WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Kings Beach Lifesaving Club and Seagulls Lifesaving Club would like to extend a warm welcome to the lifesaving competitors, family and officials to our beautiful city and most of all our wonderful beach and amazing Newton Park Pool.
We look forward to hosting you and ensuring you have a wonderful competition ahead and enjoy the facilities we offer. To have a well-run event, we encourage all managers, coaches, parents etc. to comply with all regulations and compliance as set out by Government and LSA.
All persons entering the club and pool will have to comply with all screening procedures required by LSA and the municipality. The club will be limited to number of persons as guided by Government and regulations in place.
ONLY competitors, registered coaches, managers, covid officers, safeguarding officers, staff and officials will be allowed to enter the competition arena from the club. These persons are issued an access tag as well as screening tag, please do not try entering the competition arena if not unauthorized to do so, as this will jeopardize the event, and we run the risk of being shut down. All persons on the beach need to keep 25m away from the fence line and it is essential that everyone complies with the security services on site.
ONLY pool competitors competing in their current event, officials and pool staff will be allowed on the pool deck. Unfortunately no spectators will be allowed in the pool as per COVID regulations.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Food and Beverage at the Pool
The pool tuck-shop will be run by popular Continental Butchery and Deli. No tickets will be sold at the pool. Card or cash will be accepted at the tuck shop.
Lunch will only be available via pre order done via EFT but the tuck shop will be open for other meal choices.
Clubs are encouraged to pre order lunch pack meals (order form attached ) there are 5 main meal options available daily, each option is packaged together with a savory snack, sweet snack and a fresh fruit. These are pre ordered, made fresh daily, packaged and boxed for club managers to collect from the Tuck-shop daily at lunch time.
We encourage everyone to make use of this option to avoid large gatherings at the Tuck-shop and delays in the program.
The Tuck-shop will also be open from 7 AM to close of competition daily with a limited menu.
TICKETING: Lifesaving SA Champs is a cashless zone. Kings Beach will have a ticket office selling booklets of tickets which will be redeemable for food and beverage throughout the event. The bar and kitchen will not accept any cash – Tickets only. The booklets are available in values of R100 and made up of 4 x R5 , 4 x R10 and 2 x R20 tickets. There will be a card machine on site and cash is also acceptable only at the ticket office.
Clubs are advised to pre purchase tickets, these will be available for clubs to collect on arrival. Please contact [email protected] and [email protected] for banking details and send POP to them once payment has been made.
Clubs are required to pre order lunch pack meals via the order form which can be completed and sent electronically. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
There are 4 main meal options available daily, each option is packaged together with a savory snack, sweet snack, and a fresh fruit. All meals are made fresh daily, packaged and boxed for club managers to collect from our kitchen at lunch time and can be eaten in the tents on the beach. We encourage everyone to make use of this option to avoid large gatherings at the club and delays in the program. The Kings Beach Café will offer a limited menu including our very popular evening premade heat and eat meals for takeaway or onsite consumption. CLICK HERE FOR THE MENU
Club facilities and the Kings Beach Café will be open from 7 am till close of competition and food and beverages are available throughout the day for the number of persons allowed within the premises.
Please support our club and facilities as it plays an important role in hosting such large events.
Should your club like to book a braai evening limited to 50 PAX please contact Craig for enquiries.
Details of catering at the pool will be advised shortly
TRAILERS AND CRAFT
Clubs will not be allowed to park on the beach this year but have an allocated space on the grassed area near the entrance of the club, trailers can be left overnight (with craft on) as there will be designated security in the area 24/7 from the 2 Oct to 9 Oct 2021.
Tents are allocated according to layout and sizes by the suppliers. Tents will be clearly marked with club name on arrival.
Please ensure all bags and belongings are not packed against the rear tent wall for safety, as Lifesaving SA and Kings Beach cannot be held liable for any missing items.
There will be bins placed between tents, please keep the lids closed and ensure all rubbish is out of the tent each evening to keep our environment clean.
WEATHER AND TIDES
Please be aware that there is a full moon on 6 October and we will be experiencing very high tides throughout the week of the competition. As you know lifesaving is a sport on a natural playground
and we need to accept there are environmental changes and conditions that take place and unfortunately a chance of the beach taking on water during the competition. To ensure the safety of your craft, we request craft gets packed onto trailers or allocated areas after the last event as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged craft that are left on the beach. Note as always the program is subjected to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
SAFETY AND MEDICS
Please ensure that all clubs comply with supplying water safety officers for the nipper events as required by LSA. Clubs are required to provide 1 officer to 10 nippers, this is to ensure the safety of all nippers in the surf. We have a fantastic team of local water safety, skippers and water managers, please play your part and comply.
We have 24/7 hour security on the beach, at the club and at the trailer parking area. Please note that all items left in cars and any bags left on the beach is at your own risk.
No persons are allowed on the sand dunes as per regulation by national environmental departments and local beach office, note that a R1000 fine will be imposed for anyone that does not adhere to this.
ABLUTIONS AND WATER RESTRICTIONS:
The ablutions are located just outside the main entrance to the club and has a separate entrance for competitors. There is security in place, however please ensure that chaperones and managers accompany younger members to the bathrooms should they require.
Our metro is experiencing water restrictions as our local dams are far below 12 % capacity, please use water sparingly and no washing of craft with fresh water.