StClairSLSC, Dunedin NZ.

Dear members,

Latest news from around the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club.

SLSNZ IRB Nationals

The annual SLSNZ IRB Nationals were held locally last weekend at Warrington Beach. St Clair had seven crews entered who combined to led St Clair to fifth overall in the standings for the event.

National medals were won by:

Under 21 Men

  • Silver Medal, Assembly Rescue: Arthur Ibbotson, Angus Mackenzie and Jackson Aleusi
  • Silver Medal, Single Rescue: Arthur Ibbotson, Angus Mackenzie and Jackson Aleusi


  • Silver Medal, Tube Rescue: Briar Taylor, Maysha Ahrens and Bailey Brandham

View drone footage from the weekend.

Club Service Awards

This years Senior Club Prize Giving will see the award of two new club service acknowledgements; the Club Service and Club Distiniguished Service Awards. The criteria for the award of these are:

Club Service Award: Eight years of active lifeguard patrolling.

Club Distiniguished Service: Fiften years of active lifeguard patrolling and twenty-five years of club volunteer service (jn addition to normal lifeguarding duties).

The application form is available on our website. Completed application forms should be sent to the club via email.

Club Days

We are having club days on both the 11th and the 12th of April. These will be run conjointly with working bees after some fun has been had. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the activities and should bring along: wetsuit, flippers/booties, hi visibility vest/lifeguard rashie, jandals/shoes and a Go pro/waterproof camera if they own one.

For the working bee we are looking to have a good general tidy up of the club, de-wax boards and skis, gardening and finish off the paving area. If people could please bring along suitable equipment.

It would be much appreciated if someone with experience in paving could take charge of this job and if someone could help us source some crusher dust for the paved area.

Club Uniforms

The due date for ordering large St Clair beach jackets is today, Thursday, 2 April. If anyone would like one can they please get in touch with the club via email immediately.

The club has numerous amounts of old club uniform that has never been worn available for sale. All items will be priced at $10 and will be given out in a first in first served biases. If you wish to purchase any items please get in touch with the club via email.

Available for sale are:

  • 35x size small t-shirts
  • 8x size 14 t-shirts
  • 9x size small girls beach shorts
  • 4x size x-small board shorts
  • 3x size 26 board shorts
  • 4x size x-small board shorts

2015/2016 Event Locations

Locations for the major Surf Life Saving New Zealand events for the 2015/2016 season have been announced.

  • New Zealand Pool Championships: October 2-4, 2015
    West Wave, Auckland.
  • BP Surf Rescue North Island Championships: February 13, 2016
    Waipu Cove
  • U14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (Oceans'16) : March 3-6, 2016
    Mt Maunganui
  • New Zealand Surf Life Saving  Championships: March 17-20, 2016
    Ohope Beach, Whakatane
  • BP Surf Rescue New Zealand Championships: April 2-3, 2016

View the SLSNZ website for more info

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Senior Club Prize Giving

The Senior Club Prize Giving for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, 18 April from 7pm.

If you were awarded a trophy last season please ensure this has been returned to the club ASAP, so that arrangements can be made for engraving for the 2014/2015 winners.

BreakAway Surf Survival Holiday Programme

There will be another BreakAway Surf Survival Holiday Program in the Easter Holidays this year. It will consist of an hour at the pool each morning, 9.30 - 10.30am as well as surf activities at Warrington Beach.

Vans depart from St Clair (9am) and from Warrington (8.30am) each day. There are two weeks to choose from; Week One Tues - Friday Week Two Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, the same deal as last time, free program, free transport, free pool entry, and hot lunch. Those aged 14 and over will have an opportunity to complete life guard or IRB crewman's training.

View the Sport Otago website for more info.

Beginner Ski/Kayak Training

For those who are interested in learning to paddle, the Otago University Kayak Racing Club has beginner paddling on Thursdays from 5pm and Saturday from 10am at the Otago Marina behind Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Did you know?

Once in our history St Clair have been the winners of the Open Men's Taplin Relay event at the nationals. In 1971 the team of B Smaill, B Leask, J Direen, B Benfell, M Borrie and B Smith headed home all teams at Waimairi Beach in Christchurch to win the event.


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