FAQs

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PATROL FAQs

What area of the beach do you patrol?

Our Lifeguard team is responsible for patrolling Beaumaris Beach from Ricketts Point to Table Rock. We assist beach patrons and water craft where required throughout the summer patrolling months.

What area of the beach do you patrol?

Our Lifeguard team is responsible for patrolling Beaumaris Beach from Ricketts Point to Table Rock. We assist beach patrons and water craft where required throughout the summer patrolling months.

What are your patrol hours?
Sunday 12th November – 31st December 2022 12 – 17.30
1st January 2023 – 26 Feb 2023 12 – 18.00
4 March 2023 – 25 – April 2023 12 – 17.00

Nippers FAQs

Nippers FAQs 2021/2022

Hello Nipper Parents and Guardians!

Only 1 more day until our 8 week Nippers Season starts at BLSC and we can not wait!
We are so happy to meet you all, to teach your children some essential water skills and for us all to enjoy one of the best beaches we know.¬† Here’s some details you might be needing for Saturday:

Saturday 8th January.
Nippers Start Time – 2pm
Check In – You will need to QR code at the clubhouse and check in your Nipper with the team, so come down a bit earlier so you can get all the Covid requirements done and out of the way.
Parent Volunteers – make yourself known to the team and we’ll be having a briefing up front before the session to welcome all and explain a few Surf Club things.¬† Please complete the online Age Manager course that Tara sent you last week.

What to wear? 

Sunscreen!  
Swimmers/wetsuit.¬† If you don’t have a wetty- there are a few at the club you can borrow for the session.¬† Come on down a bit earlier and you can have a look at them.
Nippers vest & cap Рfor those that have ordered on line Рthese will be ready for collection from 1.30pm on Saturday at the Clubhouse.  
If you’re new and haven’t got one or you’ve grown so much in the last year that yours no longer fits – you’ll need to order one as¬†you have to wear them!¬†
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Caps are $10 and vests are $20.

Nippers Finish time – 3pm (we sometimes run over a little bit because we’re having so much fun)
There are hot showers at the club, so you can rinse off after the session or continue to hang out with your new Nipper friends.  To enter the building you will need to show your Vax cert and wear a mask.

See you at the beach!

Nippers FAQs 2021/2022

Hello Nipper Parents and Guardians!

Saturday 26th November 2022 from 1400- 1530

Only 1 more day until our 8 week Nippers Season starts at BLSC and we can not wait!
We are so happy to meet you all, to teach your children some essential water skills and for us all to enjoy one of the best beaches we know.¬† Here’s some details you might be needing for Saturday:

Saturday 8th January.
Nippers Start Time – 2pm
Check In – You will need to QR code at the clubhouse and check in your Nipper with the team, so come down a bit earlier so you can get all the Covid requirements done and out of the way.
Parent Volunteers – make yourself known to the team and we’ll be having a briefing up front before the session to welcome all and explain a few Surf Club things.¬† Please complete the online Age Manager course that Tara sent you last week.

What to wear? 

Sunscreen!  
Swimmers/wetsuit.¬† If you don’t have a wetty- there are a few at the club you can borrow for the session.¬† Come on down a bit earlier and you can have a look at them.
Nippers vest & cap Рfor those that have ordered on line Рthese will be ready for collection from 1.30pm on Saturday at the Clubhouse.  
If you’re new and haven’t got one or you’ve grown so much in the last year that yours no longer fits – you’ll need to order one as¬†you have to wear them!¬†
https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet3?action=EnterPaymentDetails&communityCode=SLSA&supplierBusinessCode&ActionContextId=nwnyqJWeiF1C_K0XGEyNxw
Caps are $10 and vests are $20.

Nippers Finish time – 3pm (we sometimes run over a little bit because we’re having so much fun)
There are hot showers at the club, so you can rinse off after the session or continue to hang out with your new Nipper friends.  To enter the building you will need to show your Vax cert and wear a mask.

See you at the beach!

What time does Nippers start?

2pm on a Saturdays , depending on the numbers that registered we may have slightly staggered start times. 

Please arrive on time and BEACH READY (in swimsuit or wetsuit, caps, vest and with sun screen on)¬†as the clubrooms won’t be open until 2021. You will be required¬†to book into your session the day before and meet your group in your allocated area outdoors, check into a¬†QR code and hand sanitise.¬†

All equipment is sanitised at the start of the session, each nipper will received a number and this will be their allocated number for the season, each nippers board also has a number and they should only use this board so there is minimal sharing of equipment. 

Parents who are Age Managers will be able to assist in Nippers and others will have to stay on the beach and observe from a distance and listen to directions from our Covid Safety Marshalls. 

Does Nippers run through Winter?

No, Nippers runs from January 8th 2022 for 8 weeks.

Can I leave my children at the beach for Nippers and return to collect them?

No, parents or a guardian are required to remain on the beach during nippers, because of COVID parents are asked to observe their children from the viewing area and keep to socially distancing rules (1.5 Meters apart).  We are also looking for official COVID Marshalls and Age Managers or those who hold their Bronze Medallion to help; please contact our Nippers Coordinators if you want to help.

Children under the age of 12 must be supervised at all times and accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years.

Children who cannot yet swim competently must have an adult, parent or guardian within an arms’ reach.
Water Safety Victoria rules apply to all children around any water environment.

Do you mind if we have an alcoholic beverage whilst Nippers is running?

