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Notice August 21, 2019: Pool Rescue Experience

The Pool Rescue experience has been great, many thanks to Steve Corcoran for introducing it to the club
and also to Sean Hendry, Daniel and Jacy Harding from Terrigal SLSC for their experienced coaching.

The 2019 Australian Pool Rescue Championships was a record-breaking carnival before day one had even started with over 600 competitors
converging on the Gold Coast to put their rescue ready skills to the test and compete for a national title.
Pool Rescue is fantastic club community environment with competitors from Nippers to Masters all participating together.

The event is definitely growing in Australia with clubs such as Currumbin Vikings, Terrigal,
BMD Northcliff and Maroochydore having dedicated pool rescue teams that train specifically for the events.
Across the weekend nearly 60 Australian Lifesaving records were broken as well as four World lifesaving records.
Although I didn’t break one myself it was a exciting to compete against the swimmers that did.
I was very happy to get silver in the 40-44 years 200m obstacle, 50m manikin carry and a bronze in the 100m manikin tow w/fins.

Notice August 21, 2019: Sharkskin - Exclusive SLSNSW Member Offer

Sharkskin are offering Surf Life Saving members a 25% discount off the RRP of all Sharkskin products!
To access the discount code visit the SLSA Members Area, click on 'News & Events' and open the Sharkskin offer.

Keep an eye on the News & Events section of the SLSA Members Area for all member offers.

Notice August 21, 2019: Have you Completed the Surf Sports Survey Yet?

Thank you to everyone who has completed the second of our Sports Surveys.
For the process to have maximum benefit, we are urging more members to get involved and send us their responses.
Our survey partner D&M research has used the information from the first survey to develop a more in-depth study.
If you completed the first survey we particularly want to hear from you to refine the feedback we have received.

This second survey is designed to go into greater depth and explore the barriers and drivers for participation in surf sports.
You may find the process a little repetitive, however this research approach will give us
a greater level of insight into how we might structure and present Surf Sports into the future.

Notice August 21, 2019: FSC Branch SLS Annual General Meeting - Sunday 25th August 2019

Reminder - FSC Branch SLS Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 25th August 2019 from 2:00pm at Narooma SLSC.
All positions will be declared vacant and the election of Office Bearers for the 2019/20 season will be conducted.

The AGM will be preceded by the Annual Surf Sports Meeting at 11:00am, and lunch at 1:00pm.

Members wishing to nominate for a Branch position are requested to complete the attached form
and return to no later than COB on Monday 19th August 2019.

Notice August 21, 2019: We're about making sport safe, fair and inclusive - so we want to know what you think?

What do you think will make sport SAFE, FAIR and more INCLUSIVE in the future?
What should Sport Australia priority areas of focus be?

If you could give us 5 minutes of your time to help shape our future - that would be fantastic.

Notice August 21, 2019: Get Running Broulee - Moruya Town to Surf Fun Run - Sunday 8 September 2019

The annual 8km fun run starts at 9:00am in Moruya Riverside Park and travels along South Head Road to Moruya SLSC.
This event is for competitors of all ages, a great community event and Moruya SLSC's major fundraiser.
More information and entry link can be found on the club's website:

Broulee Members - please support this important fund raiser for the Moryua Club.
Many of their members support our swim in March, lets recipricate and support their run.

