About Water Safety Personnel

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

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications


Prerequisites

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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How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a water safety officer, please contact your local surf lifesaving Club.

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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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:

All of our members over the age of 7 years, have the opportunity to participate in a range of competition, ranging from club level competition to elite international events. We encourage participation from competitors of all ages and abilities.

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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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