Program for Youth, Seniors & Masters
The Youth, Senior and Masters Surf Sports Program is combined and delivered in the following areas:
1. Sunday ‘Season’ Activities
Run weekly with comp points for youth & elected seniors.
Sunday 7:30am – 8:45am
Each week starts with a Club Swim, followed by Board events and/or a Board Relay/Mixed Relay or Ironman event and then finishing with Beach events (Flags, Sprint or relay).
Seniors and masters may elect to participate in an open ‘senior’ club championship points system which are tallied through the year to reward consistency and performance. This is a no-pressure, no-obligation initiative to maximise participation, but young ‘seniors’ and youth ‘cadets’ are likely to respond well to the continuation of a points system and indeed is generally a club expectation
Incorporating the 400m Club Handicap Swim either as a standalone event, or combined into multi format eg Swim 400 / Run 500 / Swim 200 or Board 600. Features core race formats including surf race, board race, youth ironman/Cameron.
2. Beach, Sprints, Flags, 1km & 2km Run
As well as these standalone beach activities, running will generally be worked into the Water component in the form of longer Run Swim Runs and the like.
3. Relay / Team
Water & Beach combination activities (weighted to Water) with various team formats to maximise participation. Provides a ‘fun’ ending to the day’s program, an inclusive approach to the more technical disciplines, and regular exposure to and practice in core carnival formats including the Cameron (swim/run/board), Taplin (swim/run/board/ski/), individual discipline relays (swim, board, ski, sprint relays), and paired format events (tube rescue and board rescue). Events may occasionally involve ‘all discipline’ activities including water craft (see below).
2. All-Discipline Activities
Run on an irregular or occasional basis.
Sees the integration of water craft and lifesaving activities on an irregular basis (eg up to 3 over the season) which are generally common in metropolitan / Perth competitions and which integrate and promote core water craft lifesaving skills and experience, in particular within the fields of IRB Racing and the Lifesavers Challenge. Based on demand and weather conditions, and requiring the support of minimum levels of separate training for bronzed members. May include indoor first aid sessions or components. May be combined with the core weekly activities eg in an ‘All Discipline’ relay combining IRB and boat race legs with traditional swim, board, and ski legs. Aims to builds on the strength of youth and seniors training and skills in water craft, first aid and surf sports, and creates opportunities for the expansion of Albany SLSC’s competition portfolio generally over 2-3 years.
3. Sundowner Series
Friday 5:00am – 6:30am
NB: This program is currently being developed.
Stay tuned for more information.
The Surf Sports Team are currently working on 4 key Friday Sundowner events for Youth, Seniors and Masters.