Notice August 21, 2019: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet at North Broulee Every Sunday 9:30 am (Meet at the toilet block).
Newcomer Clare swam with Anita who has returned from a long spell and enjoyed this weeks swim
with 12 others while Cherise was a sneaky late entry.
The water was a tad warmer as my feet didn't need defrosting at the end.
Perhaps 15?
The fins were ditched as the contions were fairly flat with an annoying little wind chop at the start
and it was a wee bit cloudy but conditions soon improved the further we went north.
Wendy was liking it even more when the sun occasionally peeked out from behind the clouds.
She was flying and I had trouble keeping up with the little mermaid!
About halfway, I was investigating a rather large, brown, solitary blubber jelly
that had a number of small neon tetras (that didn't have the pretty neon bits.
I don't know what they are) hiding amongst the short, fat tentacles in a lovely symbiotic floating hotel
when all of a sudden Steve nearly headbutted it, closley followed by Al in a swim-stop chain reaction.
You people need to watch where you're going!
No wonder Jason wasn't there.
He's packed it in and headed for the snow.
Where I'm jealous to hear conditions are awesome...
However, lovely Erin was filling in just fine on a surf board and was taking some great pics on her underwater camera.
She captured a Fiddler Ray that was trying to camouflage itself under some sand and a lone circling pelican.
Great job Erin.
There was quite a lot of underwater wildlife this week.
I even thought I saw a seal near the rocks but it was just Dan doing his turn around, again.
We missed young Mitchell on the board.
What a nice way to start the day.
See you next week.

Be seen in PINK.
Pink singlets are available from the Club Boutique.
Any High Vis Singlet Acceptable.

Notice August 21, 2019: Reminders

  • Reminder PARKING IN THE SURF CLUB COMPOUND - show extreme care!
    Drive no faster than walking pace & pedestrians have right of way at all times.
  • South Brou Cafe
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for Friday night Specials
    and also our extended Summer hours.
    South Brou Café Opening hours
    Thursday to Monday 8:30am - 2:00pm (Closed on Friday nights until Daylight Saving resumes)
  • Football Tipping 2019
    Questions re NRL Footy Tipping see Gordon.
    Questions re AFL Footy Tipping see Kevin.
  • Nipper News
    Families can apply for a second $100 Active Kids voucher this year.
    These vouchers can be used towards your Club nippers fees.
    Please contact the Club on if you wish to use your vouchers.
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers
    The Broulee Brass Monkeys meet at the toilet block on North Broulee at 9:30am every Sunday.

Notice August 21, 2019: Community News

Notice August 14, 2019: Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Workshop

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting Suicide Prevention Workshops at Ulladulla and Moruya.
There is no charge to attend these workshops.
The program helps participants recognise when a person may be having thoughts of suicide,
and provides strategies to intervene and assist them.
If you know of any individuals or groups who may be interested in attending one of these workshops
please ask them to register using these links:

Ulladulla, Tuesday 17th September - Half day workshop 11.00am – 3.30pm
Moruya, Wednesday 18th September - Full day workshop 9.00am – 4.00pm

The training is open to community members aged over 18 years.
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance as well as support materials.
Lunch will be provided at Ulladulla workshop and Morning Tea will be provided at Moruya workshop.
Please ensure that you only book if you genuinely intend to attend as catering is costly and seating is limited.
Non-attendance in the past has reduced the opportunities for others to attend.
Ross Durkin | Trainer/Assessor, Wesley Suicide Prevention Services | (02) 9857 2659 | 0436 117 301
Wesley Mission | Norman Cull Building, 3 Dalmar Place Carlingford 2118

Notice August 7, 2019: Managing Sharks - Opinion Survey

To Whom It May Concern, I’m writing to invite you to give your thoughts on the best approaches to managing sharks.
Here is a link to a survey that takes about 6 to 10 minutes:
The researchers Associate Professor Peter Simmons and Dr Michael Mehmet from Charles Sturt University
are seeking opinions from people with all levels of knowledge and diverse interests in the beach and ocean.

Many people are interested in sharks and their management and would like to express their views.
We would be grateful if you could forward the by email, post on your Facebook page or website, or otherwise share the link.
Thank you very much on behalf of our project.
Rachel Murray
Research Officer
P: 0432 475 733

Notice August 7, 2019: Footy Tipping News

Reminder The Combined AFL and NRL Tipping Presentation night is the 14/9/2019 6:00pm kick off.
Let me know asap if you intend to bring a partner.
Also, if you have any dietary requirements that I may need to consider.

Notice August 7, 2019: Not Just Surf Lifesavers - Writers As Well

Congratulations to a few of our Club members who were recently announced as finalists in the Mayor's Writing Competition.
* 7- 9 years - Maison Heane, and Rosie McPartland
* 13 - 15 years - Jake Brogan
Rosie was also awarded the Overall Competition winner!
Well done!

