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Vote for the team or individual that you think most needs funding, for their chance to receive up to $1,500 from the Thermoskin Community Sports Fund!

You will also be entered in the draw to win a $200 EFTPOS Gift Card!

With a total pool of $10,000 available plus a gift of Thermoskin’s Plantar FXT Calf Socks, 2016 winners will be decided upon by a panel of 4 judges including Melanie Wright (Australian Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in Swimming), Sharelle McMahon (former Australian Netballer), Brett Emerton (ex-Socceroo) and Thermoskin CEO Matthew Symington.

Shortlisted entries will be based on quality of application, why the funds are needed, value to the community/individual, and number of votes received by the public, so start voting now and make your contribution!

To find out more on how your voting contributes, please visit our Terms & Conditions. Thermoskin Community Sports Fund Recipients will be announced on the Thermoskin website and Facebook page.

Voting: 4th – 25th May 2016
Recipients Announced: 6th June 2016

Total Votes:   80

Dicky Beach SLSC - Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team


Surf Life Saving

State / Area:

QLD / Regional

Funding Requested


Voting has now finished.

Recipients will be announced on 6th June 2016.

About Dicky Beach SLSC - Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team

The Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (DBSLSC) Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team is comprised of high performing individuals who complete in individual and team events, which demonstrate physical and knowledge skills required of a lifesaver. The current (2015/16) team has 20 members aged 13 to 25 years. Each season the team competes in the Champion Lifesaver (Individual), First Aid Competition (2 person) and Patrol Competition (4-6 person) events at surf sport carnivals commencing with the Sunshine Coast Branch Championships. Following qualification, the team can then progress to the State Championships and the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. The calibre of our team is such that members have consistently represented DBSLSC at the Australian Championships. Members of the Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue team are proficient holders of the Bronze Medallion and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate, competent athletes and have a sound understanding of the SLSA Training Manual and resuscitation techniques.

Value to the Community

DBSLSC youth members are the future leaders of the Dicky Beach/Caloundra community. The Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team is comprised of upstanding young people who are a credit to the local area and demonstrate knowledge and maturity well beyond their years. The Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team provides an opportunity for members to participate in and enjoy lifesaving and surf sports and encourages long-term active participation in lifesaving activities and community service. Team development has a strong focus on surf safety skills, advanced first aid and personal sporting achievements. Coaches provide continued learning and support for young people to help them become capable patrolling lifesavers, skilful competitors as well as respected members of the local and wider community. The training the team receives results in highly qualified lifesavers with skills that can be applied in medical emergencies in the community, both on and off the beach.

Why the funds are needed

The DBSLSC Champion Lifesaver Surf Rescue Team seeks the assistance of the Thermoskin Community Sports Fund to purchase high quality fibreglass lifesaving fins for training and competition purposes. Fibreglass fins enable maximum speed and water redirection efficiency during rescue tube racing. At present our team has only one pair of high performance fins which are becoming worn and are not suited to a number of team members due to their size. Consequently our team is at a competitive disadvantage compared with teams from other clubs that are better resourced. Ideally we would like to obtain an additional five pairs of fins in various sizes that can be shared by current and future team members. The fins we seek to purchase are produced in Europe by ‘Special Fins’ ( and are approved by the International Lifesaving Federation. Unfortunately there is no comparable product available in Australia. The cost is approximately $215 per pair including a carry bag and neoprene socks to protect feet and make the fins more comfortable to wear. Shipping is estimated at approximately $120.


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