|Sports News May 13|
|Sports Commission May 2013 bulletin can now be accessed from the Public Documents area.|
|Having chatted to a few team managers it seems that club secretaries may not have pass on the following information:
When entering ocean competitions this year via the MIS system - a competitor will not appear for addition to a specific event unless they have the correct qualification recorded on the system.
Please see email attached for each event contested. Phil Rees has been asking clubs to check the MIS for several months and if qualifications are missing then Phil needs to be contacted with information as to when, where and name of examiner etc.
Any examinations needed for competition will have to be completed a minimum of three weeks before the competition eg Senior and Youth Champs 3/4 August - last exams 13/14 July. This gives a few days for the MIS to be updated (providing your trainers get the paperwork sent off promptly!) and managers will then be able to complete the entry pack and submit 2 weeks before competition. The applies to Nippers, Youth, Seniors & Masters.
If you have competitors who are 16 after 13/14 July but before 3/4 August please contact me independently.
All competitors must have the correct qualification on the date of the ranking. If the exam is not recorded on the MIS 48 hours prior to the event a photocopy of the exam sheet needs to be produced.
Hope this clears up a few issues.
|The 2012 Annual Report is now available from Public Documents in the Members area.|
|April Technical news including small changes to some awards, can be downloaded from the Technical Folder in the Members Log-in area.|
|Welcome to IRB Bulletin 003 from SLSA Wales Powercraft.
IRB Bulletins will be issued by SLSA Wales Powercraft throughout the year to help keep your Club informed on IRB issues that affect your Club and help you run an effective IRB Section within your Club.
Bulletins will be issued throughout the season advising on events, training, technical issues and any other IRB related issues.
IRB Bulletin 001 in February covered individual Club responsibilities in running an effective IRB service.
IRB Bulletin 002 in March covered Proficiency Testing and how to keep your IRB Awards up to date.
IRB Bulletin 003 covers SLSA Wales IRB events for 2013
IRB Calendar 2013 (to 15 April)
SLSA Wales Powercraft is committed to offering safety cover at the many different events that take place in Wales during the season. These events are an ideal opportunity to meet to put some hours in on the water and practice and enhance your IRB skills and knowledge.
The current IRB calendar for 2013 is as follows -
April 27/28 - IRB preseason training weekend – Penybont (details below)
May 5 – Rhoose Ski Race – Rhoose (details below)
May 11 – Mass Exams – Aberystwyth
May 12 – Mass Exams – Porthcawl
June 1 – Atlantic Games Ranking Event – Aberavon
June 6/9 – IRB Training Event – Spanish Point - Ireland
June 22 – Mass Exams – Aberporth
June 23 – Ranking 1 – Rest Bay
July 5/6 – Junior Training Weekend & Ranking 2 – St Davids
July 21 – Nipper Championships – Tenby
July 27 – Mass Exams – Aberavon
July 28 – Ranking 3 – Aberavon
August 3/4 – Welsh Championships – Aberavon
September 7 – Masters Championships – St Davids
September 14/15 – IRB Championships – Barry
September 21 – Celtic Cup – Spanish Point - Ireland
October 5/6 - IRB end of season training weekend – St Davids
In addition during the season there will be training sessions and proficiency testing throughout Wales – details will follow in future IRB bulletins.
Penybont 27/28 April
Preseson get together to ‘start season’ – 2 days on the water – 10am start Saturday & Sunday – training, advice and technical knowledge available – marine mechanic in attendance Saturday – if your motor needs servicing or repair please contact me to book time with marine mechanic on Saturday. No previous experience required.
Rhoose 5 May
Safety cover for ski distance paddling event at Rhoose – launch at 10am Barry – 4 hours on the water – please contact me with availability. Qualified Coxswain/Crews and trainees only.
Remember - SLSA Wales Powercraft can also come to your beach and help your Club with IRB training if requested.
It is an individual’s own responsibility to keep an up to date record of hours and qualifications. If you are not qualified do not use an IRB.
