Surf Rescue Certificate
The Surf Rescue Certificate is a base award on which to develop your life saving skills further. At the completion of your SRC you will be an active life saver and will be able to carry out patrol duties under the supervision of more experienced life savers. You will be required to complete 16 hours patrol each season. In the following year, the club would expect that you would complete your Bronze medallion and further advance your lifesaving knowledge.
Prerequisites for the SRC:
- Be a minimum of 13 years of age on the date of final assessment
- Have completed a 200m swim in 5 minutes or less before any training begins in the surf
A reasonable level of fitness is required as candidates must perform simulated ocean rescues using a variety of equipment (rescue boards and rescue tubes). Skills taught are resuscitation and patient care, basic first aid, surf awareness and skills, rescue techniques and patrols.
You are expected to be in attendance at all of the training sessions and must be available for the assessment dates.
The Surf Bronze Medallion is the minimum requirement that active members must complete if you wish to become members of any surf club. Prerequisites for the Bronze Medallion are:
- Be a minimum of 15 years old on the date of final assessment
- To have completed a 400m swim in nine minutes or less before any training starts in the surf
A reasonable level of fitness is required as candidates must perform simulated ocean rescues using a variety of equipment (rescue boards and rescue tubes). Skills taught are detailed resuscitation and patient care, first aid, radio procedures and communication, and surf knowledge, basic oxygen, patrol scenarios and lifts and carries.
At the completion of your Bronze Medallion you will be a qualified patrolling member and be required to complete 16 hours of patrol each season. You will be an independent patrol member and have the ability to apply your newly learnt skills in a practical setting on patrol and give back to the community.