Notice August 7, 2019: Branch Administration Officer - Far South Coast

Please note that applications for Branch Administration Officer - Far South Coast close today, 07/08/2019.
Follow the link to the SLS NSW website for application details.

Should you require an extension please contact Tony Rettke, FSC Branch President on 0427 941 467.
Sue Hunt
Director of Administration
FSC Branch SLS

Notice August 7, 2019: Reminder Beach to Bush Presenter Registrations Now Open!

The Beach to Bush program is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving
and has been delivered to rural NSW schools for 25 years!
We're now looking for enthusiastic volunteer lifesavers who are ready to share their passion and teach kids all about beach safety.
This year we'll be travelling around Canberra, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Orange, Bathurst and Tamworth from 18 - 22 November.
Register your interest today and teach rural communities how to safely enjoy our coastline!
Register Your Interest.

Notice August 7, 2019: Far South Coast Paddlers News

Hi All, Thanks to all who braved the fresh start in Moruya today!
Thanks to Callum Elliott for time keeping.
Look forward to catching you all for the 5th and final Round Saturday 7th September in Tomakin followed by BBQ and presentation.
Scott & Dylan

Notice July 31, 2019: Broulee SSLSC Welcomes New President and Committee at AGM

A well attended AGM welcomed David Law as our new Club President at the club's Annual General Meeting last Saturday.
Outgoing President, Al Veness, gave a big thank you to Darren Browning and Karen Senior for their years of service on the Committee.
Mick Lambert then spoke to the meeting, summarising and thanking Al for his long service to the Club over many years.
Al is remaining on the Committee as our Vice President.
Thank you Al.

The 2019/20 Broulee SSLSC Committee:
President: David Law
Vice President: Allan Veness
Secretary: Wendy Law
Minutes Secretary: Rob Wildman
Treasurer: Lynda McKay
Club Captain: Andrew Edmunds
Vice Club Captain: Andrew Mizzi/Kirsty Campbell (joint)
First Aid Officer: Melinda Brogan
House Captain: Kerry Evans
Chief Training Officer: Wendy Law
Work, Health & Safety Officer: Wendy Law
Radio Officer: Wendy Law
IRB Captain: Peter McKay
Gear Steward : John Costin
Registrar: Cherise Walker
Maintenance Officer: Peter Halkett
Boat Captain: Claire Forbes
Broulee Boutique: Todd Hayward
Safeguarding Children Officer: John Edmunds
Race Secretary: Darren Drewsen
Club Committee Members: Geoff Wells, Steven Corcoran and Jason Domeny
Branch Delegates: Melinda Brogan and Gordon Harris

Notice July 31, 2019: Broulee Trainers and Assessor Complete Professional Development

Like all lifesavers, our Broulee Trainers and Assessor must complete Professional Development and upgrade their qualifications.
Al Veness, Mick Lambert and Gary Pettigrove completed two days at Mollymook Surf Club
to complete an upgrade module to their Certificate IV.
The Module was the TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment tool unit over the two days.
The Unit had 8 assessment tasks to complete.
This was a challenge for all of the participants.

The Broulee Assessors are up to date and ready for Summer.
They all passed the course.
Well done!
Photo of Course participants attached.

Thanks to Jo Massey from NSW State Centre for coordinating the course and
for Graham Neville from WEA Tafe College for conducing this course.

Notice July 31, 2019: Surf Sports Survey Phase Two

Last month we undertook phase one of a Surf Sports member feedback survey.
The outcomes of the survey have helped our research partners D&M Research to develop a more in-depth survey
that will give us even greater insight into the drivers and barriers for participation in Surf Sports at all levels.
We encourage you to complete the survey.

Notice July 31, 2019: Beach to Bush Presenter Registrations Now Open!

