Our club is well-equipped with personnel and equipment to deliver a range of qualifications in sports and lifesaving. Whatever your ability, we encourage all members to work towards an award that fits their ability and interest.
Please note that several of the awards outlined below come with a nominal charge to cover the exam registration and manuals. These awards are currently being reviewed by SLSGB – there are likely to be changes – see club communications for the latest information.
|National Surf Safety Awards||8-13||Introduction to surf life saving||Surf awareness; beach & water training; first aid|
|Surf Competence||11||3 years||200X200X200m run-swim-run (not timed). Beach flag signals|
|Board Competence||11||Life||Demonstrate ability to launch & paddle a rescue board for 400m & rescue a patient|
|Ski Competence||12||Life||Demonstrate ability to launch & paddle ski 600m; manoeuvring skills|
|Surf Boat Competence||16||Life||Surf boat safety; maintenance; technique; commands; evacuation|
|Life Saver Support Award||14||3 years||Parts A & B. Enables holder to assist with safety cover & compete in life saving sports|
|NaRS Surf Life Saving & Surfing Coach Award||15||3 years||Lifeguard skills, knowledge & rescue; life support; first aid. Required to volunteer for RNLI.|
|NaRS Beach Lifeguard||16||3 years||The ultimate in surf life saving and advanced resuscitation. Required to become a lifeguard|
|NaRS Beach Patrol Award||15||3 Years||Support to beach lifeguarding; fitness, beach knowledge, life support & first aid. No swimming necessary.|
|IRB Crewman and Driver||16||3 years||Should have SLS Award. maintenance skills, rescue skills, emergency engine failure|
|Coaching Levels 1 & 2||16-18||Life||Coaching levels to assess all surf life saving competition skills|
|Instructors & Assessors||17||2 years||Must hold SLS award. Must successfully train students to gain lifesaving awards.|