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08 September 2020

Message from Club President
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Help us welcome and register new members to the club. 

It's going to be a big day for the club and we'd appreciate some help between 10am-2pm this Sunday 13 September - even for part of the day would be great. We need members to help with registration and answer questions about club activities including patrols, education and training, Youth and Woodside Nippers programs, essentially to let people know what it's like to be a member of SHSLSC!  

Please contact Jane at the office 08 9524 7092 or to let her know if you can help out. 

We would like to remind returning members and Woodside Nippers families that it's time to renew your membership. The recommended way to do this is via the SLSA Members Area online portal.

**Please note that membership fees must be paid in full to complete the renewal.


Woodside Nipper/Cadet renewals: Parents/Guardians can create a family group through the Members Area so that payments and memberships for the family can be easily completed online. 

If you have any questions please visit our website or contact

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Sunday 13 September

New Member Registration Day

Join us for the 2020/21 season! Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club will be open on Sunday 13th September from 10am-2pm for new member and Woodside Nippers enrolments. 

Come down and meet with our members and Age Managers to find out about the Woodside Nippers program as well as opportunities and education courses for youth members (13+) through to adults who are interested in becoming surf lifesavers.

Documents to bring: Please bring photo ID for yourself, and a birth certificate/passport for any children enrolling.

Woodside Nippers and U14 Pool Proficiency Dates

All children that wish to participate in Woodside Nippers as well as U14 members must complete a preliminary evaluation/swimming proficiency to ensure they are fit and able to meet the requirements of the Woodside Nippers/Youth Program. The club will be holding three sessions at Secret Harbour State Swim between 12 - 1pm on Sunday 13 September, 25 October or 1 November 2020.

Please come ready to get wet and bring your bathers and goggles. Pool entry is free.

Alternatively if your child is currently undertaking swimming classes or in a swim squad they can be signed off by a qualified swim instructor. The swim proficiency witness form provides the distances/times required for each age group and can be downloaded here.

Nominations open

Youth development camp opportunities

Surf Lifesaving WA will deliver two youth oriented camps this season. These camps are excellent develoment opportunities for our youth members, with the aim of developing our future leaders in surf lifesaving. Nominations are now open to participate in these camps. To nominate, please write a brief CV about your participation in surf club activities and successes, and any other details to support your nomination. Send your completed nomination to by Friday 30 October 2020.

1. Teamwork, Opportunity and Development (TOAD) Camp

Open to 13 and 14 years olds (U14/15 age groups), the TOAD camp will take place at Rottnest Island, 4-7 January 2021.

2. Rise Up Camp

Open to the U17 age group, this camp will take place 4-7 January 2021 at Pemberton Camp School.

Read more about SLSWA's youth camps here.

Friday 11 September

Crusaders U14-23 Awards Night

Crusaders Awards Night takes place this Friday to recognise the efforts and acheivements of our youth members over the 2019/20 season. The night will kick off at 7pm with a meeting about what's in store for the upcoming season, as well as to gain an insight on what our youth members would like to see. Attendee numbers are strictly limited to 80 due to COVID-19 restrictions so it's important to please RSVP if you are planning to attend.  

For more information about the night and to RSVP please see the Crusaders Presentation Night Event post in the Secret Harbour SLSC Members Facebook Group.  

Expressions of interest

Silver Medallion Beach Management Course

This course is for members and prospective Patrol Captains who want to gain the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a beach and a team in emergency and non-emergency situations. 
Read the course outline and prerequisites here.  Please submit your Expression of interest to Derry Smith by Tuesday 22 September.

Training & Skills Development

Expressions of Interest are being sought for the following training courses (Members 18+). Please respond to Derry Smith, Director of Education by Tuesday 22 September to secure your spot.

  • Bronze Medallion: Course commences 1 November and completes 12/13 December 2020.
  • Surf Rescue Certificate.
  • IRB Driver Course, prerequisites, IRB Crew Award and Recreational Skippers Ticket.
  • IRB Crew Course.
  • ART Trainers Course

For further information contact Derry at

Upcoming courses

First Aid Training

Courses in First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation (ART) and Pain Management are coming up starting in September at Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club.

Members of the public are also welcome to join our Senior First Aid Course with the first one scheduled for September 22nd and 29th.  Please visit our website for more information and to reserve your spot.

Surf Sports
School Holiday activity

Surf Squad presented by SunSmart

Surf Squad is a surf sports coaching program run by Surf Life Saving WA and open to members aged U12 – U15 who are interested in improving their surf sports skills in a fun, supportive environment. For more information and to register click here.

Pool Rescue
Register now for Pool Rescue Competition

Round 1 of the Pool Life Saving carnival series is scheduled for this Sunday 13th September. Click on the heading above for more info and to register. Please ensure you wear a Secret Harbour swim cap when competing and please let us know you are taking part via the Secrets Pool Rescue Facebook Group. Good luck! 

Pool Lifesaving Development sessions start September 20th

Royal Lifesaving WA will be holding Pool Lifesaving development sessions at HBF Stadium from 3:00 - 4:30pm starting Sunday 20th September for ages 12 through adult. Please note the sessions are free but you must pay pool entry. Click on the heading above for more information and sports calendar. 

Pool Rescue development training with SHSLSC

Training is on Saturdays at Aqua Jetty, 7:30 - 8:30am and will run until the September school holidays.

If you're interested in using your swimming skills in a different and interesting way. come on down and give it a try, the more the merrier! Age groups from U10 through to Masters all welcome.

Please follow the Secrets Pool Rescue Facebook page for more info.

Board Training

Pre-season sessions run on Sunday mornings and are made up of a warm up including run and sprints followed by a board paddle.

If you would like to take part in this regularly scheduled training or have any questions, please contact Director of Surf Sports Sam Maurice at

Register now

WA Ironman Series coming this October

Registrations are open for the WA Ironman Series coming up in October. Youth and open athletes are invited to compete across 3 rounds: Enduro, Sprint and M-course events. For more details and to register click here.

Director & Committee opportunities

The Club is seeking to fill the positions of Director of Youth and Director of House and Social for the upcoming season. These are two critical and highly rewarding positions. 

Both of these positions have fantastic people who have held Director positions before, and are willing to support the person who takes on the role. So you will not be on your own and will have support. Please contact Club President Brendan Privilege for more information:

PR & Communications 

The commitee positions of Sponsorship Officer, Fundraising Officer and Grants Officer are currently vacant and we will be actively recruiting for help in these areas for the upcoming season.  We will have more information on each of these roles in the next newsletter but in the meantime, you can contact Anne Evans, Director of PR & Communications if you are interested in joining this committee.  For each role, you will have full communications support to promote your initiatives and projects. 

Employment Opportunity
Surf Life Saving WA
6:18 PM - Sep 6, 2020
🚩 Applications close next Sunday, 13 September!

Find out more & apply 👇
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Woodside Nipper Certificates

A reminder that certificates for the 2019/20 season are available to be collected at the club office.

Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club

11 Palermo Cove, Secret Harbour

PO Box 7066

Western Australia 6173

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