The Beach to Bush program is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving
and has been delivered to rural NSW schools for 25 years!
We're now looking for enthusiastic volunteer lifesavers who are ready to share their passion and teach kids all about beach safety.
This year we'll be travelling around Canberra, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Orange, Bathurst and Tamworth from 18 - 22 November.
Register your interest today and teach rural communities how to safely enjoy our coastline!
Register Your Interest

Notice July 31, 2019: Exclusive SLSNSW Member Offer

The Sydney Swans invites SLSNSW members into their footy family with this fantastic ticket offer!
$35 single reserved seats or $60 family passes (admits 4).*
For groups of 10 or more contact Paul Humphries on (02) 9339 9197.
Use the password SLSNSW online at Ticketek to take advantage of this great offer at any of the three remaining home games:
· Rd 17 Vs Carlton - Saturday 13 July, 1:45pm
· Rd 19 Vs Geelong - Sunday 28 July, 3:20pm
· Rd 23 Vs St Kilda - Date and time TBC

*T & C’s: A Service and Handling Fee of $6.75 may apply.
Limit of 10 passes per transaction
Offer valid on reserved seats only, excluding Grandstand Category 1 and Concourse Category 1.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Only valid at Sydney Swans 2019 regular season home matches, played at the SCG.

Notice July 16, 2019: Broulee 5th at SLS NSW Pool Rescue Championships

Well done to the 10 Broulee Surfers competitors at the SLS NSW Pool Rescue Championships at Woy Woy on the weekend.
Pool rescue events involve rescuing manikins and live patients using various equipment including rescue
tubes, fins, ropes - and in one event with no equipment at all - in the fastest time possible.
The Nippers (Harrison, Emma, Lily, Nathan, Hugo, Cameron and Kate) had a great day, with a number of top 10 finishes.
All the details are at
On Sunday, the Masters (Todd, Judy and Steve) combined to place Broulee Surfers 5th overall
in Masters after Bondi, Shelly Beach, Terrigal and Umina.
Mainly due to the fantastic swims by Todd, placing 2nd in 4 events
and combining with Steve for 3rd in the line throw team event.
See Attached Pics.
Judy also gained points in 4 events.
Thanks to Scott, Emma, Harrison, Steve and Judy for helping with timekeeping, pool setting, and manikin handling duties.
Thanks also to Dan and Jacy Harding for the awesome training sessions to prepare our team,
and to Sean Hendry from SLSNSW who came to Canberra for our training day.

Notice July 16, 2019: Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Thank You Volunteers.
The eighth annual Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim was conducted on Sunday 10 March 2019
and was a tremendous success due in no small way to all the wonderful volunteers who helped on the day.
The day was a huge success with participation increasing to 413 swimmers. Conditions were perfect for ocean swimming with a small wave which made it easier for most swimmers to complete the course.
The water was very clear and warmest ever at 21.5C.

The event was sponsored by Hotondo Homes (Principal Darren Phillips) as the major sponsor
and we were supported by a larger number of local sponsors.
Hotondo Homes are in the first of their third three-year major sponsorship agreement.

This year we also supported a charity (Make A Wish Foundation) and together with Hotondo’s huge promotional
and fundraising efforts, we raised over $8000 for Make A Wish.

The swimmer’s feedback was good this year although we had some major issues with the presentation
and getting the right results on paper to hand out the prizes to the correct swimmers.
The committee have learnt much from this years event and this won't happen again.
Your contribution helped the event raise over $10,000, with the funds split
between the Broulee Surf Life Saving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association.
The whole Broulee community were the winners on the day.

Notice July 9, 2019: National Surfboat Rankings Released

he Broulee surfboats have ranked highly in the National rankings released this week.
* Over 160 Women are ranked as No. 2 (Vix Fischer, Robyn Trenton, Susan McKeag, Belynda McNaughton and Brenda Lofthouse)
* Over 120 Women are ranked as No. 3 (Claire Forbes, Jaymi Bowyer, Annie McAppion, Teresa Comacchio, Jackie Jones)
* Over 180 Men are ranked as No. 4 (Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunney, Peter Shaw, Steve Moore)
* Reserve Women are ranked as No. 25
* Open Women are ranked as No. 31 (Claire Forbes, Jaymi Bowyer, Annie McAppion, Teresa Comacchio, Jackie Jones)
All Broulee crews are congratulated on a fine year in Surfboats and acknowledgement
of the 15 plus hours per week you spend on training in and out of the boat.

