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:
You will have all received an email from SLSA with a link to the e-learning site containing the new for 2020 online certification. To access this simply:
- Go to your SLSA members area
- Click through to e-learning tab (from the top menu)
- From the menu on the left access ‘My Training‘
- This will then allow you to commence the ‘Skills Maintenance 2020/21 Bronze Medallion Theory‘ or ‘Skills Maintenance 2020/21 SRC Theory‘
This must be completed before attending the wet proficiency
This is different to previous years. Due to COVID restrictions we need to be very conscious and limit the numbers on the beach, with a hard limit of 24 individuals per session. As such these are occurring as part of the weekend patrols and require you to book in and be punctual.
Similar to previous years the proficiency consists of:
- Run Swim Run in under 8 minutes – swimming continuously
- Tube Rescue – Demonstrate one rescue of a conscious victim using a rescue tube (and swim fins if available); or
- Board Rescue – Demonstrate a solo paddle on a rescue board out beyond the break (at least 100m from shore) and return – distance to be taken from waist deep water.
If you are a Patrol Member you will have already received an email from Wiz confirming the timing of your proficiency on the day of your patrol and you do not need to book in
If you are a non-patrolling award holder you will need to book into a specific time slot on a specific day.
Please use the links below, but note that numbers are limited, so get into your preferred time slot fast.
- Saturday, 14 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMINN
- Sunday, 15 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMINP
- Saturday, 21 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMVQR
- Sunday, 22 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMVQT
- Saturday, 28 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMVQU
- Sunday, 29 November 2020 https://www.trybooking.com/BMVQW
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 for junior/nippers training information.
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 recognised by sand coloured 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 carpark and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.