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Become a Lifesaver!


Lifesavers keeping Four Mile Beach safe

Whether you opt for a job as a lifeguard, a volunteer lifesaver on weekends, become a doctor, or a rescue helicopter pilot, the training to become a lifesaver can benefit you in various ways in the future. Many people have shared stories of how Surf Life Saving training has given them the confidence and knowledge to pursue new, exciting endeavors.


If you decide to enroll in this course, this will make you a valuable member of our Patrolling Crew. Our Club prides itself on a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and we hope you'll come and be a part of it. Whether you're starting or continuing with Surf Club, we're excited to have you on board!


Course Details for Surf Club Certification

We are excited to announce that your course will be led by familiar and trusted faces around the club, including Club Captain John Goodman and Ruth Hannett, who oversees Training, and Patrol Captain Brian Markham.


The course will span six days in total, and upon completion, you will receive a widely recognised qualification that can be utilized at any Surf Club throughout Australia.


As there is a wealth of knowledge and expertise to be gained during the course, full attendance is required.


To ensure that you are fully prepared for the training, we ask you to achieve a high level of fitness prior to the start of this course.



Pre-Requisites

  • Be a current financial member of our club. (Join now via join.sls.com.au)

  • Be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes for the Bronze Medallion, or 200m in under 5 minutes for Surf Rescue Certificate. (or be working seriously on it)

  • You will need a Lifesaving Online members account in order to begin the course (see below)

  • Bronze Medallion & SRC members over 18 need to obtain a Blue Card


Course Dates

Session 1: FIRST AID Sunday 7th May 9.00am-4.30pm First Aid Course: 9.00am at the Club Training Room, please wear comfortable clothes If you already have a current First Aid Certificate please forward a copy to Ruth, and you are not required to attend today. A second First Aid session will be scheduled for June.


Session 2: Sunday 28th May 9.00am-4.30pm Pool Swim: 9.00 a.m. at Sheraton Mirage Country Club Pool. Pre-requisite: You need to be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes for the Bronze Course; 200m in under 5 minutes for the Surf Rescue Certificate. We will also practice unconscious victim handling in the pool. Session 3: Sunday 11th June 9.00am-4.30pm Ocean and club training room. Please bring a Printout of the completed Bronze online exam results and hand it in today.

Session 4: Saturday 17th June 8.30am-4.00pm Start at Patrol hut to set up beach, Then Ocean/training room

Session 5: Saturday 24th June 9.00am-4.30pm Ocean and training room.

Assessment Day: Sunday 25th June 9.00am-4.30pm Ocean and training room. Final Assessment of all skills gained including; Run/swim/run, rescues, board rescue, resuscitation and scenarios.

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