Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club offers training for most Surf Lifesaving awards.
Surf lifesaving is an iconic part of Australian culture, with the red and yellow flags being etched into the hearts and minds of all Australians.
At Brighton, our volunteer lifesavers patrol Brighton beach on weekends and public holidays. For the 2017/18 season, patrols will commence on Saturday, 7 October 2017 and finish on Monday, 2 April 2018.
To become a qualified lifesaver you will need to gain your Cert2 in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) also known as your Bronze Medallion. You have to be 15 years of age for this award. Brighton offers various training courses through our volunteer training officers throughout the season. The course incorporates skills including pool and surf swimming, knowledge of rescue techniques, first aid, resuscitation and radios.
Once you gain your award you are then placed onto a patrol roster to perform voluntary patrols for the Club. Members who perform patrols for the Club are eligible to compete in surf lifesaving carnivals and receive club benefits including free gym membership, and access to training equipment. Member benefits also include hiring our club at a discounted rate for functions.
Once a member has obtained their Bronze they must complete an annual proficiency exam each season to continue their patrol and competition activities.
Other Lifesaving awards that the club provides training for includes:
- Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
- Silver Medallion IRB Driver
- IRB Crew
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze medallion squads run throughout the summer season each year on an as needs basis. Training for the first bronze squad each season typically commences around late September – early October.
Surf Rescue Certificate (13 – 15 years)
This is the introduction of the Surf Rescue Certificate. Once this level is achieved you become an “Active” surf lifesaver and start your cadetship to being a fully accredited surf lifesaver.
Bronze Medallion (15+ years)
Members 15 years and over are eligible to train for the Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion. Active member’s duties include patrolling on the beach. Use of Craft and Equipment other than Boards is subject to your age and proficiency in use of each type of craft (Skis, Surf Boats, IRBs, Rhino, Gym)
Other Awards available
Resuscitation, Advanced Resuscitation. Radio Operators, First Aid, Age Group Managers Course, Official’s Course, Coaches Course, IRB Drivers Silver Medallion & Crew Certificate, Patrolling Awards etc.
Please complete the form below to register your interest for award training.