Become a Surf Lifesaver
As a surf lifesaver, you are part of one of the largest community volunteer organisations, with over 35,000 volunteers across Australia. Patrolling lifesavers are well-trained, professional and dedicated to providing a vital community service to both residents and visitors to the beautiful Sandon Point Surf Life Saving Club. Gain your Bronze Medallion, complete a First Aid Certificate, support our nippers, or help out around the Club by sharing your time and skills.
How to be a lifesaver
To patrol with Sandon Point Surf Club you’ll need your Bronze Medallion. For younger people who’d like to patrol and start learning what being a lifesaver is all about you can do the Surf Rescue Certificate which is incorporated in the U14 Nippers Program.
All Surf Life Savers who patrol Sandon Point Beach are volunteers. The Patrolling season starts at the end of September and finishes in April.
The roster is developed to provide an equal share of Sundays and public holidays as well as afternoon and morning patrols. The roster for 2023/24 can be found by logging onto your Members Portal.
Sandon Point SLSC prides its self on its strong patrol numbers, making the whole experience of patrolling the beach a very supportive and enjoyable one. If you are unable to make your patrol, you will need to arrange for a substitute.
The Bronze medallion is the entry award into Surf Lifesaving. Over the duration of 6 weeks, you will learn basic First Aid, CPR, spinal injury management and a range of rescue techniques.
Pre-requisite: able to swim 400m in 9 minutes or less.
Find out when the next course is happening on our events page.
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
Aimed at 13-14 year olds, The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is an introductory course to lifesaving and provides participants with skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations.
Pre-requisite: able to swim 200m in 5 minutes or less.
Find out when the next SRC course is happening on our events page
It is suggested that you bring the following items with you:
- Patrol uniform
- Swimming costumes
- Sun protection
- Wetsuit (optional)
- Food & Drink
All patrol members should arrive at Sandon Point Surf Club 15 minutes prior to your patrol start time to prepare for the patrol start or change over. The patrol times are from 10:00am to 1:30pm (morning patrol) and 1:30pm to 5:00pm (afternoon patrol) on Sundays and Public Holidays.
If you are unable to make your rostered patrol please arrange for a substitute and inform your Patrol captain prior to the patrol. If you do not have a substitute, you can make up for the missed patrol by attending another patrol.
The equipment is there for the members’ use and enjoyment. If you are using any gear and it becomes damaged please inform the Gear Steward and write it in the patrol log so it can be repaired promptly.