2017/18 SLST Lifesaving Weekend

The 2017/18 SLST Lifesaving Weekend is being held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October at Ulverstone SLSC. This is not and will be a separate event to the Trainer and Assessor Moderations which will be held in the North West and South of the state prior to the season commencing.

The Lifesaving Weekend will be SLST’s key event in 2017/18 to prepare volunteers for the lifesaving season ahead. Volunteers will be provided with topical and essential information, encompassing Lifesaving Operations, Risk Management for Training and Coaching, and Member Training. The Lifesaving Weekend provides the opportunity for the Lifesaving Executive Committee, SLST, SLSA and other invited external agencies to demonstrate new resources that are available to clubs, as well as an opportunity for members to network with other club members from around the state.

Details will follow regarding the program for the weekend and session synopses will be available in mid-July. 


2017 Lifesaving Development Camp 


2017 SLST Lifesaving Development Camp Selections

1st/2nd-8th January 2017

Surf Life Saving Tasmania is delighted to announce that the following members have been selected to attend the 2017 Lifesaving Development Camp in January 2017 at Ulverstone SLSC. 

In 2017, Surf Life Saving Tasmania will be running its fourth Lifesaving Development Camp for surf life savers aged 16-25. This is the third in its ‘typical’ form, as in January 2016 a modified program was offered. The decision was made that this January, we would revert back to the original format camp. SLST established their own Tasmanian Lifesaving Development Camp, through a 3-year partnership with the Bass District Lifesaving Development Camp.

Since 2014, the camp has developed to suit the needs of our state and members and what has evolved is a 7-day live in program to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of young people to the next level, while at the same time preparing them to take on more responsibility in their patrol teams, their own clubs and the wider community.

This is achieved by providing the young people who attend the Lifesaving Development Camp with a higher level of award training, and exposure to exciting, fast-paced simulated lifesaving scenarios. Camp attendees will use the standard patrolling equipment to manage ‘No Notice’ scenarios that become more complex as their skills develop. This style of delivery uses expert feedback to cement skills and knowledge in a relevant and practical medium. Successful participants of the Lifesaving Development Camp will receive awards in First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Spinal Management, IRB Crewperson Certificate and Silver Medallion IRB Driver (If applicable). 

2017 LDC Team Management

  • Chris Jacobson                     Camp Coordinator & Safety Officer – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Rachel Englund                   Camp Administrator (During Camp) & Timetable Coordinator – Carlton Park SLSC
  • Grace Bell                             Community Liaison Officer & Catering Coordinator – Port Sorell SLSC 
  • Jack Wood                            Equipment & IRB Coordinator – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Abbey Fairbrother              Equipment & Leader Coordinator – Boat Harbour SLSC
  • Bridget Fasnacht Scenario Coordinator – Kingston Beach SLSC
  • Claire Mackintosh               Scenario Coordinator – Kingston Beach SLSC
  • Philippa Lohrey                    Training Coordinator – Kingston Beach SLSC
  • Nick Wood                            Training Coordinator – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Andrew Chubb                     Training Mentor – Cudgen Headland SLSC (NSW)
  • Tony van den Enden           Training Mentor – Carlton Park SLSC

2017 LDC Leaders

  • Zac Smith                              Penguin SLSC – 2015 Lifesaving Development Camp Graduate
  • Nicholas Canales              Penguin SLSC – 2015 Lifesaving Development Camp Graduate
  • Megan Booth                      Ulverstone SLSC – 2015 Lifesaving Development Camp Graduate
  • Ben Doherty                        Burnie SLSC – 2015 Lifesaving Development Camp Graduate

2017 LDC Candidates

  • Raeleigh Philiips – Somerset SLSC
  • Sarah Willmot – Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • Abigail Avery – Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • Eve Bell – Port Sorell SLSC
  • Bailey Fairbrother – Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • Olivia Eade – Carlton Park SLSC
  • Seamus Hallam – Carlton Park SLSC
  • Mani Gregson – Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • Benjamin Williams – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Samuel Watson – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Eloise Bound – Devonport SLSC
  • Alyssa Hud – Port Sorell SLSC
  • Lia Visentin – Carlton Park SLSC
  • Lillie McPherson – Penguin SLSC
  • Max Dunham – Penguin SLSC
  • Emily McClymont – Penguin SLSC
  • Cody Rogers – Burnie SLSC
  • Ricky Chaplin – Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • Ryan Irvine – Devonport SLSC
  • Ewan Bryer – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Samual Brown – Penguin SLSC
  • Jayden Burrows – Bridport SLSC
  • Lara Emmett – Ulverstone SLSC
  • Leah Mellor – Cudgen Headland SLSC (NSW)


Fellow club members, family and friends are invited to come and help recognise the efforts and achievements of the camp participants over the week. The presentation will include the awarding of a certificate of participation, an Audio Visual Presentation of the highlights of the week and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please confirm if they will be attending the presentation before Christmas, so that expected numbers can be catered for accordingly.

Presentation Details:  3pm – Sunday 8th January 2017 at the Ulverstone SLSC