Volunteer lifeguards patrol on weekends from 11am to 4pm from labour weekend to Easter.
During the months of December, January and February weekend patrol hours are extended to 11am to 5pm.
The member portal contains full patrol lists, patrol roster, patrol operations manual.
As well as committee members profiles and contact details, club policies and other relevant and irrelevant info.
Volunteer Lifeguards patrol from Labour weekend to Easter weekend each year. You would be placed in a patrol that is rostered on every 4 weeks (one of 4 Patrols). Each patrol has around 20 to 30 Lifeguards so there is plenty of experienced help at hand.
In order to patrol you need to gain a Surf Lifeguard Award.
To qualify for the Surf Lifeguard Award, you must be 14 years or older, and complete the following:
Swimming 400m in less than 9 minutes in a pool
Performing a tube rescue both in the pool and the surf
Perform a 200m run, 200m swim, 200m run at a West Coast beach
Be able to demonstrate competence in CPR and First Aid
Be able to demonstrate use of a Surf radio and signal flags
Answer 32 out of 40 theory questions in a written test
This may sound like a mission but we have a structured training programme in place to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for you to become a lifeguard
EQUIPMENT WE USE
Coming soon will be a page which outlines the equipment we use to rescue people and maintain a safe swimming environment.
It is not cheap and the club is a volunteer organisation which requires alot of financial support from key sponsors and donors.