The safety and care of our young members in water based activities during Sunday morning activities, club nipper and youth training sessions and competition carnivals is paramount to our club and our organisation.
A ratio of 1 Water Safety Officer to 5 young members is a pre-requisite for all our water based activities, and with large numbers of nippers this means we require anywhere from 10-20 qualified water safety officers rostered on any given Sunday morning.
To become a qualified Water Safety Officer and assist with nipper, youth and senior activities, patrols, club championships, regional and state carnivals, school water based excursions and/or community events you will need to complete a Parent Water Safety Course, or Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) or the higher qualification of the Bronze Medallion.
The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is a Patrolling Lifesaver Award which aims to teach and assess: Safety and Well Being; Surf Awareness and Skills; Basic Anatomy and Physiology; Basic Emergency Care; Resuscitation (CPR); Communication; Rescue Techniques; and Patrols. The SRC is also recognised by the Department of Education and Training’s Water Safety Guidelines for supervision of children in both open and closed environments.
Please contact the Education Team Leader for information in attaining your qualification to become involved in water safety.