About Club Captain

The Club Captain is the operational leader within the club.

  • Responsible for the conduct of all members of the club.
  • Conduct and control all patrols.
  • Schedule patrols and roster patrol duties prior to the commencement of each season.
  • Assist the nippers coordinator with the safe running of junior activities.
  • Oversee the gear steward concerning lifesaving gear, ensuring it is well maintained.
  • Ensure sufficient numbers are on patrol.
  • Communicate with patrol defaulters to maintain efficiency of patrols.
  • Keep a record of member re-qualifications each season.
  • Keep a record of members’ performances at patrol duties.
  • Submit regular reports to the club executive committee.
  • Good understanding of club culture and operations
  • Maintain confidentiality on relevant matters.
  • Communicate effectively with all club members.
  • Support the development of all club members.
  • Act as a role model and mentor for club members.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Qualifications

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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This program is designed for young people moving into leadership roles within their clubs.

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This program is designed to assist personnel build leadership skills for use in their club environment.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites


Other Requirements

A sound understanding of your surf club operations is a general condition of being an effective Club Captain.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a club captain, you will need to discuss this with the management team at your club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Club Captain

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

The core roles of the club vice president are to support the activities of the club president and to oversee the activities of committees.

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The club president is the principal leader of the club and has overall responsibility for its administration.

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The core roles of the club secretary are to provide the coordinating link between members, the committee, and external agencies and to manage day to day administrative activities of the club.

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

Responsible for the coordination of all junior/youth activities of the club.

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Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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Coaches work with surf sport athletes across all of the disciplines of Surf Life Saving competition.

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Officials enforce all the competition rules found in the Surf Sports Manual.

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The core roles of the club secretary are to provide the coordinating link between members, the committee, and external agencies and to manage day to day administrative activities of the club.

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