In this edition:
Sunday BOP Junior Surf Champs at Omanu beach for u8s upwards
Thursday 10am – 12 – Testing and training day – Windermere campus meet at pool complex cost $10 and another $40 if having the DEXA scan (see later on for more details)
New Lifeguards/ Patrol Supports – Good luck for those going to exam on Saturday in Opotiki, we had Simon Robinson, Joseph White, Keita Baggott and Rlyn Eltringham pass the theory test this week with a huge thanks to Chaz from Eastern Region for giving up his time to ensure we could hold the test.
Great day with u11s u12s u13s u14s and trainee lifeguards combining to paddle 3km to the big rock at Newdicks beach to do bombs off it and learn about rock entries and exits. Thanks to the Dads who jumped on a board.
And younger age groups got to play with Blue patrol lifeguards and take advantage of the warner waters with lots of swimming, boarding and games.
Will need to bring: A fold out chair; Food; Drink; Sun protection; Awesome attitude; Parents dress code is Hawaiian Shirt and punishments for non compliance are brutal 🙂
If you are new to competition, we need to provide three people to help with being officials. We are not a win at all costs type club but do challenge our athletes to do the things that they are good at, plus some other events they find harder. Our ultimate aim at carnivals would be a Pukehina Team in every single age group both boys and girls.
Many hands make light work and we welcome everybody to come along and support
Lifeguards – Bay of Plenty Champs 12th/ 13th January at Ohope, Entries close off Dec 30th, see Boyd. This includes MASTERS event as well. Would love to send a team of 40 young and old athletes along.
The High Performance Sports Testing Lab at Toi Ohomai Windermere campus has put together testing regime similar to what olympic athletes would be subjected too. They even have an erg to test the paddling technique of ski and waka/canoe paddlers. December 20th at Windermere campus pool complex 10am to 12. We have a two hour block with them and plus some training with Marine Studies liferafts so bring your togs. Names to Boyd if you want to attend. Open to all lifeguards and Masters and Junior Surf members going to Ocean Athletes
Cost $10 (bring on the day). There is the option of a full DEXA scan ($40/ person) and this will give you fat, muscle, protein and bone density percentages. Once again names to Boyd if you are interested in this option, can be upto $250 elsewhere and great for you older athletes
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