As you will know, 2020 has seen significant changes to many organisations and SLS is no different. This year there has been some changes to the proficiency requirements for SRC and Bronze Medallion award holders. Please take the time to read the information below:
Training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club
North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club regularly runs training courses for the general public, as well as club members. This is an ideal opportunity to be trained in the skills required to be Life Savers and workplace safety officers. Check the Training Calendar on this page for upcoming courses, or contact the club for more information.
The following is a guide to all courses available:
- Basic Resuscitation (10-13 years) a great introduction to life saving techniques
- Surf Rescue Certificates (14 years) necessary to compete at State Championships
- Bronze Medallion (15 years) internationally recognized
- Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate Expert techniques
- Senior First Aid Certificate Workplace accreditation
- Radio Operators Certificate Proficiency plus
- Advanced Life Saving Certificate (Gold Medallion) Lifeguard status
- IRB Driver Certificate Surf license required
- IRB Crewman Certificate Bronze medallion required.
For any queries on training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for senior training information or email@example.com junior/nippers training information.
We are currently taking expressions of interest in the following courses from new and current members of North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club:
- Pre Season First Aid Course Book Here
- Bronze Medallion Course commencing October 2021 Book Here
- First Aid Recertification Course scheduled for November 2021 Book Here
Please use the links above to record your details and we will be in contact with specific details.
Beach Safety Hints
- Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards.
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.
- Always swim under supervision.
- If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard.
- Don’t swim directly after a meal.
- Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never run or dive in the water. Even if you have checked before. Water conditions can change
- If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance.
- Use 30+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.
- Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognized by sand colored or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.
- Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin up in the car park and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.