will be held in the morning, followed by the RLSSA AGM. The function, held in the early evening will be followed by a dinner buy cipla diazepam party at Government House (might be a bit more sophisticated than Sundowners Paul and probably no thongs!).

Following this, in November 2016, Paul has been invited to an evening Reception at Buckingham Palace, London. This event is to mark the 125th Anniversary of the Society. Separate to this Reception he will attend a presentation at which HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO will award him with his 125th Anniversary Certificate of Merit.

As you will all know, Paul is a very giving and under-stated person, who is humble and always the first one to praise others. He has asked that the following be passed on to the Hampton Life Saving Club Membership:

“A large part of my contribution to RLSS has, no doubt, been through my involvement in Hampton LSC and I wanted to thank and acknowledge all of those involved at Hampton for the support and camaraderie over my 40 years of involvement.”
Paul James

Congratulations Paul. Hampton Life Saving Club is honoured and very fortunate to have you as a member and a leader in so many different areas of Club life.

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HLSC partners with Toby Haenen

Hampton Life Saving Club Partners with Toby Haenen Swim Centre

HLSC has partnered with Toby Haenen swim centre – as our learn to swim partner for 2016 / 2017.

Toby Haenen kids sittingdown

Toby Haenen, an ex-Olympic swimmer, has established 2 Bayside (Sandringham and Chelsea) swim centres providing personalised and professional swimming programs.

The programs are specifically tailored to your child’s needs and abilities and the programs have a strong emphasis on your child’s total development and wellbeing, creating a positive environment for learning and growing.

 

Now is a great opportunity to enhance your child’s confidence in the water – prior to our summer nippers season later this year.

If you are interested in the programs, contact Emily Jones on (03) 9532 2668 or at sandringham@thsc.com.au

 

Opportunity: Become a Swimming Instructor with Toby Haenen Swim School

Looking for a new challenge and love working with kids? Toby Haenen Swim Centre is looking for some enthusiastic people to join their team.

They are looking for 17yr and above people to learn to be part of their programmes, and will provide all the training and learning required. Your Bronze or SRC training is perfect to set you up for a career in swim instruction.

Toby Haenen swimming

You will get to:

  • Guide & Nurture Babies from 6mths.
  • Teach young children skills for life
  • Develop children’s swimming techniques
  • Learn to coach swimming squads
  • Enjoy a happy & rewarding job

 

All enquires: Toby Haenen Swim Centre, 247 Bay Rd, Sandringham or contact Emily Jones on (03) 9532 2668 or at sandringham@thsc.com.au

AGM Sun. 17 July & Nominations for Director-Members Services

Dear All

On behalf of the HLSC Board, we are very much looking forward to seeing you all at the AGM on Sunday 17 July 3 – 5pm.  We have nominations for all vacating positions which is great!

As two members have nominated for Director Member Services, in line with our constitution, we will be following a voting process. Please find information for the nominations for Helen Partridge and Don Smith below.

As previously communicated, Carol Lawrence and Jeff Walton have been nominated and meet the criteria for Life Membership and this will also be part of the proceedings for the AGM. If you have any questions regarding the processes for the AGM please contact me at secretary@hlsc.org.au

Kind regards, Siân

 

Helen Partridge – Nomination for Director, Member Services – Hampton Life Saving Club

Helen Partridge

We’ve been a ‘surf family’ since our arrival in Australia in 2011, and our girls have benefitted from the nippers program since.  A move to Melbourne in November 2015 prompted us to search out a new surf club and after extensive research, we chose HLSC because of its ethos and family-friendly approach.  I immediately jumped into the Social Manager role, organising the Christmas party, a very successful Casino Night and others.  I have also led on two grant applications, the first of which has seen HLSC awarded  funding towards volunteer training costs for the upcoming season.  Whilst not a ‘sporty’ person, many of you would have seen me in the kiosk, behind the BBQ or in the bar!

You are vitally important to HLSC and my vision for the future of Member Services is one where a) you can engage on a social level with the club and form enduring relationships with other members, b) communications are coordinated, meaningful and targeted to ensure you know what’s happening, and c) you feel the club provides exceptional services and value for money for you and your family.

