Youth Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

The Youth SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) course is a 4 day program where participants are trained in the teamwork, communication, first aid and lifesaving skills by club trainers to prepare them as cadet lifesavers.

The program runs 9 am to 6pm for the first three days with the final assessment from 9am and finish by 2pm after final assessment and presentations.


Pre-requisites for the Surf Rescue Certificate include: 


13 years old on the day of the final assessment

Swim 200m in Under 5 mins (The club will conduct a test on the first day at Foster or Leongatha Swimming Pools)


The club provide this training at a significantly discounted cost to recruit new patrol members. Participants are strongly encouraged to give back by either assisting where possible with water safety for the nipper program or participating as patrolling lifesavers on a roster of patrols for one weekend a month for at least the season.


The cost of the camp is set at $210.

To accommodate the price difference of bathers there is a male levy to be selected.

If this is not correct, your application will not be accepted until this has been corrected.


Clothing sizes are indicative and will be able to be swapped if not correct at the start of the camp.



After completing this purchase you will be sent an email with a link to the camp registration form.

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Adult Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

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The Adult Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is targeted at Nipper parents or other adult members wishing get involved in providing nippers water safety or joining on patrol. 


​​​​​​​It provides a great opportunity to achieve a personal goal, learn life saving skills and to provide an additional range of skills and knowledge to the Nippers program or patrol in general.


The program is planned to include the flexibility of adult learning, which means our course will be a combination of content/theory; practical; reading at home and assessment.  The program includes basic first aid, CPR, use of the defibrillator and water rescue activities (tube and board).


The course outline and plan the Program is is:


1.  Pool Swim Assessment 200 meter swim in 5 minutes:  TBA (we can work this out on our first night together)


2.  Theory sessions held in Melbourne


3.  Practical Sessions Down at Sandy Point in the water over the Summer


Investment: $150.00

Includes comprehensive workbook, assessment and certificate.

Bring extra cash for PIZZA on our practical nights.



Bronze Camp


Board paddling is a critical skills developed over Bronze Camp

Use of spinal boards in rescue is a critical skill developed over Bronze Camp


Bronze Camp is a week long live in program where participants are trained in the teamwork, communication, first aid and lifesaving skills by club trainers who volunteer their time to train new surf lifesavers. Camps start at 4pm on the Sunday at the start of the program and finish by 4pm after final assessment and presentations on the following Saturday.


Pre-requisites for the Bronze Medallion include: 


15 years old on the day of the final assessment

Swim 400m in Under 9 mins (The club will conduct a test on the Monday morning on open flat water at Shallow Inlet)



The club provide this training at a significantly discounted cost to recruit new patrol members.

Participants are expect to participate as patrolling lifesavers on a roster of patrols for one weekend a month for at least the season.


After completing this purchase you will be sent an email with a link to the camp registration form.


The cost of the camp is set at $360. 

To accommodate the price difference of bathers there is a male levy to be selected.

If this is not correct, you application will not be accepted until this has been corrected.


Clothing sizes are indicative and will be able to be swapped if not correct at the start of the camp.



Life Saving Development Camp

The Lifesaving Development Camp is a leadership development program targeted at young lifesavers, typically 16-18 years of age.

(inclusion of 18-25 years old participants has also been successful)

The program delivers further lifesaving awards beyond Bronze Medallion through a program based on Experiential Learning Theory.


Program participants receive high quality leadership and award training delivered in line with the SLSA Leadership Competencies Framework and SLSA Awards. 


A Bit of Development Camp Background ...

The inaugural Bass District Lifesaving Development Camp was held in the third week of January 2007.


Waratah Beach SLSC was agreed to host the camp, with resources, equipment and personnel supplied from other clubs to assist with training.


The Camp was run over seven days with ten candidates completing a total of five awards each.


Based on ELT, candidates were thrown simple and complex scenarios at various points throughout the camp, both day and night, to enhance and drive their learning.


The feedback from the candidates at the conclusion of the camp was unanimous about how this method of learning ‘made the camp’ and drove their desire to learn.

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