A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer who patrols our beaches on weekends and public holidays.
Surf lifesavers take on a variety of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and educating the public about the dangers of the surf.
Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle, be trained in aquatic rescue, make new mates, compete in surf sports events and give something back to your local community. At some point you might also help save someone’s life.
To become a surf lifesaver you need to join the surf club. You are able to join in on Patrols once you have completed SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) when reaching age of 13 (commonly known as a Junior Lifesaver). To become a full patrolling member you will also need to obtain your Bronze Medallion qualification.
To hold a Bronze Medallion you must be at least 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus a knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Once you’ve successfully gained your SRC or Bronze, you can wear the red and yellow uniform and proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. You will be assigned to a patrol team where you’ll build skills and experience with the help of other qualified lifesavers
Thank you for being a volunteer surf life saver. Here are some tips to make your experience rewarding and help you perform your duties to the high standard that the public expects of us.
Taking care of our equipment prolongs its life and reduces the risk of things being mislaid
We provide these services at Coogee and other nearby locations; as well as providing valuable income for the club, these services build our reputation and profile. Typically, we need board paddlers and first aiders.