Becoming a surf lifesaver is joining a community, making new mates and giving something back to your local community.
To become a surf lifesaver you’ll need to join a surf lifesaving club and discuss training opportunities to get you onto patrol. As a surf lifesaver you’ll learn valuable skills patrolling as a trained volunteer. This means patrolling WA beaches on weekends and public holidays during the surf lifesaving season. You’ll undertake a number of roles, including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.
At Port Bouvard SLSC we have a very strong Education Team and are able to offer all of the hands on Surf Lifesaving courses to our members. All of our trainers have gained skills and experience within Surf Lifesaving and volunteer their time to enable others to gain Awards in these areas.
We are currently looking for Expression of Interest for our next SRC & Bronze Medallion courses.
If you are interested or would like more information, please email the Director of Education.
Surf Rescue Certificate
The Surf Rescue Certificate is the starting point for young people from 13 years to learn and gain skills in aquatic rescue, CPR and surf safety. A building block for those coming through the Nippers program to keep them engaged in a community activity whilst improving and developing their skills. The Surf Rescue Certificate enables the candidate to actively patrol and wear the reds and yellows whilst still being mentored. Once they turn 15 they can complete a conversion course to the Bronze Medallion.
What does the course involve?
You will learn board and tube rescues in ocean conditions, First Aid, Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation, radios and patient management in a fun but controlled environment. You will make great friends and gain valuable life skills.
Pre requisites for the SRC award:
- 13+ years of age.
- Pool swim of 200m in 5 mins or less.
- Financial member.
Final assessment involving a 100m run – 100m swim – 100m run, board and tube rescues and signals.
Surf sports plays a vital role in the surf life saving movement. Unlike any other sport their intent is to aid in developing the skills necessary to carry out Surf Life Savings’ core purpose, Saving lives on our beaches.
Every year thousands of SLSWA members use their lifesaving skills in a competitive sporting environment. Carnivals are held throughout the year at club, state and national level giving our surf lifesavers the opportunity to use their lifesaving skills in a competitive sporting environment across a range of disciplines including Ironman, lifesaving, surfboats, pool rescue and IRB racing.
Unsure if Surf Sports is for your child?
We provide a relaxed, fun and safe environment for your child to learn new or refresh old skills.
Surf Sports is a great way to meet new families, make lifetime friends and be involved in learning skills for life.
We are happy to provide competitive programs for those who are serious about having a go at our upcoming carnivals and competitions.
We take part in the annual SunSmart Country Carnival which presents a great opportunity to head to a location in regional WA chosen by SLSWA, to compete with other clubs.
For further information or any questions on surf sports, please contact the Director of Surf Sports.