Member Development

Member Development Team

The member development portfolio considers the ongoing development of the club’s full member base, member development works in tandem with the Surf Sports, Lifesaving and Training directorates. There is a priority focus on the retention of youth members in the 14-18-year-old age brackets; this is a common theme with the Surf Life Saving Movement across Australia.

Training and Education

The Coogee Beach SLSC places a high priority on education and training. Whether its ensuring members are adequately prepared to perform rescues, introducing children to safe choices at the beach or educating members of the public in first aid and CPR, we are committed. The Education and Training Team is vital in ensuring members are equipped with the correct skills to perform the primary aim of surf lifesaving “Patrolling the Beach” and offer the following courses to our fully registered and financial members:

Why should I become a Lifesaver?

When you become a life saver, the skills you learn are skills for life. The courses will give you knowledge which can be applied in a number of situations on, the beach, on the road, at home and in the workplace. If you complete your Bronze Medallion training at Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club you will not only become a life saver, you will become part of our club community.
Club members need to have their Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate to be able to use club equipment, compete and join our patrols. New members are encouraged to become qualified lifesavers by completing their Bronze Medallion. The club provides support to members who want to gain surf lifesaving qualifications and encourages each member to undertake as many qualifications as possible.
Once you have gained your Bronze Medallion you can further enhance your life saving skills by undertaking further courses.


Activities aim to provide the transition between the juniors and seniors. Both fun and discipline are promoted and the combination can be a very fine juggle. This age group is encouraged to explore new competition disciplines and other areas of the club that will enhance personal development and the future of the club.
The cadet group is growing in number and talent, which stems from the coaching, personal and skills development and fun had in their junior years. Cadets are introduced to self-discipline and responsibility that will assist in retaining them to senior ranks.
The Club Youth Council consists of Youth members of the Club who focus on both social and development programs specifically for Youth members of the Club.