SLSA Wales – Powercraft
|Rhoose Ski Race|
|Hi folks - details of the Rhoose Ski race are now available from the following link -(copy and paste into your web-browser to view)
Many thanks to SLSA Wales and their Powercraft commission for their continued support.
Simom, Rhoose Lifeguards.
|Child Protection Policy|
|The 2013 updated Child Protection Policy can now be downloaded from the Public Documents area on the Members Page.|
|Launch of E-learning|
|At the AGM on Sunday 24th March, the official launch of the ground breaking e-learning project took place. This project in partnership with the ICAT Aerospace Department from Cardiff & Vale College, now offers SLSA Wales and its members, a stunning capability that is not available anyway else in the surf lifesaving world. The entire Beach Lifeguard Manual is now available online for free, with substantial benefits being:
Right up-to-date underpinning knowledge
The immediate ability to change published knowledge
Access by candidates anyway with web access
Candidates can progress through the manual at their own pace and at times suitable to themselves
First class photographic images supported with unique animation
Over 200 interactive questions and answers giving candidates instant feedback on their progress
SLSA Wales would also like to acknowledge and thank the RNLI for their financial support in making this project viable, as well as CAVC and Welsh Government through the KTP grant (See College press release in Public Document area).
|The club application form for membership and civil liability insurance is now in the Public Documents area, as is the 2013 MIS instructions.|
|2013 Test Papers|
|The lifeguard/lifesavers electronic quizdom test papers for 2013, have now been added to the members only log-in area, under assessments.|
|More events have neen added to the SLSA Wales calendar.|
|Updates for 2013|
|The following documents have been added to the Technical folder in the Members Only log-in area:
2013 Club e-update information
2013 Award Handbook
2013 Award registration and claim forms
|Some two years ago, it was recorded that SLSA Wales would eventually move to paperless communication. With the launch of our new website last year and the imminent launch of our e-learning system, we are now in a position to do our little bit for the environment and sustainability by stopping the monthly hard copies mailing.
This months mailing will be the last in this format and all future correspondence and communication will be through email and our website (www.slsawales.org.uk). The NARS Beach Lifeguard manual is no longer in use and all learning and teaching materials will be able to be printed through our e-learning site.
The last twelve months have seen SLSA Wales take huge steps forward as an organisation and we believe, when completed, the next twelve months will see us be world leaders in the use of e-learning in surf lifesaving.
|2013 Nipper Camp|
|All documents for registering and applying for the 2013 Nipper Camp are now in the Members log-in area under the Youth Section.|
|SLSA Wales Board of Management is pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding between SLSA Wales and Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) with regard First Person on Scene (FPOS) training and delivery of training.
FPOS training can now be offered to SLSA Wales affiliated clubs by Regional Tutors who have all been trained to deliver FPOS IHCD award.
The FPOS award includes training on the following:
Enhanced Patient Assessment
Enhanced Automated External Defibrillation
Enhanced Airway Management
Trauma Related Emergencies
Public access Defibrillator funding is available via grants and we would encourage those clubs taking up the FPOS training (which is free) to provide a locations at their local beach where the equipment could be used – at a minimum during the beach training session and possibly outside of that period
Any club members interested in this training should contact the Technical Commission Regional Tutor via their club Trainer/Assessor(s)
|Rescue 2014 website is now up and running; link below.
|We are happy to report that the individual members log-in area now has an addition which shows you your current awards. This is another major step forward provided by your Board of Management and it is important requirement that members check their awards before next season. The summer of 2013 will see year two of the on-line entry system introduced. This will mean two things for on-line entries:
1.The computer will check eligibility of competitor by membership
2. The computer will check eligibility of competitor by qualification
One, was introduced this year and initial feedback has been very positive from clubs and Championship Referees.
Due to SLSA Wales being run entirely by volunteers and with a number of changes of personal in the Technical Commission in recent years, we feel it is essential that ALL members check their award status in the coming months. Any errors or omissions need to be corrected, which will mean certificates or claim forms presented as evidence before the MIS can be updated. Documents can be scanned and emailed or hard copies sent in the post.
Any queries, please contact:
7 Dol Afon
A poster advertising this is also available in the Public Notice documents download area.