And I have begun actioning my vision already.  In April this year I presented a major leap forward to the HLSC Board – larger changing rooms and the installation of a full permanent bar and commercial kitchen were central to this.  With Board approval I, along with the member services portfolio, have been progressing these renovation plans with our club architect, kitchen/bar design companies and Bayside Council.  The aim is to open the season in November with a significantly improved facility and social events to match.

Lastly, I am not new to club committee work having been Vice-President of a swim club in SA.  I’m excited and passionate about the next phase for HLSC and would buy diazepam online with mastercard welcome your vote to allow me to represent you as Director: Member Services.

 

 

Don Smith – Nomination for Member Services Director – Hampton Life Saving Club

Don Smith AWARD

Hi Everyone and thank you for this opportunity to pitch for this important role in our great lifesaving club!

I am a Company Director and own and run a Hampton based, fresh produce service business called Amalocal, which has been serving customers in Bayside for 5 years. I have been a member of HLSC for 4 years and have 3 nippers in my family, all are competitors and Grace was march past and u14 club champion last season. In terms of my current community service,  I currently hold 2 board positions at Hampton Junior Soccer Club and the Bayside Local food association. I plan to resign the soccer role in October if I am elected to this role.

I have a Bronze lifesaving qualification, with IRB crew qualification and was the club’s Water safety coordinator in 2015/2016. I currently work in both Mark Garbelotto’s social team and Gary Doyle’s juniors team where I have assisted with juniors, social and bar events and run the water safety for our juniors each weekend. I have served on committees and had an active involvement in the club in all areas – patrol, water safety, competition, social and juniors for over 3 years and have loved it!

I believe the role of a club director has three key focus areas. Firstly it is to engage, understand and listen to our members and understand what our club needs now and in the immediate season to come. We then prioritise, communicate, enable, resource, coordinate, inspire and organise our members to get these things done in time, bearing in mind we are all are busy volunteers. For example, there are some immediate and urgent priorities we need to take care of in terms of our building’s maintenance and repair and I plan to action these with priority before the season starts.

Secondly the role of director (together with the members and the board) is to have a vision for our future, and a member led plan for a better lifesaving club for future generations. An example here would be looking at a better use of our kitchen and kiosk with better spaces for members to enjoy patrolling, nippers, meals and functions.

Thirdly and as important, I am happy to roll up my sleeves and get stuck in when needed.

I would very much appreciate your vote this Sunday.

Thank you!

IMPORTANT – Annual General Meeting and Member Survey

Hampton LSC logo-highres

Dear All,

On behalf of the President and the Board, we look forward to inviting you to the Hampton Lifesaving Club Annual General Meeting on Sunday 17th July commencing at 3pm.

We welcome your interest and nominations in the forthcoming Board positions: President, Secretary, Director-Lifesaving, Director-Junior Activities, Director-Member Services. We also welcome your nominations for Life Membership. Details are linked in highlighted words.

We are a Member-based club and as such the input of the membership is extremely important. To this end and as part of the Strategic buy actavis diazepam uk Planning process, please can we ask you to take a few minutes to access and complete the SURVEY. We will be presenting a first cut of the results of at the Annual General Meeting. It will also be our plan to present the new HLSC website for your feedback and comments.

Lastly, as a reminder, as we approach the end of the tax year, we much appreciate any tax-deductible donations to the club. For further details, please contact Andrew, finance@hlsc.org.au.

Yours in lifesaving.

Siân Slade
Club Secretary

LSV Female Leadership Network Regional Think Tank

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Come and join in on this wonderful opportunity to bring the Female Leadership Network to regional areas, explore and build sustainable local networks and provide regional members an opportunity for personal and professional buying diazepam in thailand development.

It is a fabulous, dynamic, supportive and innovative group.

Please see flier for all the information…

FLN Regional Think Tank – Surf Coast

Winter Bronze Medallion Course starting in August 2016

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Parent-Friendly Bronze Medallion Course in August, 2016

Following the huge success of the “Parent-Friendly/ Self-Paced” Bronze Medallion Course last year, we are offering it again this year. If you are interested in Patrolling, a Nipper Parent who could help with Water Safety or keen to improve your fitness and even join the Hampton Masters’ Team, then this is a fun and useful qualification to have.

