Successful lifesaving is accomplished through volunteer lifesavers having specific, relevant and up to date training and education. Lifesavers apply their knowledge and skills to provide the beach going public with a service of prevention, promotion and protection.
The training and education area provides introductory, standard and higher level training in the use of lifesaving equipment and advanced emergency care resources that enhances the lifesavers ability to provide support to the community, while maintaining and developing their own skills.
The trainers and assessors are lifesavers who have identified the importance of a well trained organisation and further dedicate their time, to provide ongoing access to training and education of new and existing members.
Many of the courses delivered are nationally accredited which provides opportunities for the knowledge and skills gained through lifesaving to be used for gaining or maintaining employment outside of the lifesaving movement.
2017/18 SKILLS MAINTENANCE
HEADS UP! Put these dates in your calendar for this season’s Skill Maintenance days!
Sunday 27 August 7.45am – 11.00am Black Swan Room then the beach
Sunday 17 September 7.45am – 11.00am Black Swan Room then the beach
Sunday 15 October 7.45am – 11.00am Black Swan Room then the beach
Sunday 19 November 7.45am – 11.00am Black Swan Room then the beach
Sunday 10 December 7.45am – 11.00am Black Swan Room then the beach
Masters Competitors & Junior Activities Water Safety
Masters Competitors and Junior Activities (Nippers) Water Safety members will be advised by the Nipper Chair and Masters Liaison Officer respectively of their Skills Maintenance Day.
New Registration Process
This year all members wishing to participate in Skills Maintenance (SM) Days will need to nominate the SM Day they wish to attend and then register through the club lifesaving office as per the below details. Each SM Day will be capped at a maximum of 40 participants per day.
This is due to the numbers who leave completing their skill maintenance to the last moment, the variation in numbers who do attend (between 20 and 80 some days) or who gate-crash the Masters or Nipper’s days which are already at capacity. We simply do not have the numbers in trainers and assessors to adequately and safely handle any more than 40 participants.
Email: [email protected] requesting a date from the list above to do your skills maintenance. Alternativley, during business hours you can call 07 5443 1323 or come into the office and book a date from the above list through Lauren or Chelsea – lifesaving admin staff.
Anyone who has not completed a Skills Maintenance day and who is not proficient by 31 December 2017 will not be permitted to:
- Perform patrols
- Participate as water safety
- Operate rescue craft or
- Compete in surf lifesaving competition
** Please complete the online theory component prior to attending the Skills Maintenance day. Click here for more info **