Getting fit is a major part of surf lifesaving and the lifestyle that surrounds it, and Newcastle SLSC members are lucky to have one of the best stretches of coast in NSW to train and exercise on. There are numerous options when it comes to getting started:
Using the gym, change room and surrounding facilities
Paddling a surf ski or a racing mal (a surf board)
Rowing a surf boat
Beach sprints and flags
Racing in the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB or rubber ducky)
There are also a range of opportunities to compete over the course of the season:
Club and social competition, including every Sunday from October to March each year
State competition, culminating in the State Titles in February
National competition, culminating in the National Titles in March
Other events beyond surf lifesaving.
Our members have access to a fully equipped gymnasium daily. To gain access members are eligible for a security key at the Club’s Administration Office. The club also offers a limited number of gym memberships to the wider community without having to patrol.
Equipment is available in each of the disciplines. For further information, contact Steve Cook for Surf Boards, Surf Skis and Boards.
Before competing, senior competitors need to ensure that they are financial and have completed the required number of patrol hours to be able to compete in Club and State Championships.
Active members are required to complete 16 hours of rostered patrol time in the current season (penalty patrol hours do not count towards competition pre-requisites in accordance with SLSA rules)