Broulee plans to have at least three crews in the next George Bass surfboat marathon
(190km in 7 days) and the rowers are in training now.

Notice June 18, 2019: FSC Branch Presentation

Broulee Surfers SLSC hosted the Far South Coast Branch Presentation at the Tomakin club last Saturday.
130 people attended and Broulee members took up two large tables.
The Broulee club thanks the Tomakin Club for a great night, the food was amazing.

Broulee Club had a great night, winning the Jack Beale Trophy as senior competition winners for the season.
The final point score was:
1st BROULEE: 2209 points
2nd TATHRA: 1457 points
3rd MORUYA: 603 points

Darren Browning filled the Jack Beal cup with celebratory liquid which all Broulee members in attendance
partook in the celebration of a great competition season.
Well done Broulee.

Broulee members congratulate Wendy Law on the award of Branch Person of the Year
in recognition of her efforts and contribution at both Club and Branch level.
We all agree that you are amazing Wendy and we appreciate your contribution to Broulee Surfers SLSC and Surf Life Saving.

Al Veness (Club President) was an apology as he is travelling overseas so Gary Pettigrove (Vice President)
made the welcoming address to guests, branch life members and fellow lifesavers and their partners.

A great night was held by all.
Thanks to Wendy Jason, Catherine, Gary and Jenny for setting up the decorations at the Tomakin club.

Notice June 18, 2019: New Toilet Door Sign

For those that haven’t noticed.
Greg McKay has quietly updated the Clubs’ toilet door sign - see attached.
Thanks Greg, it looks fantastic.

Notice June 12, 2019: 2019 Australian Lifeguard Service NSW

Recruitment Now Open!
All potential Lifeguards please note, Eurobodalla Council has opened tenders
for Lifeguarding Services to our beaches again this coming summer season.
ALS will be submitting a tender, as will I'm sure the current contractor (the Blue Shirts).
The successful tenderer won't be known for a while yet so you may wish to apply for a position under both organisations.

Australian Lifeguard Service NSW - Recruitment Now Open!
With over 330 positions available across 90 locations, the ALS is encouraging Surf Lifesavers
to apply as a means of offering local employment, building stronger relationships with clubs
and providing opportunities for club members to develop leadership and lifesaving skills as;
* Lifeguard Supervisors
* Season Staff
* Casual Staff

Notice June 12, 2019: 2019 Midford NSW Board Riding Championships

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the following venue and date for the 2019 Midford NSW Board Riding Championships.
Midford NSW Board Riding Championships (.pdf, 145Kb)

Notice June 6, 2019: Surf Life Saving Review Of Core Lifesaving Awards

Surf Life Saving is reviewing its core lifesaving awards – the Surf Rescue Certificate and the Bronze Medallion.
See attached review questions.
Surf Life Saving Review Of Core Lifesaving Awards (.pdf, 234Kb)
Please contribute if you can.

Notice May 28, 2019: Mystery Woman Reviews Our 40th Anniversary

Celebration Ball - Review Attached
Winter Ball Review (.pdf, 56Kb)
A wonderful Review of last weeks Ball is attached.
The Review was written for me by a Mystery Woman, who is this Mystery Woman?

Notice May 22, 2019: 40th Anniversary Celebrations A Wonderful Success

Unfortunately, because of the federal election, I and many others were forced to miss the celebrations.
However, I've been told both the Founders & Life Members night and the Ball were a smashing success.
Congratulations to all involved in the organising of these events.

Notice May 22, 2019: Safeguarding children and young people – the role of the Code of Conduct

Did you know that each year when you sign your membership form you are agreeing to follow the SLSA Codes of Conduct?
Our Club is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in Surf Life Saving.
One way we do this is by ensuring that our members behave in a way which creates a safe, positive and inclusive environment.
Surf Life Saving’s Codes of Conduct represent the minimum standards of member behaviour and must be complied with at all times.
Both of these Codes can be found in the SLSA Member Protection Policy.
Please take the time to remind yourself of what is included in the Codes of Conduct,
especially the ?Code of Conduct for People in Positions of Authority when Dealing with Children
or Young People which has been developed recently by SLSA to support the Safeguarding Children
and Young People Program being rolled-out this season.

