This weekend saw the end to another successful season, with no lives lost between the flags. We saw the last of our trainees go through assessment gaining IRBC and IRBD awards. Thank you to all those who helped keep the beach safe over the 2017/18 season. A massive thanks to all our trainers whose countless hours of training put more than 40 new lifesavers on the beach as well as up-skilling current lifesavers.
The lifesaving season may be over but next weekend we see our IRB competitors start their racing season. We wish you the best of luck! We look forward to seeing all our lifesavers back for the 2018/19 season.
Remember to mark you calendars for Presentation Night on 28 July!
As the season draws to an end our training team wrap up the last of their training squads. This season the team has put more than 40 new lifesavers on the beach under the guidance of Chief Trainer Mike Fernandez. A big congratulations to all our new members and those who achieved new awards this season. We can't wait to see you all at Presentation Night.
Privileged to be part of this. Well done Life Member Lionel Roser, Long Service Member Terry ‘Tiger’ Dunbar, Marcelo Garay, Director of Youth and our wonderful Nippers.
Any member who feels they are eligible for a SLSA Long Service Award or National Patrol Service award are asked to kindly contact the Club in writing [email protected] with information of your request (for which award). The Club will then check your eligibility and make application on behalf of the member if eligibility is confirmed by Club records.
Types of SLSA recognition awards available are:
SLSA Long Service
25 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, 75 years, 80 years
Pre requisites for Long Service Awards :
Applicant must be a member of a SLSA Club. Applicant cannot already hold the award for the same period. Minimum age for 25 years service is 38. Minimum Age for subsequent awards is calculated on 13 plus the period of the award (eg. 40 years service – minimum age is 13 + 40 = 53 years)
SLSA National Patrol Service Awards
5 year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, 25 year, 30 year, 35 year, 40 year, 45 year, 50 year
Applicants must have completed all patrol service requirements relevant to the membership category with a minimum of 16 hours being completed per season.
a) Bronze Medallion holders who period of service eligibility begins from their initial patrol duties as the holder of this qualification.
b) Members who hold one or more qualifications in the following award streams – patrolling lifesaver, emergency care or radio. In the case of Award members, eligibility for the patrol service shall commence from the date of obtaining the relevant award.
On the weekend of 7 & 8 April some of our members helped out with providing patrol at Garie Beach in the Royal National Park. It was a great weekend with a number of rescues performed. We hope to take many more down with us next season. A big thank you to all those who helped out!
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