Youth @ City
Welcome to Youth @ City. The Youth area of the Club is comprised of the U14s, U15s and U17s. It doesn’t matter if you have done surf club since you were a Nipper or this is your first time, our programme caters for all abilities. The objectives of our Youth programme follow those of the Club – ‘One Club, One Community’. The Youth Committee believe in providing a safe environment where our Youth members can experience as many aspects of the surf club as possible. We provide many opportunities around fitness, fun, friendship, leadership, development and community service.
OUR YOUTH TEAM
Come down and meet the dedicated team of people that run our Youth Program. Learn more about their background and what they bring to our Youth program. Feel free to reach out to the team with any questions you may have.
How We Communicate to You
If you are on Facebook, please search for our group because lots of information gets put on there in between the weekly newsletters. The Facebook group is closed and you have to ask to join, so search for City SLSC Youth. As we send a weekly email, we would like to have the Youth member’s email address (if they have one) so they can start taking responsibility for themselves. We also like to have the parents involved so your email address is important to us.
Sunday Youth Activities
Sunday is the day where the whole club comes together. Youth activities will commence each Sunday at 9:00am for the Club Meeting in the Courtyard followed by the Club Swim. The Club Swim is an important club activity that we encourage all Youth to participate in. There are different course lengths for those that may want to do a short or longer swim.
After the Club Swim, there are planned activities designed to improve fitness, surf and beach skills, whilst having fun. Each Sunday is different but some of activities are the Youth Relays, Champion Lifesaver competition, Amazing Race, a visit to SurfCom and our Wellness Day.
For all members from last year, registrations are due now for the new season. You need to be a member to attend ANY club activities such as training sessions, courses and Sunday morning activities. Follow this link to register for this season http://www.cityofperthslsc.com.au/join-us/
There are many training opportunities for Youth members. The first course is the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). Anyone can do this course but it is primarily designed for the U14s or any U15s new to surf life saving. For all U17s, there is a Bronze Medallion course, this course builds on the skills learnt in your SRC.You must be 15 years of age to sit the exam. There are also First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Training Course (ARTC) and Silver Medallion courses run by SLSWA. Please refer to http://cityofperthslsc.com.au/education/ for more information about courses and how to register. At the beginning of each season there are a few requalification days for members to renew their qualifications for SRC, Bronze Medallion and ARTC, please refer to the weekly club newsletter at the beginning of the season for dates.
There are two great camps on offer to our Youth run by SLSWA. Registration details will be sent out via email.
Rise Up Camp
The Rise Up Camp is designed to cater for 15 and 16 year old members. This camp provides an opportunity for members to participate in a wide range of physical and social activities that will develop personal leadership skills.
Age Group: U17s
Date: 6 – 9 January 2020
Cost: $370.00 per person
Teamwork, Opportunity and Development (TOAD) Camp
The TOAD Camp is a development program open to 13 and 14 year old members. The camp is designed to expose participants to a variety of skills and activities that will enhance and encourage their development within our organisation.
Age Group: U14s and U15s
Venue: Kingstown Barracks, Rottnest Island
Date: 13 – 16 January 2020
Cost: $370.00 per person
City of Perth and Floreat Surf Life Saving Clubs Youth Camp
City of Perth SLSC together with Floreat SLSC are delighted to advise that we will be hosting a Youth Camp.
Age Group: U14s and U17s
Venue: City of Perth SLSC and Floreat SLSC
Date: 13 – 16 January 2020
Cost: $150.00 per person
Closing Date for Registrations Friday 6th December 2019.
Patrols commence in October. For details, go to http://cityofperthslsc.com.au/patrol/ to find your patrol and roster. Remember if you cannot make your patrol you must find a proxy. To help you with this there is a closed Facebook group called City Patrol Proxies. If you have any questions about your patrol, email Graham Wimbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org
The surf club provides many training opportunities in beach running, surf sports, IRB, R&R, first aid, Pool Series and surf boats. Go to the City of Perth SLSC website to see the full training schedule for all levels http://cityofperthslsc.com.au/surf-sports/
YLP is the Youth Leadership Programme.
As a youth member in the U14-U17’s age group, you will take part in a series of activities in your regular Sunday morning club sessions. These aim to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of areas around the SLSWA pillars of Lifesaving, Training and Surf Sports and Club thereby ensuring a varied, interesting and fun experience for you.
There are three levels to the YLP, each of which we expect would take you roughly a season to complete.
In order to “opt-in” to this program, you will need to complete the registration form by clicking on the link Registration Form. Once you have completed the form please hand it to your Age Coordinator.
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a Welcome Letter and YLP Booklet for you to record your service hours.
At the City of Perth SLSC, the Youth Leadership Programme works towards our awards that are presented to successful Youth members at the end of the season. The awards by age group are:
U14s – red polar fleece jacket with name on the back
U15s – Towel with name on
U17s – Bag with name on