Notice May 22, 2019: Far South Coast Paddlers News

What a great way to kick off the first round of the 2019 winter series.
Sunshine, good tides, great results, and even a new course record! (Hot lap Stenhouse!).
Thanks everyone for a great morning on the water.
Attached are the adjusted race results. (Thanks Daz)
Winter Ski Results (.pdf, 158Kb)
Apologies in the delay.
Please note the first email listed the 2nd paddle at Moruya on the 1st June.
This has been moved to Saturday 8th June.
Anyone up for a paddle challenge should check out the Burrill race Saturday 1st June.
This is a great day for all levels, with a range of race distances hosted by PaddleNSW and Makai crew.
Hope to catch you there! Full details including registration are here.

Look forward to catching you all at the next round at Moruya on Saturday 8th June.
It will be an 8:00am on the water start.
Other dates for the series are:

5th Round - Saturday 7th September - Tomakin

Scott & Dylan

Notice May 15, 2019: Notice May 15, 2019: Search and Rescue Exercise

Moruya pool is currently open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 1pm and 4pm for lap swimming.
Mention Broulee SSLSC when you go along, or even better, get a training group together!

Notice May 1, 2019: Club Presentations & Awards

Last Saturday over 80 members enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating another excellent year for Broulee.
Congratulations to all award recipients for your dedication and commitment throughout the season.
Well deserved one and all!
* SWIM AWARD: Dan Beby: Runner up: Arusha Chew
* CADET AWARDS: Ryle Schuchmann and Sierra Chew
o Patrol 1 - Benjamin Nicholas
o Patrol 2 - Greg Leach
o Patrol 3 - Nat Browning
o Patrol 47- Orca - Jason Domeny
o Patrol 5 - Jenny Taylor
o Patrol 6 - Dave Hogden
o Patrol 7 - Don Szell
o Patrol 8 - Deb Bailey
* 5 YEARS OF 100% PATROL: Ted Pettigrove, Karen Senior & Gab Smith
* ANZAC- ETERNAL SPIRIT AWARD: Griffin Braves Crew: Vikki Fischer, Brenda Lofthouse,
Susan McKeag, Belynda McNaughton, Robyn Trenton & Gary Pettigrove
* PATROLLERS OF THE YEAR: Jason Domeny & Caroline Smith
* JUNIOR ACHIEVERS OF THE YEAR: Craig Senior & Jessica Campbell
* CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR - Steve Corcoran

Notice May 1, 2019: Ski News The Winter Ski Series is back for 2019!

The Winter Ski Series is back for 2019!
The same format as last year with one new location.
The first round will be at Tomakin on Saturday 4th May.
It will be an 8am on the water start.
Other dates for the series are:
1st Round - Saturday 4th May - This Saturday at Tomakin
2nd Round - Saturday 1st June - Moruya
3rd Round - Saturday 6th July - Burrill Lake
4th Round - Saturday 3rd August - Moruya
5th Round - Saturday 7th September - Tomakin

Looking forward to another great Winter of paddling!
See you at Tomakin for the first round.
FSC Paddlers

Notice April 15, 2019: 100% Patrollers

Jackets All Past Recipients – Get Those Jackets Returned NOW - This Weekend.
All past recipients of the 100% Patrollers Jackets who are eligible for the award again this season
(see updated page) are asked to return their (cleaned) jackets to the club no latter than this weekend
so that this seasons award can be embroidered on.
Jackets can be returned to the Club during Patrols and left in the Patrol Room.
(Please ensure the jackets are clean and have your name clearly marked on the label or on paper pinned to the jacket).
New & past 100% Patrollers jackets will be presented to recipients at the Presentation Day on Saturday 27th April.

Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim The Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers is growing from strength to strength,
with a record number of swimmers of over 400.
The Club, the Community Association and, for the first this year, the Make-a-Wish Team
will all benefit from this very successful event staged by the Broulee community.

This success would not be possible without your help. Race Director, Gary Petigrove,
and the organising committee offer a huge thank you to Team Broulee for pitching in
and making the Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim a great event again.
A crew of helpers were at the club before the sparrows woke to get the buoys ready for the IRB drivers and Crew.
The Registration Team were in place soon after to register everyone and help out the late comers.
Our water safety team hit the water around 8:30am to ensure all our swimmers were safe.
Our race starter, timekeepers and recorders did their best, despite the huge numbers
(a new timing system may be necessary in future and we may need an electronic timer
- all swimmers wearing a micro chip) if the event continues to grow.
Then the clean up crews did a sterling job packing all the gear away.
In the mean time, our BBQ boys & gal were cooking up a storm, and the bar was doing a roaring trade.

Thank you to all our Broulee SSLSC Members and friends, and to the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association
for helping to make the 2019 Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Swim a success again.
Thankyou also to the Batemans Bay Yacht Club for the loan of their large marker buoys.

Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results

We had 413 swimmers this year, a record and 80 above the 2018 swim.
Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results (.pdf, 103Kb)

Notice March 13, 2019: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver!

See the Full Story Attached: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver! (.pdf, 71Kb)
For those of you who don’t know Xade, Xade is in the Under 9s Canberra/Broulee Nippers.
Recently, Xade displayed maturity and courage beyond a lot of adults, in saving the life of a toddler at a Canberra pool.
Xade had come across a toddler lying under the water – he observed that no one was watching,
and subsequently picked her up and helped her get to the edge of the pool.
Broulee SSLSC is very proud of you Xade, well done!!

Notice March 13, 2019: Great New Video Series Produced by Surfing NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW

Last year, Surf Life Saving NSW and Surfing NSW signed a historic agreement,
the first since the 1960s, to work together to improve water safety by empowering surfers
to perform rescues where lifeguards aren't available.
This represents a good example of how the Broulee Surfers started 40 years ago when they founded BSSLSC - A need recognised by surfers.

Notice March 6, 2019: South Coast Boat Series Winners Broulee

Three Broulee surfboat crews competed in the fourth round of South Coast Boat Series at Shellharbour last Saturday.
The conditions were windy and in a swell increasing during the day from Cyclone Oma.

In great results, the Broulee crews all won their divisions on the day.
The Broulee Capitals won the open women.
The Broulee Griffin Braves won the Masters Women and the Broulee Mixed Grill won the Masters men’s division.

The best news is that the Broulee Crews also announced as series winners in their three divisions.

The Broulee Capitals crew of Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Commicchio and Claire Forbes
won the Open Women’s boat series ahead of the Coogee and North Cronulla crews.
The Broulee Griffin Braves crew of Robyn Trenton, Susan McKeag, Vikki Fischer and Brenda Lofthouse
won the Masters Women’s series ahead of Tartha and Mollymook crews.
The Broulee Mixed Grill crew of Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw
won the Masters Men’s series ahead of Gerringong and Mollymook.

Congratulations to the Broulee Surfboat crews.
Two World Championship medals, a ASRL Open medal and now three South Coast series wins.

Notice February 13, 2019: Australian Surfboat Rowers League Open Championships

See The Great You Tube Videos Attached.
The ASRL Open championships were held at Elouera NSW last weekend.
Broulee entered 3 crews 4 Divisions.
The results for Broulee were excellent:
* Masters Over 40 Women’s, had the Broulee Griffin Braves win the silver medal.
The crew of Brenda Lofthouse, Vikki Fischer, Susan McKeag and Robyn Trenton raced well to come second in this division.
* Masters over 45 men, had the Broulee Mixed Grill come fifth in the final.
The crew of Pete Shaw, Steve Moore, Jeff Dunne and Morgan Freemantle raced well in the final to be second with 40m to go to the
finish line when all other crews caught a wave to catch us and the sprint to the line saw Broulee finish 5th in a tight finish.
* The Reserve women’s division saw two Broulee crews racing.
The Broulee Capitals Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Comacchio and Claire Forbes
and the Masters crew Griffin Braves raced in this division.
Both crews qualified through the round robin rounds and were both drawn in the same Elimination final heat.
Unfortunately both crews were eliminated in this 7 boat heat.
* The Masters men Mixed Grill also entered the reserve men’s division
and battled the large surf and raced well but failed to make it past the round robin races.

