Becoming a surf lifesaver is both fun and rewarding. You can improve your fitness, learn water safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day.
There are several steps to becoming a surf lifesaver.
Step 1. Join North Wollongong SLSC. Print out and complete the Senior Membership form. You will also need to complete a Working With Children form. Please ensure you have paid your membership fees as you cannot patrol otherwise. For more information see membership or contact the office.
Step 2. Start training for your Bronze Medallion training qualification. To obtain this you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology. If you are under 15 you will first attain your Surf Rescue Certificate. Click for further information on training and education.
Step 3. Congratulations. You are officially a surf lifesaver. You will be allocated your patrol team. Depending on your membership, you will be required to complete 25 patrol hours a year.
Additional benefits of becoming an active member of North Wollongong SLSC.
- Use of the gym if you are 15 years and over.
- All lifesaving training courses.
- Use of Club equipment under the supervision of the Club Coach during training sessions.
- Representing the Club in competitions and training with qualified coaches.
- A patrol uniform upon completion of Bronze Medallion.
- Use of Club amenities including showers, change rooms, gym.
- Reciprocal right with other Clubs.