Training Schedule

The Surf Sports team have made significant changes to the training opportunities for all members of the club.  Age, skill level and fitness level… we have it covered! The full training schedule can be found below. There is most certainly something for everyone!

The Albany SLSC aim:

  • to promote a consistent training presence and activity focus at the club over the weekend at regular timeslots – commencing on Friday night, followed by Saturday morning, and capped by the traditional Sunday club competition day – in order to maximise participation and build group training and club social momentum.
  • to provides a range of options within a condensed three day window to suit the wider availability opportunities for members. This program also  aims to establish and promote Saturday morning as a ‘club training’ session and an environment which encourages self-guided (and generally uncoached) group training, being well supported by the regular attendance of senior and experienced youth members conducting own training.
  • to provide opportunity for occasional technical skills sessions and any professional coaching clinics. These will be advertised once confirmed.
  • to engage new members to the range of possibilities within surf sports and skills development by taking the opportunity of running a number of activities side by side.
  • to provide opportunities to target specific training for upcoming events which are either external and typically well supported by the club (Rotto Swim, Busso Swim), or itself run by the club (NYE Swim, Albany Surf Craft Challenge).

Weekly Training

Albany SLSC provide a number formalised group training sessions. Details on upcoming events can be found below in the Training Schedule.

Boats: Weekdays on rolling basis @Midds & Kalgan River*
Boards: Weekdays on a rolling basis @Midds, Weekends @Midds/other beaches**
Ski: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00am and 6:30am @Midds, Oyster Harbour or Kalgan
Ski: Saturday 7:00am @Midds
Ironman: Saturday 6:30am @Midds
Swim: Monday & Wednesday 6:30am @Midds
Swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6am @ ALAC
Swim: Tuesday & Thursday 7pm***
Run: Monday & Wednesday 7am @Centennial Athletics Track****

* see Boat Captain / Team for further information on how to join a boat crew
** intermediate-advanced competition focus, see Board Captain for further info
*** private swim squad, see Swim Captain for further info
**** part of a wider multi-week program initiative run privately by club member

    Training Guide

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    Mixed Training

    Mixed Training = Run, Swim, Board, Ski, Rowing, Multis / Combinations

    This may comprise either standalone discipline training eg Boats or Skis, or mixed discipline Ironman or Cameron training which is regularly undertaken by members regularly on a Saturday morning.  Informal and uncoached, and sometimes limited to teams (eg a training Boat Crew), it will represent a valuable opportunity for all members to undertake own training in the company and with the support of other club members.

    For some members This may also take the form of the Competition Board Training group which will again be led by Dean Symmans this year.  Note a second Beginners Board Training group may be commenced during the season depending on demand and coaching availability.

    Start Times

    For discipline training sessions please arrive 15min earlier than stated for setup.  For mixed format involving skis, boats or other water draft, we recommend 30min prior for setup and warmup. 

    Friday Trainings

    Fridays will aim to accommodate at least two options or ‘arenas’ to cater for all abilities and interests.  Eg aim to maintain a regular ski training session for those unable to participate in specific run, swim or boat legs of the Friday night feature.  However these features will be structured for broad participation by using mixed and shortened legs, and emphasis on participation.

    Run Swim Run, Taplin, Cameron

    Run Swim Run = 500m Run, 400m Swim, 400m Swim unless noted otherwise

    Taplin = Swim, Run, Board, Run, Board, Run, Swim, Run

    Cameron = Swim, Run, Board, Run

    Club Handicap Swim

    Swim where noted first on the program is assumed to be the Club Handicap Swim. This will be swim either as a stand alone first part of the Youth / Senior Program, or as the first leg of a continuous multi i.e. requiring competitors to continue directly from the swim generally to run to the next station leg / transition.  This will require points program to swim the handicap swim, together.   This format is to ensure the continued viability and support of the Club Swim.  It will require the Club Swim move to a 7:30am start time.

    Upcoming Events

    tue26jan4:00 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    fri29jan5:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    fri29jan5:00 pmRyde RunAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Senior,Social,Youth

    fri29jan5:30 pmFriday Night SundownerAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Nippers,Senior,Social,Youth

    sat30janAll DayAlbany SLSC Volunteer PatrolsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Patrols,Senior,Youth

    sat30jan6:30 amMixed TrainingAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun31janAll DayAlbany SLSC Volunteer PatrolsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Patrols,Senior,Youth

    sun31jan7:30 amSunday ‘Season’ Activities - Season #10TBCMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    Scheduled Training Events

    january

    tue26jan4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    fri29jan4:00 pm5:00 pmBoard Training: High Performance NipperHigh PerformanceAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:Nippers

    fri29jan5:00 pm6:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    fri29jan5:00 pm6:00 pmRyde RunAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers,Senior,Social,Youth

    sat30jan6:30 am8:00 amMixed TrainingAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun31jan7:30 am8:30 amSunday ‘Season’ Activities - Season #10TBCMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun31jan9:00 am12:00 pmAWAY BEACH - ALL MembersMember Type:General,Masters,Nippers,Senior,Social,Youth

    february

    tue02feb4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue02feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: Youth BeginnerBeginnerAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Youth

    tue02feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    fri05feb4:00 pm5:00 pmBoard Training: High Performance NipperHigh PerformanceAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:Nippers

    fri05feb5:00 pm6:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    fri05feb5:00 pm6:00 pm"Friday Night at the Races" Twilight SeriesAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Social,Youth

    sat06feb6:30 am8:00 amMixed TrainingAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun07feb7:30 am8:30 amSunday ‘Season’ Activities - Season #11Albany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun07feb9:00 am10:30 amWoodside NippersAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue09feb4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue09feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: Youth BeginnerBeginnerAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Youth

    tue09feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    fri12febAll Daysun14Youth | Cadet CampCamp QuaranupMember Type:General,Youth

    fri12feb4:00 pm5:00 pmBoard Training: High Performance NipperHigh PerformanceAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:Nippers

    fri12feb5:00 pm6:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sat13feb6:30 am8:00 amMixed TrainingAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun14feb9:00 am10:30 amWoodside NippersAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue16feb4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue16feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue16feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: Youth BeginnerBeginnerAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Youth

    fri19feb4:00 pm5:00 pmBoard Training: High Performance NipperHigh PerformanceAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:Nippers

    fri19feb5:00 pm6:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    fri19feb5:00 pm6:00 pm"Friday Night at the Races" Twilight SeriesAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Social,Youth

    sat20feb6:30 am8:00 amMixed TrainingAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun21feb7:30 am8:30 amSunday ‘Season’ Activities - Season #12Albany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

    sun21feb9:00 am11:30 amAlbany SLSC Woodside Nippers Championship DayAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue23feb4:00 pm4:45 pmBeach Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue23feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: ALL Nippers U/8-U13All LevelsAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Nippers

    tue23feb5:00 pm6:00 pmBoard Training: Youth BeginnerBeginnerAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Youth

    fri26feb4:00 pm5:00 pmBoard Training: High Performance NipperHigh PerformanceAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:Nippers

    fri26feb5:00 pm6:00 pmSurf Ski: Youth to SeniorBeginner-AdvancedAlbany Surf Life Saving ClubMember Type:General,Masters,Senior,Youth

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