What is it all about?
Surf lifesavers are trained volunteers who patrol popular beaches during summer months, to ensure the safety of the general public. Volunteers undertake a number of roles;
- protecting beach goers from dangerous conditions
- performing first aid and emergency care
- providing surf information to the public
- roving patrols on foot, in the All-Terrain Vehicle and in the water
- surveying the beach from the patrol tower
Being a surf lifesaver is a rewarding experience. Volunteers have the opportunity to give back to their communities, make new friends, train and compete in surf and beach sports, and attend social events.
What is involved?
To become a surf lifesaver you need to attain the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and/or the Bronze Medallion. The SRC is available to members 13 years and above, whilst the Bronze is available to those members aged 15 years and above. In attaining the Bronze you will demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology. The Club will provide the courses which are held over a 6 week period consisting of theory sessions and practical sessions.
SRC and Bronze qualified members are assigned to a patrol team, which is rostered for patrol duties every 3 – 4 weeks.