Christmas is Coming …..

Join us on Saturday December 20th for our special Christmas Nippers Program, featuring games, fun and a visit from Santa to see our kids in action.

After Nippers there will be a club social function – tickets are limited due to the capacity of our hall.  Book your tickets here.

Santa arriving by boat

Nippers Parent Info Pack

The Nippers Parent Info Pack is now available for download – please be mindful of the  sizes of each variant as the full-size pack is quite large and may take a while to download. If you require a hardcopy please email us and we will supply one at nippers, for a small printing fee.

Full Resolution Pack (for high quality printing) – 27Mb

Low Resolution Pack (printing & screen) – 4.3Mb

Minimal Pictures Pack (printing and screen) – 2.5Mb

If you have any questions regarding Nippers or the Info Pack, please contact us at nippers@hlsc.org.au

Tin Rattle – Nov 29th

One of the events we are heading into at the start is our annual, major fundraising, public event – Tin Rattle. This event is a significant event in our calendar as it the event which raises much needed funds for the club’s operation – new nipper boards, supports the clubs programs, equipment, operating costs, utility bills and club maintenance to name a few things. Seeing we are a purely volunteer organisation – it is up to us.

So this is where we have a bit of fun, interact with our local community and hit the pavement to jiggle those tins.

Details:

Date: Saturday 29th November, 8am to 5pm.
Where: Corner of South Road and Hampton S treet
Who: any club member who is over the age of 16 years old
What to bring: a smile and some enthusiasm to rattle those tins.

It is easy to sign up. All you have to do is follow the link to the roster:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ydBeJSHPATcgzkhS0TCkQagNyYoWmCybZlZjj3W0kMw/edit

All we are asking is an hour or two??! of your time. We need your help. Thanks.

Questions? Contact Kerrie – development@hlsc.org.au

Nippers – Starts Nov 22nd

We’re getting very excited about the start of the new nippers season, which starts on Saturday November 22nd.  We have made some changes for this season so please make sure you are aware of the following even if you are a nippers veteran -

1. We will now finish all programs at the same time at 4.30pm.

To alleviate the potential stress of younger children finishing before their siblings and active parents being available, we are trialling a single combined finish time this season for all groups and programs (nippers and starfish). 

This means that start times for our Under 6 and Under 7 age groups will now be 3:20pm.  Please check-in with your age manager from 3:00pm, ready for your 10 minute warm-up starting at 3:20pm.

Start times from the Under 8 to Under 14 age groups is unchanged at 3:00pm, so check-in with your age manager from 2.45pm as usual.

Starfish start times will be confirmed to participants nearer the time but this is likely to be 3.30pm.

2. We’ll make a lot of noise during transition.

We’re planning to use our PA system to signal transition between our 20-minute events at 3:30pm, 3:50pm and 4:10pm, and at the end of all events at 4:30pm.  This will ease congestion at event areas during transition.  Your age manager will escort you between event areas at these times.

3. We will adhere to SLSA Sun Smart Guidelines.

We are all responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all nippers during the program, therefore all participants must arrive Sun Smart Ready.  Please ensure that your nipper brings/wears the following when checking in -

  • Broad Brim Hat
  • Bathers & Towel
  • Rashie & Hi-Vis Singlet, or our new combined Rash-Vest
  • Long sleeved shirt (if you’re not wearing a long sleeve rashie)
  • Water Bottle filled with water
  • Sun block (applied 20 minutes prior)
  • Googles for swimming (optional)

You will be able to purchase these items from our Gear Shop (except googles and towels) if you do not have them with you at Check-in.

4. Our Parent Support Roster will be published before each Saturday

For those parents not on “active” duty as an age manager, water safety official or other club official, we’ll publish a roster each week showing what support duties have been assigned to you assisting the Age Manager, Kiosk/BBQ and Gear Shop.  If you are unable to attend on your allocated week, you’ll need to contact our Parent Support Officer to make alternative arrangements to fulfil your duty.

5. Remain on the Beach during nippers

A reminder that parents must remain on the beach, within earshot of either their Age Manager, or the Club PA System, at all times when their children are in the program.  This is a mandatory club safety requirement – we must be able to reach you immediately if there is an incident involving your child.

Age Managers Day – November 15th

On Saturday November 15th, we will run the SLSA Age Manager Course for those accepting the role for the first time. This covers steps 1 (theory) and 2 (practical) of the 3 step process to becoming an SLSA accredited Age Manager. Start time is 10:00am, but arrive earlier for coffee and check-in formalities please.

We will have a Age Manager Briefing for all Age Managers at 2:00pm – even if you are an experienced Age Manager we need your attendance as we are making some changes to the program.

We will offer a complimentary BBQ lunch between 12:30pm and 2:00pm for all age managers (whether you’re staying on after the course, or coming early for the briefing).

Come and join our Management Teams

Please consider stepping up to positions on our management teams. The positions available are:

Social Committee: Join an existing successful team and get involved with organising our social activities

Kiosk Manager: Managing sales during nippers, with assistance from our enthusiastic youth members and rostered parents, together with assisting with receiving stocks during the week.

BBQ Coordinator: Organising the ‘sausage sizzle’ weekly with assistance from parents rostered on for nipper duties

Future Club Facility Project Manager: Within the Development Team this person will be key to the future of the club enabling us to grow in line with our Strategic Plan

Nippers Beach Management Team: For those willing to coordinate beach setup and the running the of the program on Saturdays

All these roles are fully supported by the members of the Board of Management – we seek a team approach so that we keep tasks manageable and gain the participation of a large group of willing volunteers. If you would like any further information or to be put in touch with members who have managed these roles in the past please don’t hesitate to contact Carol Lawrence secretary@hlsc.org.au.  

Hampton Life Saving Club is situated on Beach Road, Hampton on Port Phillip in Melbourne, Australia..

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