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Gove team for the 2013 NT titles - WE WANT YOU!

posted 3 Sep 2013, 04:21 by Kristy Prowse   [ updated 3 Sep 2013, 04:28 ]
To all active GPSLSC members:
As you know Gove Peninsula is hosting the NT titles at the end of September. One of the great things about Surf Lifesaving carnivals is that there is something for everyone and this year's titles are a great opportunity to take part in a Surf Lifesaving competition without having to travel anywhere. 

A link to the program of events is at the bottom of the page. People are free to enter as many or as few events as they like. At the very least it would be great to be able to have entries in all of the team based events and relays.

For the first time ever the NT titles have been extended by an extra day to include the NT Lifesaving Championships.The Lifesaving Championships will be held on Friday the 27th of September and will contest the:
- Champion Lifesaver*
- First Aid Competition* 
- Pool Rescue Championships**
* These events will be run during the day so will require a day off from work or school.
** The Pool Rescue Championships will be starting at 3pm.

Pool rescue events: Members had a chance to try the pool rescue events in the Club Championships last weekend and there is opportunity to do further training at 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays between now and the NT titles weekend.

Champion Lifesaver: This event combines the swim, board, beach sprint and tube races of the NT titles with a theory paper based on the current edition Bronze manual and a CPR scenario to find the best all round lifesaver. The weighting of the theory and CPR scenario means that it is much more important to do these well than it is to be able to swim, paddle or run fast. The champion lifesaver will be run for all the normal age groups, from U15 up.

First aid competition: In the first aid competition teams of two competitors are required to assess, diagnose, prioritise and manage a 12 minute scenario involving multiple patients. Teams can be mixed and each team members must have a Bronze or Senior First Aid Certificate. 

If you are interested in the Champion Lifesaver or First Aid events we can arrange for training and coaching to help competitors understand some of the finer points of these events. We also have examples of past theory papers for anyone wanting to study up on the Bronze manual.

If you are interested in competing, or would just like to know more about some or all of the events contact Alan Cross (0417 803 569). 
Kristy Prowse,
3 Sep 2013, 04:27