A number of people have enquired about the 2017 SRC & Bronze Medallion Course for yourself or child.

The cost of the course is $150 payable to GPSLSC at the commencement of the course. You will need to attend all sessions to attain the qualification.

The 2017 course will be run on Sundays commencing on 14th May 2017, with final assessments on 18th June 2017.

 

On 14th May we will meet at GPSLSC at 2.00pm for;

Information and sign on session

Online login details (bring your laptop/ipad /phone that you will be using to complete the online components – so we can ensure you have access to the online information)
The course costs $150.00

We will then go to Town Pool for the;

Pre-qualification Swim at town pool (swimmers/towel/goggles)
(If you do not reach the required time, you will have another opportunity, this will be discussed on the day)

Surf Rescue Certificate

Surf Rescue Certificate minimum age to complete is 13 years. This award will allow you to be a part of the patrols for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club.

The SRC certificate is not only for members under 15, it is also a great way to prepare for a Bronze Medallion if you are new to surf, not such a strong swimmer or want to help with water safety for your children during Sunday mornings and junior carnivals.

You are required to complete a 200 metre swim in 5 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Training will involve surf awareness, basic first aid, resuscitation, surf skills, rescue techniques and patrols. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.

On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

The Bronze medallion is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care as well as anatomy and physiology.

As a patrolling member for Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club, you will need to have the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) award. If you are new to the club this is a great way to get to know people.

A reasonable level of fitness is required as candidates will be involved in simulated ocean rescues (and do real rescues once qualified) using various types of rescue equipment. You are required to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres. Online learning needs to be completed during the course. Practical on the job training will also be conducted with GPSLSC patrols.

On completion of training and practical’s all candidates are required to attend a compulsory assessment that will involve demonstrating competency in all the skills you have learnt. Successfully completing the course requires commitment and application. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive their Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).

If you have any questions please email GPSLSC at govesurfclub@gmail.com

Alison Snowden

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