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This week      Lifeguards     Junior Surf     Sports
Was wonderful to have the Te Puke Kiwifruit Coast Lions club out last weekend. They came out and had an IRB ride, a tour and update about our whole club activities and had a cup of tea with the lifeguards on duty. We thank you all for your tireless efforts in supporting community good projects and clubs  and for the sizable donation towards the new lifejackets for junior surf and 20 boogie boards.
Monday Thursday 5.30pm Club trainings at beach
Tuesday 5.30pm – Masters training, open to all junior surf parents, general public and older lifeguards
Wednesday 5.30pm at Pongakawa School Pool – Swim for confidence and swim for fitness
Mon Wed Fri TPHS Pool Swim for fitness 6.30am $2/ swim for those who want a bit extra
Saturday 10am to 4.30pm Red Patrol on deck
Sunday  BOP Junior Surf Champs at Omanu beach for u8s upwards
Wednesday 5.30 Patrol Champs #1 – Pool champs challenge at Pongakawa school pool
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) 
RED patrol on this weekend.Saturday sees the start of our weekend volunteer patrols, Flags up 10 am to 4.30pm both days, please try and get a sub if you can not make it.

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.
BOP Junior Surf Champs this Sunday at OMANU. Packing the gear trailer at 3pm on Saturday at the club. Need to be over at Omanu by 8am if you want a park.
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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