Youth

October 2022 update:

U14/15 Youth invited to hit the beach alongside the Nippers on Saturdays (1.30 – 4.30/5ish for Youth).  This is part of the pathways for this age group.  Social Catch up, board paddling, Age Group Assistant, water cover, assisting nipper activities etc.  If you are interested, let me know 🙂 Commencing Saturday 29th October 2022.

2022 Lifesaving Development Camp: 16-17 year old
12 – 16 December 2022
Please see the SLSSA circular for more information. Please contact Youth Coordinator Lilian Fowles if you are interested. EOIs for camp close 12 noon Friday October 21st 2022.

U14/15 Youth Development Camp
18 – 20 April 2023
This camp is ‘club nominated’ so if you are interested, please contact the Youth Coordinator Lilian Fowles. Further information on the SLSSA Calendar. The EOIs for clubs to nominate will open in January 2023.

Pre Season Surf Sports Training
Weekly Senior Training program posted on the club private facebook page and emailed to all members weekly. All Youth members are invited to attend these sessions.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to, as our coaches will teach you.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to compete, it is an awesome way to keep fit.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t have craft, the club has some you can borrow.  Can’t make every session? That is ok to!  From beginners, to casual to high performance, all are welcome 😊

Training Expression of Interest
Aldinga Bay SLSC holds numerous types of training inhouse, but there are also opportunities that arise at other clubs and within the State.  These opportunities can be best managed if we understand what types of training our youth membership would like to undertake.  Completion of this form does not mean that the specific training will be offered at our club, some training must be undertaken by State or other RTOs. So please have a look through the Training Registration of interest and complete it for what you are interested in.  The training team can then get an idea of what is required.

Aldinga Bay SLSC Induction
If you would like to know more about the Aldinga Bay SLSC, please undertake the Aldinga Bay SLSC – Yearly Induction for active members Season 22-23.  Induction is the process of both welcoming new members and ensuring current members are aware of any changes that may have occurred both within Surf Life Saving Australia; Surf Life Saving South Australia; and Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club over the last 12 months.  In relation to our club, patrolling and child safe requirements.

Patrolling with Aldinga Bay SLSC
The 22-23 patrol season starts on Saturday 8th October 2022. The patrol calendar is posted on the private ABSLSC Patrol facebook page. If you are a patrolling youth member that does NOT have access to this page, please let me know so I can coordinate another way for you to receive your patrolling updates.

Youth – want to get more involved at ABSLSC?

Please see the Surf Life Saving SA website Youth page for the Youth initiatives for this season.

SLSSA are also looking for assistance for chaperones etc for some of the camps/activities.  If any adults would like to assist with this, there is also info on this page too.

FIND YOUR PATHWAY

Not only are there personal and volunteer pathways, but there are career pathways.  This will continually be updated, but VACSWIM swim instructors / assistant instructors can be employed by SLSSA once you are 15 years of age (13 to 15 years you are able to apply for a volunteer role).  There has been a massive change in this area, as SLSSA now runs VacSwim nationally (at pools also).  For anyone applying for an instructor position, they are accepting 1 year term of current Age Group Manager as a relevant qualification to teach vacswim at the beach (not pool).

If you have any questions or queries in the first instance, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  There is also a contact on this web page for the SLSSA Youth Coordinator, Julie, however, she is no longer in this role, so I encourage you to contact me in the first instance and I can follow up with State if needed, or you can use the generic SLSSA development email which will be responded to by the new Development officer.

I encourage you all to have a look through the handbook below as this has some fantastic opportunities. The state hand book is outdated (will be updated shortly) however the opportunities within this hand book still exist.

Don’t forget that we also have the following available for youth:

  • Thursday night Lap Swimming Noarlunga Pool 6-7pm (public school terms only)
  • Tuesday & Friday 6-7am sessions Lap Swimming Seaford Pool
  • Surf Award Training (eg. SRC; Bronze; IRB Crew etc)
  • Discipline specific training (do you want to compete? water events, beach events, IRBs, Boats, Pool Comp) – let me know and I can point you in the right direction!
  • U14/15 Youth invited to hit the beach alongside the Nippers on Saturdays (1.30 – 4.30/5ish for Youth).  This can be part of the pathways for that age group, or they can get in some extra training with the U13s.  Age Group Assistant, water cover, assisting activities etc.  If you are interested, let me know 🙂
  • Weekly Senior Training program posted on the club private facebook page and emailed to all members weekly.

I am happy to meet with the Youth and Parent/Guardians individually to put together a bit of a pathway plan for any youth within the club based on what they are interested in doing 🙂 If you wish to organise a time for this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In relation to the youth (U14 – U18) program for the club in the 2022-23 season, any feedback is welcome in relation to what the youth of the club would be interested in doing. 

On top of the skills side, will also be organising some social activities for the youth of the club.  SLSSA are also going to be running some state wide training and social initiatives for U14/15s this season.

Any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Look forward to seeing you all on the beach!!!

Lilian Fowles, Youth Development Coordinator

abslscyouth@gmail.com.au / 0414 342 933

Further Resources for Youth:

Page last updated 24th September 2022