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Otago / Southland Update

27th August 2015
Summer is not too far away now and the 2015/16 Surf Season has already begun! We successfully completed the first major event on the Otago/Southland Calendar, the Southern Region Pool Champs on the 11th/12th July 2015. With the new season, we bring to you a new look for the CSO Updates.
 
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In this edition:
  • Otago / Southland Local Activity Calendar
  • Lifeguard Development Courses
  • BP Leaders for Life
  • Summer Staff Positions
    • Regional Guard
    • Beach Education
  • Club Gear for Sale
  • Southern Region Pool Champs
  • Officials Level 1 Course
  • Introduction to Sport Coaching
  • National Surf Sport Events
Otago / Southland Local Activity Calendar
The local committees have 90% completed the regions Events Calendar for the 2015/16 season where most clubs are nine weeks away from beginning patrols. The majority of clubs have begun your lifeguard training and will kick in to IRB training again once the weather starts to improve.
 
The current up to date Otago Local Activity Calendar is now available online. This calendar has all local, regional and national sporting events as well as a range of upcoming lifeguard courses. Detailed information for each event can be found on the SLSNZ Website Calendar.
Lifeguard Development Courses
A range of Lifeguard Qualification courses such as Patrol Captains, First Aid, VHF Radio and Surf Lifeguard Instructors will be taking place over September and October, so please contact your Club's Lifeguard Coordinator for more information if you wish to up-skill your qualifications.

For more information on when these courses will be taking place, keep an eye on the Otago Activity Calendar 2015/2016.
BP Leaders for Life
Congratulations to Alex Sutherland (Brighton), Frederick Michael (Oreti) and Owen West (Oreti), who successfully completed the 2015 BP Leaders for life course in Wellington on the Monday 10th August.

I hope the knowledge you gathered over the months you attended this course can be utilized in to your clubs this season. If you wish to see photos of the work they completed you can visit the SLSNZ Facebook Page.
Summer Staff Positions
Regional Lifeguard Service
The Regional Lifeguard Service (RLS) applications are now open online and close 5:00pm Friday September 18th 2015. Being a Regional Lifeguard requires you to work at the main beaches over the summer holiday period from Monday to Friday. Last year in the region we had a busy season with 12 rescues, 31 first aids, 6 searches and a total of 1632 preventative actions only by the Regional Guards in the Otago / Southland area.
If you feel this is the job for you, applications and information can be found on the SLSNZ Summer Staff Positions Page.

Beach Education
Beach Education is a programme held over the summer period where various schools from around the region visit our beaches and get educated on how to stay safe whilst visiting the beach. Beach Ed instructors will deliver our programme at 3 venues around the Otago region to several hundred children throughout the summer. Otago Beach Ed Applications can be found here.
Gear For Sale
Warrington SLSC Quad Bike
Warrington is replacing their Quad bike this season for a vehicle more suitable for Warrington Beach. Therefore their quad bike is now for sale.
Price: $5,000
2012 Suzuki King Quad 400 4x4 Motorbike
Low mileage, galvanized and has been well looked after while been with the Warrington Surf Club.
Photos of the bike can be seen above.
The quad bike is available for immediate purchase by a Surf Lifesaving club or club member. Please contact Pru Casey on 027 682 2788 or pru.casey@gmail.com if you require further information or to view the bike. 
St Kilda Gear for Sale
St Kilda SLSC is also selling their 4wd quad bike as well as an IRB hull and motor. Please see the details of these below.
All items are ready for collection and can be viewed by contacting:
Peter Gibbons on 027 221 3586 or gibbo118@xtra.co.nz

2011 IRB hull with 2007 motor in very good condition.
Price: $8500 without the trailer.

Suzuki 500 cc 4wd bike
Manual gear box
No Registration, no WOF
Price: $1000 as is where is.
Southern Region Pool Champs 2015
The Southern Region Pool Champs were held at Moana Pool last month, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July, kicking off the first major event to the 2015/2016 calendar. Over 200 athletes competed over the weekend with St Clair SLSC winning the competition for another year. You can find the full results at Southern Region Pool Champs 2015 and footage of the event from Caleb & Tom can be found at 2015 Pool Champs Footage.
Surf Officials Level 1 Course
The Surf Officials Level 1 course is scheduled to take place this Sunday 30th August 2015 at 9:00am down at Brighton SLSC. If you are interested in up-skilling your knowledge of how events are completed or wish to help
out officiating these sporting events, please register through Sam Clutterbuck by Friday 28th August 2015.

It is highly recommended for members new to the Event Guarding scene. More information can be found at Otago Surf Officials Level 1 Course.
Introduction to Sport Coaching Course
The Introduction to Sport Coaching course will be held 9:00am, Sunday 20th September 2015 at the St Clair SLSC. The course aims to provide knowledge and skills needed to coach at entry level within your clubs. This is a good chance for any senior athletes looking to begin coaching sessions within their clubs or throughout the region during the season.

The course covers a range of activities with special emphasis on Junior Surf. This course can be attended by any club member, new junior surf coaches or existing coaches with no formal training.
For further information on this course please visit Otago Introduction to Sport Coaching Course.
National Sporting Events
National Surf Sport Events
For dates and locations of all major national surf sport events for the 2015-16 season, head to the SLSNZ Surf Sports Events page.
 
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