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The Bondi Surfer No. 75
11 October 2018
Photo: Tim Reid
Intro & Welcome
The 2018/19 Season is underway now with patrols on every weekend. The roster and schedule of patrols require considerable time pre-Season to manage. Special thanks to James Rogers, Belinda Hartmann and the Lifesaving section for their hard work putting it all together.
One of the most important documents released by SLSA in the Off Season is the Safeguarding Children pack. We place utmost importance on member protection within our Club and especially the protection of our younger members. Please see the below link for resources, the handbook and also training.
I encourage all members involved with Nippers, Education, Lifesaving and Competition to take the time to go complete the training.
As a service for our members, we will be having 2 Skin Cancer Specialist Doctors at the Club on 10 November (further dates TBA depending on demand). The service will be bulk billed to ensure members are looked after and will be only available for current financial members at first. If there is demand and free spots, we will then open it up to family members of financial members. We would encourage all members to have regular skin checks, please click Skin Checks to go to the try booking site to book in.
This weekend, we will have a Life members’ meeting prior to bottles. Come down after 5 to meet some of our Life members and hear some great stories.
Lastly, get your patrol, bronze group, friends and work colleagues together for the club’s major fundraiser – Bondi Legends Lunch. Tickets and information are below.
See you on the beach!
Events & Reminders
Find more information on the club Facebook page.
Reminder: Gym Rules
Lately we have received complaints about the free weights. Heavy weights have been left on the Smith Machine and around the floor, sometimes blocking the door to the gym.
As in any working gym, it is mandatory to tidy up after yourself. If you use weights, please put them back where they belong. Do not leave the machines with weight on them, as it damages the machine.
One extra bit of work at the end of your program will help us maintain the gym in good working condition and allow other members to use the machines and weights. You can look at this as a ‘sneaky workout’.
Saturday, 13 October
Sunday, 14 October
Saturday, 20 October
Sunday, 21 October
Below are links to the patrol rosters and a swap document where you can swap patrols with other members if you are unable to make a particular patrol:
7th Annual BSBLC Legends Lunch
Emcee: Fox Sports’ Tony Squires
Guest speaker: Brad Fittler, NSW State of Origin rugby league coach
Individual and full table tickets available:
Money raised on the day will finance the club’s voluntary lifesaving activities. A percentage will be donated to the RUOK ? Foundation.
Marketing & Sponsorship
Highlighting 2 generous local businesses that support our Club!
10% discount to Bondi Surf Club members (when up to date member badge shown).
When asked why TLuxe wants to support Bondi Surf Club, Bec said:
Birkenstock Bondi Beach
182 ‘The Pacific’ Campbell Parade
10% discount on non-sale items to Bondi Surf Club members (when up to date member badge shown)
Gabi told us Birkenstock supports our Club because:
There are lots of other businesses out there offering our Clubbies some great discounts. Not sure which ones? Look out for the new Bondi sticker these local businesses have in their shop window.
Important note: to access these discounts you must have an up to date Member Badge with the current (2018/19) season date. If you don’t already have one, follow the link and find out how to get your 2018-19 year tag.
Beginning of season SALE *one day only*
Saturday 13th Oct 2018
This Saturday, we are having an Open Day from 1.00 to 5.00 pm to make sure you have all stocked up on swimmers, uniforms, Merchandise, etc.
We will be having discounts on this day only – hoping this helps you get what you need for the Season.
Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise
Week 3 – 14 October
Daylight Saving Sunday brought heavy rain that only saw the bravest or most foolhardy venture out into a miserable morning that had not improved much by race time.
After the Proficiency Test had already been cancelled and consulting with Charlie Cotton the Patrol Captain, it was reluctantly agreed that the conditions were downright dangerous.
Accordingly, the races were cancelled and a goodly group went in for a dip anyway.
Hopefully the sea and sun will do us proud this coming weekend. But whatever happens be down there and enjoy the moment.
