This season as mentioned we are going to adjust the season in with the following steps:



U12 upwards and based on age we either complete their Bronze Certificate or complete their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). If your child doesn’t meet the age requirement to complete either of the above certificates, they will complete the Resuscitation cert which forms part of the SRC certificate.

For parents that have children in the U12 and upwards that also have children in younger age groups we are also going to run a siblings group on the days that the U12 and upwards run (Helpers required).

The U12 and upwards season will start on the 18th October and Run through to the 21st March 2021.

Registration for returning members will be free but registration is also open to new members but there will be cost associated with the membership.

Registration

The cutoff date for registration is the 28th of October.



To register for this year visit our nippers page here

For the U6-U11 we won’t be running a full season but instead will run a series of community days. These will be on alternate weekends to the U12 and upwards group. These will be either in the following areas:
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Fun days

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Educational days

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Beach craft days

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Water craft days

We are potentially going to engage some outside companies to help facility some of the activities during these community days.

We will advertise when we are going to potentially going to run these community days but the plan at this stage is to run these in the new year. Once we advertise the dates we will ask parents of these age groups to give expression of interest and based on numbers we can then gauge how many days we are going to run.

For all parents of all age groups we are also planning to provide training in areas involved in running and maintain a safe environment in nippers.

For both of the above age groups we would also like as much help as possible from the parents and can provide any training that might be needed.

Courses on offer

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Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, as well as the administration of oxygen to conscious and unconscious victims.

SLSA AWARD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To commence training for the SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate you must meet the following entry requirements:
• be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
• be a financial member of an SLS club.

SLSNSW AWARD ENTRY PREREQUISITES
Hold one of the following SLSA awards • Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
• First Aid
• Resuscitation

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First Aid

(course fee applies)
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.

PRE-REQUISITES
Candidates must be at least 14 years of age on the date of final assessment.

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Age Manager

Age Managers are volunteers who plan and deliver the Nipper program at their club to children aged between 5-13 years. The goal of an Age Manager is to create a fun, safe learning environment while developing future surf lifesavers through the building of knowledge, skills and confidence. The Age Manager Course has been designed to equip age managers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully carry out their role.

SLSA AWARD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Participants must meet ALL the following conditions to commence training:
• be a minimum of 15 years old
• have completed the relevant state/territory legislation check(s) for working with children
• be a financial member of a club

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Surf Rescue Certificate


It is recommended for SLS members who wish to:
• perform in the role of SLS water safety personnel
• take on a lifesaving cadetship and join a lifesaving patrol.

SURF LIFE SAVING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must:
• Be a financial member of an SLS club
• Be at least 13 years of age on the final assessment date
• Complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted)

Swim to be completed in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities. Evidence of this must be provided to the assessor prior to commencement of the assessment for these units of competency/this SLSA award.

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Radio Operator


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to operate communications systems and equipment in surf lifesaving operations.

PRE-REQUISITES
To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must:
Candidates must be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment.

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Bronze Medallion


The aim of this course is to provide participants with skills and knowledge related to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, radio operations, resuscitation, emergency care, spinal management, communication, teamwork and Surf Life Saving patrol operations. This award includes and builds upon the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, and it is the prerequisite award for many other SLS pathway awards.

It is recommended for SLS members who wish to:
• Perform in the role of a qualified lifesaver after the age of 15 years
• Participate in SLS surf sports competitions which require them to be proficient in the Bronze Medallion as a prerequisite condition
• Progress through the SLS Aquatic Rescue or Powercraft award pathway

SURF LIFE SAVING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To commence training for the Bronze Medallion you must:
• Be a financial member of an SLS club
• Be at least 15 years of age on the final assessment date
• Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 8 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted)
Swim to be completed in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities. Evidence of this must be provided to the assessor prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification/SLSA award.

Resuscitation

Resuscitation


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.

PRE-REQUISITES
To be eligible to receive this award, candidates must be at least 10 years of age on the date of final assessment