With nearly 170,000 members and 313 affiliated clubs, Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world.
As a patrolling member of Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC, you’ll contribute to the local community, help keep the general public safe on our beaches, learn valuable surf rescue and first aid skills, develop teamwork and camaraderie, improve your fitness, and have lots of fun!
Who can become a surf lifesaver?
You don’t have to be an athlete or even a good swimmer to become a surf lifesaver. There are two ways you can qualify to be on a volunteer patrol. We need help with radios, first aid and watchers in the tower.
Anyone over the age of 13 can obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate to start patrolling
and then work towards the Bronze Medallion.
To obtain the Bronze Medallion, you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, aquatic rescue, patrol and surveillance procedures, CPR and first aid.
Before commencing training for the Bronze Medallion, you’ll be required to complete a 400m swim in less than nine minutes in a swimming pool of no less than 25m in length. Once this has been completed, qualified instructors will train you to the level of a proficient surf lifesaver.
If you’re not 100% fit or not confident in the water, we can train you in first aid, resuscitation, management of spinal injuries, radio communication, surveillance techniques and other valuable skills needed on the beach.
With a combination of any of these qualifications you can be a member of a volunteer patrol providing vital support to those who perform the in-water rescues.
Contact us today for more information.
Gayl Ellis, Director of Education Email: firstname.lastname@example.org