127 years of Bondi Amateur Swimming Club
The Bondi Amateur Swimming Club started its 127th season on 7 October and has races from 25m to 400m from 9.00am each Saturday morning.
This includes form strokes and is spread over a two week cycle. Attending will certainly sharpen your times and improve your surf race abilities. This week will finish with a 400m dash. There are free learn to swim classes for members from November and some stroke correction to members as well. If you have any queries, the Office can direct you to a Swim Club rep.
Memorial Events: Save the Dates
Sign up for Bondi’s Coaching Clinic with Clint Robinson
Our coaching clinic with Clint Robinson, OAM on 27 and 28 October is your opportunity to learn from an Olympic champion and a legend of Surf Lifesaving.
Bondi shines at Coolangatta Gold
The Season may have just started, but Bondi’s team has been training hard all winter. Hard work and dedication paid off for our Coolangatta Gold competitors over the weekend.
The conditions were challenging for both the short course and long course races, but Bondi was all smiles as each competitor crossed the finish line. Congratulations to long course finishers: Pep Font, Juliann Desjardins, Louise Santos, Calvin Brodie, Greg Byrnes; and to short course finishers: Sep Khanbeigi, Gary Emmerton, James Rogers, Justin Biggs, Isabella Dobozy, and Max Gonzalez; and teams Bondi Coolies, Bondi Bullets, Bondi Internationals, and Bondi Dewth.
The logistics of Coolangatta Gold requires a team effort. A big thank you goes to: Gary Emmerton, Pep Font, and Robert Chapman for getting our team race ready, Angus Chard and the Hackers family for managing the transition areas, Rob Harvey for driving the trailer home, and all our family and friends for cheering everyone to the finish.
R&R Information meeting, 20 October
We are looking to grow our R&R section. Anyone who is interested in competing is invited to a pre-season briefing on Saturday, 20 October at 10:00 am. Location TBD.
Surf Sports Proficiency and Social
We will be holding our proficiency for Bronze and SRC on Sunday 4 November, followed by a BBQ.
Summer training starts Monday, 15 October
Welcome Rip Riders!
Please give a warm welcome to 13 of our newest recruits, our second Bronze group to kick off this Season – the Rip Riders.
Currently in their 3rd week of training on Wednesday and Sundays. they will be getting active with more morning sessions as the Club training kicks off – if you see us in the pink and green, come along and say ‘Hi!’
Saturday 27 October has the first big 3 proficiency. Come down and get it done first!
New proficiency sheets have been posted around the club & on facebook. There are changes coming to the IRB proficiencies so stay tuned for those updates.
Our first First Aid Course is complete and we have more First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Training and Spinal Management Courses coming up,
To register for all higher awards courses simply follow this link: and click on “book in here now”
Youth Mental First Aid Course – not to be missed
Waverley Council is partnering with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Education, Primary Health Network, community leaders, Family and Community Services (FACS), Police, and local councils to offer the community training to respond to young people’s mental health issues.
10-11 November, 9.30am –5.00pm (2 day course)
Eligibility – Participants to:
Your next courses and trials are:
20 October – First Aid (NB: your certificates expire every 3 yrs)
If you have questions regarding Higher Awards, speak to Damon on 0414 571 448 or email higherwards
Become a Trainer
If you are interested in becoming a Trainer at the Club, contact: education
Nippers will kick off the Season on Sunday, 14 October at 8.45am
You can get all your Nippers Merchandise at our sale on Saturday, 13 October from 1.00-5.00pm
For up to date information download TEAM APP, join BONDI NIPPERS as a ‘parent and nipper’ as well as any Age Groups your child is in.
Please also check out the Nippers Season calendar.
ARTICLES FOR THE SURFER
If you have an interesting article concerning a member, past or present, please direct them to digital
Photo submissions: photos
Phone: +61 2 9300 9279
Office Bearers 2017-2018
Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
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