TRAINING FOR EVERYONE (Juniors, Seniors, Masters,
This is from Paul Fidow - our new club coach
"Our first session is at 3pm on Sunday 22nd May at the Rapaki
stairs on Centaurus Rd. This is a lighter more aerobic session than
many of the other stair runs and I generally set a target of
30-40min of sustained effort for the first attempt. Please allow
around an hour all up for the session, to provide time for warm up
and warm down. Each circuit takes around 4-5minutes so you should
be doing 6-10 in that time frame. This will give me a good
gauge on your current fitness levels, and a starting point for what
we do next. Can you please make sure that you are warmed up and
ready to go at 3pm.
We will meet at the bottom of the stairs on Centaurus Road.
Click here for a map. The stairs are the
dotted line between Centaurus Rd and Glenelg Spur. Please
refer to our facebook page for any updates closer to the
See you there.
Sunday, 29th May 11.30am at the club rooms.
We need to transfer all our craft into storage. Also we are moving
all the contents of the club rooms into storage. We will need
trailers etc for a load to the dump and for moving gear to
compound. The more help we get, the quicker this will get
done. Please contact Richard Newbold if you have any
questions or can confirm you can help 027 2219441.
Swimming is continuing all through winter.
Just a reminder we have lanes booked at Graham Condon
every Wednesday night from 7 - 8.30.
The younger swimmers start at 7 and a faster session is at
7.45. The equipment required for pool champs is there every
week. Make sure you are practicing the events you want to
compete in for pool champs.
This is the first time in
7 years the pool champs have been held in
Christchurch. This year's event will be held at Jellie Park
on Sunday 12
June beginning at 8.30am. It will run for the full
The event is open to all club members (from our Under 8's and up)
and, for adults, you don't have to be a lifeguard to compete.
Perhaps some of our fantastic parents would like to have a wee swim
too. Or there is always the line throw if you don't want to get
Registrations must be in by Thursday 2nd June and once you enter
you will be entered in all events for your age group. Team's
events will be made up from this. We need to have 2 team
managers assigned from the club. If there are any parents who
would like to assist with this role or you wish to enter, please
contact Nicki email@example.com.
Parents will also be required on the day as time keepers and
Dunedin hosts this event in the July school holidays. It will
be run over the weekend of16
& 17 July and is held at Moana Pool.
The event is for Under 10 and up athletes. It would be
fantastic to see a team entered to compete. It is definitely
the next level of competition from our Christchurch pool
champs. To be able to get accommodation booked please let
Nicki know if you are thinking about going. It isn't a
commitment at this stage but so we can get team
accommodation. Again team managers will be required and
parents to assist with time keeping on the day. Registrations
will open around late June for this but accommodation will need to
be booked well ahead. Please contact Nicki firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the elite completion for Pool champs held in Auckland
from 7 - 9
October. Should the club decide to send a team
to this event it will be selected on placings achieved at both
Canterbury and Southern Pool Champs.
OF EXCELLENCE NIGHT
Saturday 11 June
Mashina Lounge - Peterborough / Durham St Cnr
All ages welcome 6:30pm
Tickets: $15 - Available from Monday 23rd May.
Please contact your club or the SLSNZ Office. Come and celebrate
Canterbury's top lifeguards, volunteers and sports people at this
seasons awards of excellence. This is a great opportunity for
members to come together to recognise outstanding achievement of
our Christchurch and Tasman clubs and members. The evening will
include presentations, nibbles and drink specials.
Although its winter, the Pool champs are coming up so if you need
new togs, swim caps or clothing orders, text Kaylene 0274298050.
Please note that polos & hoodies are not kept in stock, and
there is a two-three week delivery time.
We still have plenty of 'old style' togs in stock. These are $20
pair or $30 for two pairs. Although they can't be worn at
competitions, they are perfect (and cheap) as training togs.
POSITIONS BECOMING VACANT
Our AGM is coming up soon. There are 4 positions vacant on
the committee. This is a great opportunity to become part of
an innovative and growing club. We are in the process of the
rebuild of our current facility and being part of the committee is
a great way to help the club through this process. Please
contact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rarangi Surf Club host this competition over Canterbury Anniversary
Weekend every year. This year's comp will be held
on Saturday 12
November. I know it's a wee way away but it
comes around pretty quickly. As a club we camp at Whites Bay
and arrive on the Thursday or Friday (Show Day)
with the comp being on Saturday and travel home on Sunday.
There has been in the past around 50 from Spencer Park
attend. It's a great opportunity to start the season on some
great water to get the confidence up and have a go on larger boards
than would be possible in our surf. There is no definite
commitment required for this one yet but just a heads up to know
Jim Wellacott is coordinating masters to train and hopefully
compete at Nationals in Christchurch next year. This is the
first year in a long time that Senior and Masters Nationals have
been held in Christchurch, so it's a great chance to compete for
our club. We are also hoping to compete at World masters
Games in Auckland in April 2016. If you are interested in
being a part of any of this, please send Jim a text 0274723353 or
Linda 0274086276. Everyone is welcome.