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
Who are the Trainers and what qualifications do they have? (specialist Bronze Trainers)
- Phillip Godbee – Assessor, Bronze Trainer, Gold Medallion, ARTC, Senior 1st Aid.
- Clare Hagon – Assessor ,Facilitator, Bronze trainer, ARTC, Spinal, Provide 1st Aid, Deputy director of Education
- Steve Atkins – Bronze and IRB Assessor, Bronze trainer, Gold Medallion, ARTC, Senior 1st Aid, IRB driver
- Kaitlyn Smith – BM, Bronze Trainer, Senior First Aid Bronze, Spinal, ARTC, IRB Crew, Apply First Aid and Silver Medallion
- David Jones – ARTC, BM, Senior 1st Aid, SLS trainer & competitor
- Michael Jones – BM, ARTC, Bronze Trainer
- Ben Hickey – BM, ARTC, Bronze Trainer
- Sophie Douneen – BM and Max Puddicombe BM (probational trainers)
- Alex (Wiz) Wye – BM, ARTC, Senior 1st Aid, SLS trainer SRC; Director of Surf Lifesaving
- Natasha Spencer – BM, ARTC, Senior 1st Aid, SLS trainer; Director of Education and CTO
For any queries on training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.