About Water Safety Personnel

Provides water safety for Nippers, sports events and member training as required.

Ensuring safety of participants in SLS sanctioned activities while positioned in the water with equipment.

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 SRC is the introductory award for patrolling surf lifesavers and allows the recipient to take part in beach patrols. Completion of this award is a minimum requirement for participation in surf sports competition as an Under 15 (and in some instances as an Under 14).

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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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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to assist with the provision of water safety for events at your club, speak to your club captain, club training officer or youth activities coordinator. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Water Safety Personnel

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Supervises water safety personnel involved in SLS activities. 

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A Gold Medallion Lifesaver has the advanced skills needed to rescue and provide emergency care - alone if necessary.

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The role of the Duty Officer is to support Patrol Captains in ensuring the beach going public is exposed to minimal risk at our beaches. Duty Officers may also be called on to assist in search and rescue incidents. 

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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:

Age managers work with nippers between the ages of 6 and 13, to develop their surf lifesaving and sport skills, by providing fun, safe and organised nipper activities.

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A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day!

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There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

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