Lifesavers are the trained volunteers who keep our beach safe as part of the active patrol. Surf lifesaving is satisfying, fun and rewarding.

SURF LIFE SAVER

Lifesavers are the trained volunteers who keep our beach safe as part of the active patrol. Surf lifesaving is satisfying, fun and rewarding.

FIND OUT

What Qualifications You Need

How To Become a Lifesaver

Where It Can Take You

As the population of Sandy Point swells over the summer from 300 local residents to over 3,000 residents and holiday makers our active patrol members spend their summers to keeping us all safe carrying out aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.

Every year a number of our patrol members dedicate over 100 hours of time to patrol.

Enormous preparation goes into getting ready for the patrol season with the active committee setting training dates, patrol rosters and conducting activities like gear inspection.

What Training or Qualifications Will I Need?

The first step to becoming a lifesaver is to hold or obtain the following qualifications;

The Surf Rescue Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

Prerequisites

None at this time

Other Requirements

You must be at least 13 and have the ability to swim 200m in under 5 minutes in a pool of at least 25m in length to undertake the Surf Rescue Certificate You must be at least 15 and have the ability to swim 400m in under 9 minutes in a pool of at least 25m in length to undertake the Bronze Medallion

How Do I Get Started?

Get in touch with WBSLSC either using the volunteer form below, email us here or get in touch on one of our social channels

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Bronze Course

Surf Rescue Certificate Camp

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Where Can I Go From Here?

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Put Your Hand Up

Volunteer at Waratah Beach

From cooking sausages at the Nippers BBQ, helping out at the bar, learning surf rescue skills to take to the beach or volunteering in positions of leadership.

If you are keen to make a contribution, there are so many jobs that make us a successful club and we welcome you to put your hand up.

Every hour you can give, every idea, and every contribution you make counts!