The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) Course is conducted at the club on a Saturday afternoon.
The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club:
- For U/13 - U/14's who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals.
- To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches.
- Develop team building skills.
- Helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events.
- For parents to participate in their children's nipper activities (water safety)
- Be able to swim 200m within five minutes (time to be signed by SLS qualified coach, SLS Trainer &/or Assessor)
- Course participants must be fully financial with West Beach SLSC
- Minimum 13 years of age at time of final assessment
- Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
- Perform basic first aid
- Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
- Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
- Communicate on Patrol via signals
- Basic First Aid
- Work as part of a team
- Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue
Contact your the Director of Education, Christine Newberry to find out more about the next SRC starting at West Beach.