Thanks to our Director of Lifesaving Andy Lawrence, we are offering members the opportunity to participate in a modified Bronze Medallion course that doesn’t require the same intensive, month-long commitment of other courses.

The program will commence at a date to be confirmed in August. There buy cheap diazepam online will be approximately four 1.5 – 2 hour sessions each week, on a week night, commencing at 7pm. These sessions will cover the BM theory, and participants will be able to manage some of their own learning at home. If two parents from the one family would like to attend, it is possible to alternate during the theory components.

The physical and practical components will be conducted in November, with a few half day sessions on a few weekends, rather than across entire days.

Please indicate your interest in doing your Bronze Medallion by replying to lifesaving@hlsc.org.au

Sport 15 May 2016

Winter Life Saving Pool Training & Competition – Juniors, Seniors & Masters

ALL SWIMMING ABILITIES WELCOME AT TRAINING OR COMPETITION. YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMPETE, YOU CAN JUST COME TO TRAINING.

PARENTS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO JOIN IN!!!

In 2015, Hampton re-ignited its winter training and pool comp campaign, with the largest team ever. The training, as well as the competitions, includes real life saving techniques taught in a fun and low pressure environment. This is a great opportunity to improve confidence in the water whilst having fun.

This introductory training session will be to provide demonstrations of the pool based lifesaving events, to give everyone a chance to try some of the events and to gauge interest for training and competition.

It will be conducted at the Toby Haenen Swim Centre at 247 Bay Road in Sandringham.

Please RSVP in TeamApp or to Sam: masters@hlsc.org.au

All information…please read WinterPoolCompInfo2016-1.

 

Parent-Friendly Bronze Medallion Course in August, 2016

Following the huge success of the “Parent-Friendly/ Self-Paced” Bronze Medallion Course last year, we are offering it again this year. If you are interested in Patrolling, a Nipper Parent who could help with Water Safety or keen to improve your fitness and even join the Hampton Masters’ Team, then this is a fun and useful qualification to have.

Thanks to our Director of Lifesaving Andy Lawrence, we are offering members the opportunity to participate in a modified Bronze Medallion course that doesn’t require the same intensive, month-long commitment of other courses.

The program will commence at a date to be confirmed in August. There will be approximately four 1.5 – 2 hour sessions each week, on a week night, commencing at 7pm. These sessions will cover the BM theory, and participants will be able to manage some of their own learning at home. If two parents from the one family would like to attend, it is possible to alternate during the theory components.

The physical and practical components will be conducted in November, with a few half day sessions on a few weekends, rather than across entire days.

Please indicate your interest in doing your Bronze Medallion by replying to lifesaving@hlsc.org.au

Remember, if you want to compete in the Hampton Masters Team, you will need to have your BM.

Finally, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Sam Dwyer: masters@hlsc.org.au

No question is stupid and if you have fears about not being capable in a particular area, please ask first. The BM is much easier than people think, it is enormously rewarding, you learn fantastic life skills and your kids will be really proud!!

Water safety team

 

ANZAC Day Breakfast & Paddle a huge success!

The idea for the ANZAC Day Breakfast started as an off-the-cuff suggestion from Phil Mawkes one week purchase diazepam uk prior. Good idea Phil, because the 10 we expected, ballooned at short notice to 70! We were also delighted to be joined by life members Sam Tripani, Julie Dacy, Andy Lawrence, Chris Eastman and Yvette Costello.

The Dawn Service at Hampton RSL was touching, very professionally run by the Hampton RSL with impressive background music by the orchestra from St. Leonard’s College.

We then meandered down to the Club where about 30 members and nippers took to the water on boards and skis. We couldn’t have asked for a better morning – warm sun, no wind and the water like a pond. Our Masters were also very excited as they got to try out the two new Fenn Skis – wobbly but fast! Thanks to Pete and Yvette Costello for ensuring everyone had a craft to play on and for the tips to those trying a ski for the first time. Thank you to Chris Eastman also, who got up at an even more ungodly hour to ensure the Club’s Australian flag was at half mast.

Breakfast was then served – egg and bacon rolls, crispy corn fritters, orange juice and proper coffee! Many thanks to Mark Garbelotto, Chris Sando, Helen and Carl Partridge, Kirsty Hayden, Sam Dwyer and Andrew Hill for manning BBQs, ovens and equipment, as well as doing the shopping and preparatory cooking.

