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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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!!
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 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.
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.