Club news - 18th Jan

Posted by Spencer Park Admin on Sunday, 24 January 2016

Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club Fortnightly Newsletter 

Happy New Year.  This summer has been great with some hot days.  Unfortunately, drownings during the holiday break have been prolific.  Swimming between the flags is definitely the safest place to swim.  There has been a lot of hours put in by lifeguards all around New Zealand keeping our beaches safe.  A huge thank you to our lifeguards, young and old who have been patrolling our beach on the weekends.  It is all voluntary and they certainly do an amazing job.  Keep up the good work.  As parents, please make sure your children swim between the flags and stay safe in the water.
Club day
There is a club day this Sunday for those not attending the Waikuku Carnival.
Club togs
We wish to remind everyone they need to be wearing club togs if they want to compete for our club.
Kaylene will be at Waikuku on Sunday and will have togs, caps and vests with her if they need them,  alternatively they can text her on 0274298950.
Waikuku Junior Carnival
Sunday 17th at 8am - see you all there and good luck.  If you would like to compete you need to email or text Nicki NOW so entries can be arranged. 
Email surfsports@spencerpark.co.nz
Text   027 626 0990
Nelson Carnival 
We have just been advised the Nelson Carnival is ON.  It is open to all athletesfrom Open down to Under 8's.  What a fantastic venue to have a day in the sun.
Even if you have spoken to Nicki about attending either of these events PLEASE RECONFIRM with her.
The format is:
  • Pool Champs 3pm Saturday 23rd January at Nayland Pool.
  • BBQ available at the pool complex to have team dinner there.
  • Surf Comp 9am Sunday 23th January at Tahuna beach
As the comp is starting later on the Saturday afternoon it gives us the opportunity to travel Saturday morning and only require one night's accommodation.  Please let us know asap if you are attending.  Unless we get a good number athletes wanting to compete it isn't going to be viable for us as a club to attend. 
Email surfsports@spencerpark.co.nz
Text   027 626 0990
ERC's (Eastern Regional champs)
This senior event is being run at Mt Maunganui Saturday 30th & Sunday 31stJanuary and is being attended by Dave, Grace and Millie - we wish you all the best.
K Day
Also a senior event being held at Taylors Mistake on Waitangi Day (Saturday 6thFebruary) to commemorate their centenary.  Senior athletes please keep in touch with your coach.
Junior Twilight Series
These are on Tuesday 9th   16th and 23rd  February.  This is open to all athletes who are participating in week night surf coaching.  As soon as we have details on location and times from Surf NZ we will let you know.
Southern Regional Junior Champs
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th February.  This is a great warm up competition to the Junior Nationals (Oceans 16) and will be held at New Brighton beach.  Further details of timings and age groups will be advised closer to the date.
Southern Regional Senior Champs
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February.  This is a great warm up competition to the Sand Nationals (senior athlete nationals) and will be held at New Brighton beach.  Further details of timings and age groups will be advised closer to the date.
Oceans 16  
This is the Nationals for our junior athletes and is being held at Mt Maunganui from March 3rd to 6th
Canterbury Champs
This is last junior carnival for our season.  These will be held the weekend of 12thMarch.  Please keep both Saturday and Sunday available as the competition events have not yet been confirmed for each day.  It may be the event only runs on the Saturday.
Sand Nationals
This is the senior surf event to close the season.  This year being held at Ohope beach, Whakatane from 17 - 20th March.  Seniors please keep in touch with Dave regarding your training towards this.
IRB Nationals
And this is the final National event to bring the season to a close.  Being held at Papamoa Beach from 2nd - 3rd April 2016.  Good luck to our IRB crews who may be attending.
See you at the beach
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