A NOTE FROM OUR SENIOR CAPTAIN

 

Hi Seniors and welcome to season 2021-2022,

 

I hope you are looking forward to getting back to the club and all the Seniors program has to offer.

I am Simon, The Seniors Captain and I look forward to seeing you down at Mills Beach in any capacity that you choose.

 

As seniors you can choose how you wish to be a part of our club, including;

  • Training for carnivals

  • Just training

  • Concentrating on Patrolling and upgrading training and certificates

  • Being a qualified SRC 

  • Water Safety

  • Apply to be a Youth Instructor at the club

  • Attend our social events 

 

At Seniors there are 2 types of training:

1. Harriet Brown Competition Training

We have Harriet Brown's Competition Training with sessions run by Matt McConnell, Adam McCrow and myself. Ski training is not open to U\14.

The timetable will be:

  • Monday PM - Boards 

  • Tuesday PM - Swim 

  • Wednesday AM - Ski

  • Wednesday PM - Iron 

  • Thursday AM - Boards 

  • Thursday PM - Swim 

  • Saturday AM - Iron 

 

2. Shane's Training

Shane's Training is a combination of running training, boards training, belt & reel training and swimming. You can choose which aspect of training you wish to undertake.

The timetable will be:

  • Monday 4.30pm - 5.15pm Boards and Swimming

  • Monday 5.15pm - 5.45pm - run time for seniors

  • Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.15pm Boards and Swimming

  • Wednesday 5.15pm - 5.45pm - run time for seniors

 

SRC Course

An SRC course will commence on the weekend of the 5th - 7th November.

Course prerequisites

  • Be a financial member of MLSC;

  • Be at least 13 years of age on the final assessment date;

  • Complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities.

 

Please enrol via the LSV training portal mt.lsv.com.au

 

Course timing will be as follows

Friday 5th 5-7pm

Saturday 6th 9am-4pm

Sunday 7th 9am-4pm

If you have any questions please Stewart Lockie at chiefinstructor@morningtonlsc.com.au or 0418 101 645


Senior Carnivals

Senior Carnivals are great fun and I encourage you all to have a go at some stage during the season. They are a bit more casual, with the responsibility on the athlete to get themselves to the start line with the correct gear on time. Generally, there is little marshalling compared to the Nippers Carnivals. There is also no age manager to Marshall you and carry your gear, it is up to you. Some Carnivals are Water Only and some carnivals are Beachy Only.

 

I encourage you all to obtain your SRC, which will also be a requirement if you are wanting to compete. SRC also allows you to Patrol. Once you have obtained your SRC you will be issued with your Patrol Uniform, A proud day. To compete at States you will need a certain number of patrol hours throughout the season. 

 

Seniors offer the opportunities to be more social and interact with all seniors as we are one big group. We train together, compete in combined age groups, patrol together and you can participate in as many aspects of the club as you wish. If there is a particular aspect of the club that is of interest to you, talk to me and I can help point you in the right direction. 


 

Communication

Seniors have their own Facebook Page and Team App. Most communication is via Facebook. Please ensure you are members of these 2 social media sites to ensure you receive all of the information for Seniors. 

 

This season we will be looking to organise some events for our seniors and some post-training pizza nights and BBQs.

 

Training will commence as soon as we have the go ahead from the Victorian Government and LSV.


 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing you on the beach.

 

Regards 

Simon Williams

seniorcaptain@morningtonlsc.com.au