No alcohol is to be consumed on the beach near any Nipper’s programs. We are a¬†very social club and do have social occasions like our welcome¬†picnics and quiz nights where there is the opportunity to have a drink and socialise.¬†

Please find a spot on the beach well away from Nipper’s activities. Or, if you wish to use the bar facilities upstairs you are welcome to drink on the premises during Nipper’s (BYO only). If you wish to use the bar facilities upstairs you are welcome to drink on the premises during Nippers.

How old do my kids need to be to participate in Nippers?

Children must be 5 years of age to commence our Nippers Program. This is a requirement of Surf Life Saving Australia & Life Saving Victoria together with our insurer.  

Do my kids need to be able to swim to participate in Nippers?

Most children at five years of age have limited experience around the water, whether they attend formal lessons or not.

We require parents to complete an Age Manager Course and accompany young children when we begin water activities as children who cannot yet swim competently must have an adult, parent or guardian within an arms reach.

Water Safety Victoria rules apply to all children around any water environment. Our smallest Nippers spend time mostly in the shallow water but there are some circumstances where we will encourage them to try new activities with the help of a responsible adult, parent or guardian.

Bringing a wetsuit or bathers and getting involved is a great way to encourage your child to join in the fun.

How can I participate in Nippers in the 2021/22?

Having trained and informed teams on the beach for our Nipper events, makes a huge difference to the quality of our training and the safety of our Nippers.  LSV Age Manager / Age Assistant Award Course is for Every Parent who helps out on the beach as Age Assistants. This includes those who are brand new, and those who have been here for a while. 

You will need to be a financial member and present your Victorian Working With Children Check as well as completing a quick online Age Managers course 

Does Nippers run on Christmas and Public holidays?
Does Nippers run on Christmas and Public holidays?
How can I participate in Nippers in the 2021/22?

Having trained and informed teams on the beach for our Nipper events, makes a huge difference to the quality of our training and the safety of our Nippers.  LSV Age Manager / Age Assistant Award Course is for Every Parent who helps out on the beach as Age Assistants. This includes those who are brand new, and those who have been here for a while. 

You will need to be a financial member and present your Victorian Working With Children Check as well as completing a quick online Age Managers course 

Membership FAQs

How do I join?

There are five steps to be completed to join

1. Apply for (and have received prior to application) Working with Children Check Card (every adult member must hold a WWCC to be considered for membership)

2. Online registration for all family members via Surf Life Saving Australia

3. Nominate 2 preferred volunteer days via SLSA payment area
4. Payment of membership fees either within the members area in SLSA or by going to pay.slsa.com.au
5. Apply to join Current Members, in Beaumaris LSC within TeamApp

Step by step instructions for joining are on the following pages and links below:

New members please click here for the steps to join the club.

Renewing members please click here for the steps to renew your membership.
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For further information about membership or any questions please contact our membership co-ordinator at: beaumarislscmembership@gmail.com.

How do I join?

There are five steps to be completed to join

1. Apply for (and have received prior to application) Working with Children Check Card (every adult member must hold a WWCC to be considered for membership)

2. Online registration for all family members via Surf Life Saving Australia

3. Nominate 2 preferred volunteer days via SLSA payment area
4. Payment of membership fees either within the members area in SLSA or by going to pay.slsa.com.au
5. Apply to join Current Members, in Beaumaris LSC within TeamApp

Step by step instructions for joining are on the following pages and links below:

New members please click here for the steps to join the club.

Renewing members please click here for the steps to renew your membership.
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For further information about membership or any questions please contact our membership co-ordinator at: beaumarislscmembership@gmail.com.

How do I renew my membership?

There are five steps to be completed to join

1. Apply for (and have received prior to application) Working with Children Check Card (every adult member must hold a WWCC to be considered for membership)

2. Online registration for all family members via Surf Life Saving Australia

3. Nominate 2 preferred volunteer days via SLSA payment area
4. Payment of membership fees either within the members area in SLSA or by going to pay.slsa.com.au
5. Apply to join Current Members, in Beaumaris LSC within TeamApp

Step by step instructions for joining are on the following pages and links below:

New members please click here for the steps to join the club.

Renewing members please click here for the steps to renew your membership.
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For further information about membership or any questions please contact our membership co-ordinator at: beaumarislscmembership@gmail.com.

How much are memberships?

Family membership: $200.00 ($100.00 is a tax-deductible donation)

Single membership: $40.00

What does my membership include?

‚Äʬ†Enrolment¬†in the Nippers Program for children aged 5-12 years and/or Cadet Program (13-17 year olds)¬†(see info on the¬†Nipper¬†page).

‚ÄĘ Access to the club & facilities during patrol hours (see¬†patrol times¬†here) – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE COVID-19

‚Äʬ†Use of the club showers, change rooms and toilets – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19‚ÄĘ Use of the boards, surf-skis, snorkel equipment, sand toys, etc. – ONLY BOARDS AVAILABLE DURING NIPPERS SESSION

‚ÄĘ Use of the kitchen, upstairs observation room, downstairs hall and Marine Education Centre. – CURRENTLY CLOSED

What is Team App? How does it work?

Team APP is the primary source of communications at Beaumaris Life Saving Club. It enables us to connect effortlessly with our team and club members.

The app is available free to download from iTunes and android. Simply download the app and search for Beaumaris Life Saving Club.

We will approve your request to join and then you can stay connected with our events, news and specialist information today!

CONTACT

Ricketts Point, Beach Road, Beaumaris VIC 3193

(03) 9589 3377

Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm

Sat – Sun: 9am – 1pm‚Äč‚Äč

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Beaumaris Life Saving Club recognises the Traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation in Victoria and extends its respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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