Competition / Training

Competition Proficiency

U11-U14 288m – Date and Time TBC
U9-U10 150m – Date and Time TBC
Subject to surf conditions we may change beach location.

2021/22 Carnival Season Program

2 – 3 October – Weekend of Surf Forster
9 October – Newcastle Perm Round 1 Dixon Beach (U12-Opens)
6 November – Newcastle Perm Round 2 (U9-Opens)
26 November – Twilight Beach Carnival Nobbys Beach (U9-Opens)
4-5 December –  Interbranch Championships Shelley Beach (Hunter Interbranch Team)
15 January – Newcastle Perm Round 3 Fingal Beach (U9-Opens)
21 January – Twilight Beach Carnival Nobbys Beach (U9-Opens)
6-7 February – Branch Championships Swansea Belmont (U9-U14)
8-9 Feb 2020 Branch Championships Fingal Beach (U9 – U14)

2021/2022 Season Courses

Bronze Medallion Course & SRC Course

For details visit: Training Courses

Competition 2021-2022

The Hunter Surf Life Saving 2021 – 2022 Surf Sports Calendar provides the most current carnival information, however it is subject to change, so please check on a regular basis. There are some new events this year also, including a mixed beach relay, to allow greater participation of teams.

The main Hunter Branch Junior Carnivals include:

The Newcastle Permanent Series – see above for dates

Hunter Branch Age Championships – Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 February, at Swansea Belmont SLSC.

In addition, the State Championships are within the Hunter region again this season, providing a perfect opportunity to compete at state level without having to travel very far.

SLSNSW Age Championships – Thursday 24 February – Sunday 27 February, at Sydney Northern Beaches

For all Juniors wishing to compete:

  • Complete Competition proficiency as well as pool proficiency
    U11-U14 288m 
    U9-U10 150m 
  • Check carnival calendar and identify carnivals you wish to compete in.
  • If the carnival is in the Hunter Branch, notify Lauren of interest to compete, via email: at least 14 days prior to the Carnival to allow for registration.
  • The club will pay for the competitor entry fee, however if the competitor is registered and does not show, the competitor will be required to refund the entry fee to the club.

Additional Notes

Branch will allocate competitor numbers to the Club a few days prior to competition. This number will need to be written and visible on the competitor’s upper arm nival, so options may include writing the number on the competitors cap, rashie or arm.

Pink rash singlets from last season are still ok to use for this season

Officials / Water Safety

For every carnival to operate smoothly officials and water safety personnel are required. Depending on how many competitors are from our club, Merewether may be required to supply certain numbers of people to fill some of these roles. If more people can help out, the less time each person is required at each carnival. Please consider these roles if your child is competing regularly:

  • Officials – do NOT need Bronze medallion.  Positions can include: Marshalling, Recording Judge, Timekeeping Judge and Finish Judge. To become an official you will need to complete a short online course and then undertake some practical experience at carnivals (where you will be assigned alongside an experienced official) for sign-off. If your child is competing in a set area e.g. under 10s, then you can request to official for that area.  For more information click here or chat to Emma.
  • Water Safety – do need Bronze Medallion.
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