Hi Longy family,

COVID has put a spin on everything in our lives, and it looks like SLS education will be another item affected by it. The good news is that the Longy Education team is full steam ahead with getting themselves up to speed on how we will run education within the club this season. On Wednesday evening Long Reef Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate trainers attended an induction on the new syllabus for this season. Some exciting changes are taking place, and the learning process is updated and modernised. We now have an online course manual (continuously kept up do date) and a learning app, and candidates can earn badges and medals for participation. The course consists of 10 modules, 6 for SRC candidates and all 10 for BM candidates. The infographic below gives you a brief outline.

We are still not 100% clear on what training will look like this year but rest assured we are doing all we can to get a clear understanding of best practices so we can ensure the safety of both our candidates and trainers.

Please contact me on chief.instructor@longreef.com if you would like me to add you to the waitlist for our training this season. We hope to run a Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, IRB Crew, IRB Driver and First Aid course this season. As I am sure you will understand, numbers are limited by both our temporary clubhouse facility and COVID proximity rules, so please be patient with us. 

Please share the following details when sending through your request to be added to the waitlist:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Email
  • Mobile
  • Course you would like to do

We as an education team look forward to being back on the beach with you soon.

Thanks and kind regards

Chris Pienaar, Chief Training Officer – Long Reef SLSC 

Builders Wanted

We are looking for a few more handy people within the club to help us build the interior fit out of our temporary club facility (aka the Shed). If you are good with power tools, feeling strong and would like to get involved, please drop a line to Chris via admin@longreef.com. And for those of you who noticed that the floor plan was missing in last week’s newsletter, here it is in this week’s edition.

Patrol Roster Published

Our Club Captain, Courtney, has finalised the patrol roster for the 2020/2021. You can access it on the Longy website – https://longreef.com/patrol-information-2/  The first patrol will be run on Saturday, 26 September, when all patrol captains will come together to discuss the season ahead, as well as any changes in procedures, especially in light of COVID.

Nippers Update

Hi there Nippers & Cadets – this SLS Season, due to COVID, our Junior Activities (Nippers & Cadets) are strictly limited with age group sizes, as we are abiding by SLS and NSW COVID Guidelines, and the SLS Return to Sport Plan.

This means we have had to reduce the amount of Nippers and Cadets that we can have at any one time. We reached capacity within our first round of Nipper Membership renewals and have had to sadly close Nipper Registrations. 

We wish we could include everyone! We hope you understand that we are following the NSW & SLS COVID Safety plan. We know this might cause disappointment – and trust us, we disappointed too!

Be sure to check back with us next season.

Sea Monkeys Paddle Home from Manly

A few weeks ago, a fearless and highly motivated bunch of Longy Sea Monkeys paddled from the southern end of Manly beach all the way back to Longy, using the club’s rescue boards. Calm seas and a moderate breeze helped the group accomplish their challenge well under three hours. The arrival was filmed by a drone expertly piloted by our very own Cassie Lock. Stay tuned for some awesome footage coming soon! 

2019/2020 Annual Report

You can access the 2019/2020 Annual report on our website. It contains a great collection of past season summaries from our management committee members who represent the different functions and sections of our club. You will also find in there some great photos of Longy members in action. To access the report, please click here