Congratulations to all Broulee crews and well done to the Griffin Braves on their excellent medal.
Looking good for the Australian Championships in April 2019 at Broadbeach QLD.
Below are a selection of internal boat videos (GoPro) and external live streaming videos (ASRL) of our surfboat races.
2019 ASRL videos:
160 Women Masters Griffin Braves Round 3
180 Men Masters Mixed Grill Round 2 and
Reserve Women (Capitals) Round 3

Notice February 13, 2019: SLS Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People

Attached is the latest guidelines from SLS regarding safeguarding children & young people.
Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People (.pdf, 666Kb)
It covers what we, as a Club should be aware of, and doing in this area.
Please read it in conjunction with the online training course that is now available.

Notice February 6, 2019: Working With Children (WWC)

A reminder to all coaches, Age Managers and Water Safety members, club policy
is that you must complete the full NSW WWC check by completing the section online
and then attending the Roads & Maritime Office with your ID.
This is also a FSC requirement for carnival water safety.

Notice February 6, 2019: Welcome to the Surf Life Saving Australia online store

Home to SLSA’s official branded merchandise, the store stocks a range of other items
selected for their relevance to surf lifesavers and tested to be rescue-ready.
Go to:
If you have any comments about the store or suggestions for new additions to our range,
please email us at

Notice January 15, 2019: Andrew Constance MP Bega Announces a Building Grant of $350,000 for Broulee SLSC

On the morning of Friday 11th January 2019 a group of members gathered at the surf club
to meet with our local member Andrew Constance MP for Bega (see attached Pics).
Andrew announced that the Broulee Clubhouse building infrastructure submission
had been successful and that $350,000 was granted to the club to enable the extension project to commence in 2019.

The news was warmly received by President Al Veness and Secretary Wendy Law,
and lots of loud appreciative noise from the Broulee members in attendance.
Al thanked Andrew for coming to inform the Club of the grant success
and he looks forward to completing the next stage of the improvements to the club house.

Andrew thanked the Broulee Club and its members for its excellent life saving services
and in assisting to make the beaches a safe and welcome place for the swimming and surfing public.

Stay tuned for more developments.

Notice January 9, 2019: Surf Club Bar News - Important

A reminder to all our patrons, entry to the bar area of the club is restricted to our Duty Managers only.
To work behind the bar, you must hold a Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certificate (RSA).
Our Duty Managers have their RSA and have offered their time to assist with managing the bar.
Until you have completed an RSA Course and been accepted by Club Management as a Duty Manager,
you can not enter the bar area.
This is a legal requirement and we could lose our Liquor Licence if not enforced.
This requirement applies at all times, whether during Friday night drinks,
at a function or during after Patrol Drinks.
Thank you all for your cooperation.

Notice January 9, 2019: Spike in Drownings Throughout Australia

This Christmas/New Year period has sadly seen a spike in drownings throughout Australia.
Last year, 249 people drowned in Australia, 87 in NSW alone and of these 19% were at the beach.
Many of these drownings occurred because swimmers were caught in a Rip Current.
Our patrollers may be able to identify a Rip and know what to do if caught in a Rip,
however many of our non patrollers, their families and friends may not know.
Rips need not be dangerous if you do not panic and you know what to do.
In fact, our swimmers often love Rips because it can get them out the back of the break easily and quickly.
Have a look at the two U-Tube clips below to help you identify a Rip and what to do if caught in a Rip.
Please pass the clips on to friends and family who may not be familiar with beach safety.

How to Spot A Rip Current:

How To Survive a Rip Current: