Keeping the Mordialloc beach safe is our priority, but it is not all that we do. Over the years our members have enjoyed considerable success in the competition arena, boasting numerous State and National champions, in a range of disciplines.
Youth/Senior carnivals are held throughout Victorian beaches each season. Carnivals are traditionally held during summer from December till the end of March. Carnivals are a great place to compete as an individual and as part of a team.
Our Youth Competition Age Groups are U14/15’s and our Senior Competition Age Groups are U17/U19’s and Open. Age groups in lifesaving are determined by the age that you are on the 30th of September. Click here for age table. Seniors not only train for carnivals (inter-club competition) and fitness, but also to further develop their lifesaving skills. For general enquiries please contact email@example.com
A benefit of your membership is access to training and the Club facilities throughout the year. The overall structure of the program is developed to cater for all Surf Sports competitors within our club from age 6 (Nippers) through to Masters.
YOUTH/SENIOR and MASTERS Training Information –
All Senior members are welcome, (including U12 and U13 nippers)– those attending board training need to be surf competent swimmers.
We strongly encourage our members to sign onto the training group section on TeamApp to keep up to date with any changes to training scheduled times and locations. You MUST sign on for training, No Sign, No Train. Coaches will send out information on Team App, which will also cover COVID-19 tracing.
You MUST wear a pink rashie.
Board training – Tuesday and Thursdays 5pm
Ski Training – Tuesday & Thursday 5.00pm – with other sessions offered during season
Iron Training – Saturday morning 9.30am
Beach Sprint Training – Monday & Wednesday 5.00pm – training is either at the club or at Mordialloc FC oval. This is circulated by coaches through our communication platforms
SWIM TRAINING (POOL)
Mordialloc Life Saving Club run a Club Training Camp throughout the year. This is a 3-day event, focusing on land, water skills, and team building. All members are encouraged to attend. It is a great opportunity for different factions of our club to meet, tell stories and show what they do in their specific areas. With many of our club groups embracing the ‘Mordi Spirit’ our training camp is not one to miss.
Surf Sports has a long and proud history within Surf Life Saving. The Surf Sports aspect of Surf Life Saving plays a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the changing environment within which we deliver our essential lifesaving service.
With competition offered to all age levels up to Masters (over 30), our program is for every one of all ages and all fitness levels. We are an inclusive club and encourage everyone to ‘have a go’; participation can be social or competitive, depending on your level of interest.
There are many opportunities to compete in numerous disciplines such as Beach, Water, Surf Boat, Life Saving and Pool Rescue events, which suit everyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Whether you love racing against your club mates or aspire to represent the Mordialloc Life Saving Club at a local, State or National level, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the opportunities offered.
Click here to see the LSV Surf Sports Carnival Calendar
Competition is offered in a variety of disciplines that not only assist members to maintain their life saving skills, but also provide children and adults with regular physical activity that incorporates fun and teamwork. More information on the events conducted can be obtained from Life Saving Victoria.
Board / Ski / Swim
Mordialloc Life Saving Club’s Board and Ski provides training sessions for all our members who want to retain a level of fitness for both patrols and competition for the Club. Everyone is welcome.
Our program primarily caters towards our Seniors and Master’s so all can benefit from intense and diversified training sessions. Whether you paddle a board or ski, swim or engage in irons you will have a session suitable for you. Our athletes must meet minimum Patrol hours to compete at the State Championships.
Craft Storage – Craft can be stored at our club but you must complete an Application for Craft Storage, and a fee applies. Please note equipment is stored at owner’s risk.
What are the Board, Ski and Swim events?
There are multiple events available in the water during competition all tying back to the essential skills of SLS. You have the option to compete as an individual or part of a team. Below are the events available to compete in on a board, ski or multi-discipline events. Click this link to see a description of the disciplines.
To learn more about these events please check the surf sports manual.
Beach Sprint Training
The Mordialloc Life saving Club has a strong presence on the sand in multiple beach events. We have been fortunate to win medals at State and National level consistently over the last 5 + years. Our ‘Beachies’ are an integral part of our club, and we are thrilled to boast of our growing number of beach representatives each year.
The club currently conducts specialised beach sprint sessions for our beach runners (‘Beachies’) once a week though this is likely to increase as the season progresses. The training sessions are supervised, and programs written by our accredited coaches. As the season warms up, the sessions increase, and training mainly occurs at the beach. (Although we may choose to hold sessions at other local venues.) Sessions generally last for about an hour and are focused on the beach sprint, beach relay and beach flags events and on improving the techniques required for each. Link to club training times
To undertake any of the beach events, you need to be at least moderately fit. The beach sprint requires an ability to undertake multiple sprints over a relatively short period of time while good reflexes are also a useful attribute for the beach flags event. For the 2km & 1km beach runs, stamina is an essential.
MLSC has current Victorian and National title holders across a range of disciplines and age groups. If you would like to learn from some of the best please contact Marty Barrow – 0417 585 545 or Marty@mlsc.com.au
History of Beach Events
The beach sprint and beach relay events have been conducted at surf carnivals since the earliest days with both events making their debuts at the Australian titles in the 1919-20 season. Apart from the introduction of electronic timing in recent times, little has changed over the years with the successful competitors still being those who can run fastest over the soft sand.
Beach flags were introduced to the Australian titles after the 2nd World War and now feature as one of the most high-profile events at the championships. Apart from a change of title from “musical flags” to beach flags, little has changed in the event since their introduction.
The 2km & 1km beach runs are only recent additions to the beach program, having been introduced in the mid 2000’s. link to LSV beach individual event description
Pool Rescue competition is a growing sports discipline for Surf Life Saving. Pool Rescue sees competitors’ aquatic skills tested with events including manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying patients.
It is very important for surf athletes to have pool rescue skills – as well as surf skills – among their credentials to be confident and capable in diverse water settings.
Pool Carnivals also encourage athletes who may feel uncomfortable in the ocean to get involved in the lifesaving movement. Link to pool carnivals
The Mordialloc Lifesaving club offers Pool lifesaving for those who want to keep fit and stay connected to their teammates during winter. The club is represented in Age Groups from u8’s to Masters (30+). Training for Pool Rescue is held at various locations and run by qualified coaches. Click here for training dates and venues.
Pool Lifesaving events are different to pool swimming carnivals. Click here to see what events are offered. Link to lsv pool rescue disciplines descriptions.
Mordialloc Life Saving Club have won the Senior Pool Lifesaving State Titles from 2005 to present. We are very proud of this achievement.
We have had many members selected in Victorian Pool Lifesaving State and Australian teams through the Royal Life Saving Society National interstate competition and been selected in talent ID squads for SLSA in Pool Lifesaving.
We have had our coaches selected as the Australian U16, U19 and Open team coach and the u19 Worlds Life Saving Pool Coach.
Mordialloc Life Saving Club has a proud history in the pool and this area of the club continues to grow year on year.
The Mordialloc Life Saving Club has a very proud history in the sport of Surf Boat Rowing, with multiple State, National and World Titles to our credit. As a section we are always striving to get the best out of each other, whilst having a lot of fun along the way. We participate in carnivals throughout the season.
Surf Boats have been part of surf lifesaving since the beginning of the movement. Originally used as rescue craft, surf boats have been used to perform many famous rescues, often in heavy seas, during the early to mid-1900s.
Although traditionally used for rescues in big seas, the introduction of inshore rescue boats (IRB’s) meant that the surfboat was no longer deemed a rescue craft. But intense regional, state and national boat competition and the incredible commitment and enthusiasm of thousands of participants, has kept this challenging and thrilling sport alive. In fact, it’s booming; boaties are a culture within the SLSC culture.
Surf boat races involve four rowers and a sweep in an eight-metre surf boat, with a maximum of seven crews in each race. The course consists of a start in knee depth water, then a 400m row out to sea before rounding a turning buoy and then a 400m return back to the water’s edge.
We have male and female crews in age groups from U19, U23 through to Open and Masters. For more information please contact Surf Boat Captain Lara Squires on 0401 413 893