A regular update from SA's Leading Authority for Pool Safety, Swim & Survive and Aquatics Services
Royal Life Saving is a public benevolent institution (PBI), a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and a registered training organisation (RTO) dedicated to reducing drowning and turning everyday people into everyday community lifesavers. Royal Life Saving is focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities through innovation, reliability, evidence based advocacy; strong and effective partnerships; quality programs, products and services; underpinned by a cohesive and sustainable national organisation. We are guided by the values of: Safety, Quality, Integrity and the Humanitarian tradition and have been serving the South Australian community for over 100 years.
Patron: His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia
Vice Paton: Mr Gary Burns BM APM, Commissioner of South Australian Police
New Online Shop
Royal Life Saving SA has a new online shop !
Our customers can now access a wide range of merchandise through our SA website including first aid kits and equipment, life jackets, manuals and books, rescue equipment, resuscitation equipment, signage, swimming and water safety aids, training equipment and more.
Online purchases will be delivered straight to your door.
To order your free catalogue, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 8210 4500.
Click here to access our online shop.
New Staff Member
Royal Life Saving SA welcomes Denise Power to the team.
In the role of Aquatic Services Manager, Denise will be a major contributor to managing our new 2014/2015 Vacswim Program, Holiday Swimming, School programs and Labour Hire services via Lifeguarding Australia. With experience from within the industry and exposure to larger enterprises, Denise will ensure that the needs of our customers are met.
Denise can be contacted directly on 8210 4516, 0400 767 469 or by email to email@example.com
SA Pool Lifesaving Championships
The South Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships was held on 22 March at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.
Following consultation with senior athletes, a new format was adopted for the South Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships this year. It was agreed to conduct the Championships Short Course, that is over 25 metres instead of 50 metres as is the usual practice in the summer season. It was also agreed that medals would be presented for the Under 14 and Under 16 year age groups and for relays but that trophies would be awarded for Under 19, Open and Masters based on an overall points score. There was no interclub points score. The number of competitors was down on previous years but it is hoped that numbers will build up again in the future.
The competition commenced at 11.30 am after Nigel McLeod had taken the Oath for the Officials and Barbara Pearce had taken the Oath on behalf of the athletes. The events concluded at 3.45 pm and the presentation of medals and trophies followed. The success of the day was due to a great team effort by officials and athletes. Nigel McLeod agreed to be Chief Referee and his knowledge of the sport and his attention to detail were major contributing factors in the smooth running of the program. Nigel was supported by Margaret McLeod and Fay Milham who were the Technical Judges, Tiina Sewell and Kate Huppatz who were Finish Judges and the band of Timekeepers who volunteered their services. Maxine Mason, an experienced Chief Timekeeper from Swim SA, once again took on that role and did a superb job. Check Starter, Ted Mason, Starter Greg Cleere and Marshals Sophie Gillespie and Barry Stanton were part of the great team. Lesley Bartlett returned to the announcing desk and Christine Kalogeras and Kylie Cleere handled the Recording. Micheala and Kasey McLeod did the running and provided assistance where necessary.
The sport involves a great deal of the setting up of equipment and the competitors rose to the occasion both during and after the championships. A big thank you to them for their cooperation. Thank you also, to Sam Gillespie who transported the equipment from Royal Life headquarters to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and back again. We were pleased to welcome athletes from Mount Gambier and I would like to thank Tracie Fleming and her helpers for their ongoing support. It was great to see their young athletes competing and it is hoped that they will return next year. The standard of competition was very high and there were very few disqualifications. Five competitors took part in the three events for children 8 to 11 years and it was a delight to see how well they performed the skills required for the events. Their manikin handling was excellent.
The staff at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre have always been wonderfully cooperative and supportive and I would like to thank Anne Kurzel and the pool staff for their assistance. The Obstacle events have been conducted over the Short Course in the past years so records for those events stood to be broken. Jarad Everett-Quitadamo recorded a time which broke his Australian Record for the Under 16 100m Obstacle Swim and an application has been made for recognition of that record. As the Line Throw distance has changed from 12 metres to 12.5 metres, except for the Under 14 year event which remained at 10 metres, new championship records were established for that event as for all of the other events conducted for the first time Short Course in South Australia. Kelly Maidment was in charge of entries and she prepared the program with the assistance of proof reader, Kylie Cleere. Kelly set up the system for the recording and prepared all of the paper work. That was a monumental task which paid dividends in the smooth running of the program and the general feeling of good will throughout the day. The Short Course format worked well and will be reviewed for implementation next year.
Thank you to RLSS SA Board members, Barry Stanton, Lesley Bartlett and David Dewar who attended and worked throughout the day. It was great to come away from the pool feeling that athletes, officials, parents and friends had enjoyed a very happy day.
The Sports Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their support for the Championships:-
Allan J Olson Pty.Ltd .The Company supplied the medals and Mr Jeff Olson went out of his way to supply extra medals at short notice when it was decided to include medals for the relay events. A.H. Trophies "The Trophy Shop" supplied the trophies at a discount. Thank you to Serge for his advice and support.
Well done to Glenda Bowen Pain, Director of Sport, Kelly Maidment, Team Manager and Gary Barber, Team Coach.
A celebration was held at Royal Life Saving SA's Headquarters on 27 March for the team's achievements, where Glenda Bowen Pain was provided with a plaque acknowledging her 17 years as a board member and Director of Sport. Glenda, pictured below, who is continuing in the role of Sport Director is thanked by RLSS SA President, Barry Stanton OAM.
50 Years @ Royal Life Saving
The Society congratulates Lesley Bartlett, who is celebrating her 50th year of being involved with Royal Life Saving. This is a tremendous achievement and will be celebrated with a forthcoming event - stay tuned! (Well done Les). Les can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0419 755 162.
As the year moves ahead quickly, we remind all annual fee members to update their memberships by 30 June for the 2014/2015 year. Reminders will be sent to all annual fee members, who will be able to re-subscribe at our website by clicking here. We thank all annual fee members for supporting The Society knowing that their very reasonably priced membership fee goes towards resources and equipment, which is used to provide our services to the community. For enquiries, please contact Karen Freak, Membership Officer by email to email@example.com or by telephoning 08 8210 4500.
Collins Warner House
The Society is keen to lease the property. Leasing enquiries may be directed to the CEO on 0400 976 761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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