Phil Mawkes helped us reflect on ANZAC Day with a lovely speech during breakfast. Thanks Phil for sharing your grandfather’s experience with us, as well as making us all look out the window to appreciate how much we have to be grateful to the ANZACs for.

The total profit for the day was $250 and this will be donated to Hampton RSL next week. Thank you to all those who attended and helped make this possible. Given the success of the breakfast, we are intending to make the ANZAC Breakfast an annual event.

ANZAC Day event at HLSC

 

Congratulations to our Senior Competitors at the 2016 Australian Lifesaving Championships

A big congratulations to our Under 15 Girls who came 9th in Australia in the Beach Relay at the Australian Youth Lifesaving Championships in Queensland. Olivia May, Jamie Mawkes, Emily Dare and Lucy Hagan were highly competitive, only just missing out on the top 8. Congratulations also to Olivia May and Jamie Mawkes who came in the top 20 in Flags – Olivia breaking her finger on the way out. Another amazing accomplishment by our Under 14 Champ Michael Garbelotto. Michael came 8th in the Surf Swim, proving once and for all that Hampton kids can not only swim, but cut it up with the best in the country. Well done to all of you.

Aussie U15 girls with HLSC flag

Michael Garbelotto at Aussies Aussies flags girls diving

 

Michael Pratt

Director-Sport

Sport – 23 Mar 2016

Winter Lifesaving Training in the Pool

Pool comp team

As Nippers season comes to an end, parents and nippers should consider keeping swim fit over winter by joining in our Lifesaving Pool Training. Kids learn skills such as line throw, tube tow, obstacle swimming and manikin carry. There is also the opportunity to compete at a couple of pool lifesaving carnivals over the winter, in a friendly, supportive and
fun environment. Please contact masters@hlsc.org.au (for all ages U8
through to Masters, capable U6 and U7 swimmers can also join in training).

Pool compPool comp Hampton

 

Hampton Seniors Tear Up The Beach at Lorne State Championships!!

Seniors Team

Six Under 15 HLSC girls travelled to Fairhaven last weekend to contest their first State Lifesaving Championships as Seniors.

In very tough competition, all girls performed exceptionally well, making finals and in some instances, earning a coveted medal. The results were as follows:

Senior girls

Beach Sprint
Silver Olivia May; Bronze Jamie Mawkes; 4th Emily Dare; 5th Lucy Hagan

2km Beach Run
Emily Dare 5th

Surf Swim
Erin Reed made the final (which has been her season’s order diazepam europe goal), being Top 20 in a classy field of very strong swimmers.

Beach Relay
Gold: Olivia May, Jamie Mawkes, Emily Dare and Lucy Hagan

Flags
Although we’re sure the girls would liked to have been a bit closer to the medals, they nevertheless still showed a strong showing in what becomes quite “passionate” competition.

5th Chloe Wells; 6th Olivia May; 7th Emily Dare; 8th Jamie Mawkes; 9th Lucy Hagan

Senior girls team

Hampton has to start somewhere in terms of starting a Seniors Team and we are grateful that the six of them have stayed on to represent us, despite being small in number. Fortunately, the girls will be joined next year by many of our current Under 14s, which is great as it will give all more opportunities for team events.

Well done girls (and parents). We are very proud to have you as part of the larger Hampton Team and it’s great our Juniors have such fantastic role models to look up to.

GO HAMPTON!!!

Michael Pratt

Director-Sport

Juniors – Presentation Day Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who made it down to the club for our Annual Junior Presentation Day on Saturday.  We can’t always work around the weather so your patience was greatly appreciated.

We would like to congratulate all our Nippers and Starfish for their efforts over the season – you are all champions!

On Saturday we awarded medals to the top three points scorers over the season (which was down to attendance and club champs results), as well as special recognition awards from our age group managers for most improved nipper and best team player.

Here is a round up of the results –

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Here are some of the highlights from the day –

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A Reminder that we no longer distribute paper based Surf Education Certificates or Photos, in case you were looking for them. Certificates are available via your SLS Portal account and we will also email them to you via Surfguard.  Photos are available for download here (but we will also email them out to each group) –

Enjoy the winter – we will see you on the beach in November.

HLSC Junior Activities Team….

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