Welcome to the Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club newsletter.
We send these to our mailing list every month highlighting all of our recent news and upcoming events.

Recent Events

White Horse #1 | Well done to all of our clubbies who raced at the first Capital Coast White Horse carnival at Petone Beach. This competition included surf boat, ski, board and surf races and we had a great turn out of competitors. We currently sit in second place on the White Horse points tally - check out the results below.
Porirua Sports Awards | Titahi Bay SLSC had a lot to celebrate at the recent 2018 Porirua Sports Awards. The Titahi Bay SLSC Nationals Team took out the Porirua Sports Team of the Year award for the combined efforts of all surf boat, craft and masters competitors at the Surf Life Saving Championships in Gisborne last season.

Club members Bronagh Ryan and Brooklyn Saunders were also recognised for their stella efforts in their respective codes, Bronagh for swimming and Brooklyn for canoe racing. Congratulations to Bronagh, Porirua's Sportswoman of the Year and Brooklyn, Porirua's Young Sportswoman of the Year
Surf Boat Working Bee | Thanks to everyone who turned up to the Surf Boat Working Bee. It was great to have so many hands on deck repairing, cleaning and building up the space and gear which is used by many during the season. 
The Titahi Bay Tribe will be back in force this season! Tanks, Thundercats, Pterodactyls and Tigers, it's nearly time to go head to head against your family, crews and clubmates again. The team have been working on some new kit behind-the-scenes - we can't wait to reveal it to you!
Coming Up
Club Lifeguard Refresher, Patrol Briefing and BBQ | If you intend on competing and/or patrolling this season you MUST refresh your award. This consists of a tube rescue, run-swim-run and CPR. There will be limited chances to get this done this season so please try your best to attend, even just for a little while.

Saturday 17 November at 10:30am at the Titahi Bay Surf Club.

You can complete the theory test online - please get in touch with us if you require your sign in details for the Online Learning Portal.
Lifeguard Training | Congratulations to all of our new lifeguards who successfully gained their Surf Lifeguard Award after weeks of training. Good luck to the candidates who are still to sit the exam. A huge thanks must also go to the team of instructors who invested their time and knowledge into the training.

Patrol Roster | This has been confirmed prior to Saturday's refresher and you can now view the roster on our website (link below). Thanks to our awesome Patrol Captains and Vice Patrol Captains - it is going to be a great season with you all leading the way for our teams. Lifesaving Committee | Thank you to the following club members who will make up our Lifesaving Committee this season:
  • Director of Lifesaving - Nick Mulcahy
  • Lifesaving Officer - Jeff Chapman
  • SLGA Instructor - Georgia McLaren
  • IRB Instructor - J'Adoube Elkington
  • First Aid Officer - Aleesha Rogers
  • Foxton Patrol Coordinator - Brett Richardson
  • Community Education Officers - Tayne McMahon, Chloe Crowe & Eli Jones
  • Communications Officer - Georgia McLaren
Lifesaving Awards | Surf Life Saving New Zealand offers many pathways to members and it's great to see so many Titahi Bay clubbies making the most of the opportunities they have had to upskill this season. So far this season we have gained:
  • 14 Surf Lifeguard Awards (with more to come!)
  • 3 Surf Lifeguard Instructors
  • 20 IRB Crewpeople
  • 2 IRB Drivers
  • 1 Marine VHF Radio Operator
  • 3 First Aiders
  • 5 Surf Officials (plus an additional 9 who have begun the qualification)
Junior Surf

Titahi Bay SLSC Nippers is well underway with the first Junior Surf Carnival of the season approaching fast! Thanks to all of the clubbies who have helped on the beach each week.

Junior Surf #1, Worser Bay | everything you need to know and bring below:

8:00am - arrive, set up tent & unload trailers.
8:00am - Surf Officials briefing.
8:30am - warm up for the athletes & Team Managers meeting. 
8:45am - Titahi Bay team meeting (all).
9:00am - racing starts. 
12:00pm (ish) - racing ends, we pack the gear into trailer & the tent away.

Club rashie + green & white cap (we will have spares & some for sale at the event)
Wetsuit & togs.
Goggles & swim caps (optional to wear under club cap while swimming)
Towels, warm clothes, jackets & blankets.
Water & Food (high in energy to eat on the go). There is usually coffee & sausages to buy. 

Communication | make sure you like 'Titahi Bay SLSC Nippers' on Facebook for weekly updates about trainings and carnival updates.

Junior Surf Calendar | see below for all of the confirmed junior surf events:

  • Junior Surf #2 - 20 January 2019 (Riversdale)
  • Capital Coast Junior Champs - 2 February 2019 (Titahi Bay)
  • Junior Surf #3 (Team Events) - 17 February 2019 (Maranui)
  • Central Region Junior Champs - 23 February 2019 (Maranui)
  • U14 NZ Surf Life Saving Champs (Oceans'19) - 7-10 March 2019 (Mount Maunganui)
SLSNZ Surf Official Policy | this will now be enforced at all local Capital Coast Junior Surf events. This is a ratio of 1 qualified Surf Official to every 10 athletes. Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the recent Surf Official Level One course to help us meet these ratios,
Sport Calendars | see below for all of the confirmed surf sport events:
  • White Horse #2 - 2 December 2018 (Maranui)
  • NZ Surf Boat Series Round 1 + NZ Surf Boat Trial - 8 December 2018 (Whangamata)
  • NZ Surf Boat Series Round 2 - 2 January 2019 (Whangamata)
  • Central Region Champs + NZ Surf Boat Series Round 3 - 12 January 2019 (Oakura)
  • NZ Surf Boat Series Round 4 - 26-27 January 2019 (Midway)
  • Capital Coast Champs - 3 February 2019 (Titahi Bay)
  • NZ Surf Boat Series Round 5 - 9-10 February 2019 (Waihi)
  • Capital Coast Surf Boat Champs - 27 February 2019 (Titahi Bay)
  • Capital Coast IRB Champs + White Horse #3 - 3 March 2019 (Paekakariki)
  • New Zealand Surf Life Saving Champs (Nationals'19) - 21-24 March 2019 (Mount Maunganui)
Sport Courses | the Capital Coast have the following coaching courses this season. Email the Club Secretary to register your interest to attend:
  • Intro to Surf Coach Course - Saturday 24 November 2018 (Worser Bay, 9am).
Check out our U14's during their team building exercise - their goal was to get their team to the end of the beach and back...blindfolded and tied together. Teamwork, communication and strategy were all put to the test!
In The Spotlight
This month we feature Steve Kent who has just touched down in Adelaide all set for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships. He is flanked by a 12-strong Black Fins team which includes a swathe of experienced competitors.

Steve, also an Olympic swimmer, will be captaining the side and has already competed at six lifesaving world championships, and was Black Fins vice-captain at the 2014 and 2016 LWC competitions. Good luck to Steve and the team as they chase their 4th World Title!
In General
Subs | Junior (U19), Senior and Senior Lifeguard payments were invoiced to members recently. Keep an eye on your inbox and advise the Club Secretary if your email address has changed recently. Alternatively get in touch with the Club Captain to discuss payment.

Merchandise | our outstanding selection of club merch is available again this season. Merchandise Day dates will be advertised via Facebook and future club newsletters. More information can be found on the Uniform page on our website.
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