Become a lifesaver at Tamarama
Attaining a lifesaving award will enable you to become part of one of Surf Lifesaving Australia’s Foundation Clubs, and being part of Tamarama’s iconic lifesaving heritage.
The Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Aquatic Safety) or the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) are the qualifications you need to wear the famous Red & Yellow uniform and patrol the beach to keep Tamarama safe.
Tamarama SLSC will be running our next Bronze Medallion course commencing in October 2019.
As part of our commitment to diversity and an inclusive club, we are offering all women an opportunity to bring a friend to the course free of charge.
Pre-requisites for the Bronze Medallion:
- Be able to attend 80% of the scheduled 10 consecutive Saturday mornings and 1 Sunday, including the assessment.
- Aged 15+ on the date of the assessment.
- Be able to complete a 400m swim in the pool in under 9 minutes.
- Be available to patrol Tamarama Beach.
Information evening: Wednesday 25 September 6.30pm Tamarama SLSC
Timed swim: Wednesday 2 October 6:30pm Cook and Phillip Pool
Optional weekly swim training: Mondays 6.30pm Victoria Park Pool
Each Saturday training session will start at Tamarama SLSC from 5th Oct on the following schedule:
|Information Night||Wednesday 25 Sep||18:30-19:45 Tamarama SLSC Clubhouse|
|Timed Swim||Wednesday 2 Oct||18:30-19:45 Victoria Park Pool|
|Week 1||Saturday 5 Oct||8:00 to 1:00|
|Week 2||Saturday 12 Oct||8:00 to 1:00|
|Week 3||Saturday 19 Oct||8:00 to 1:00|
|Week 4||Saturday 26 Oct||8:00 to 1:00|
|Sunday 27 Oct||8:00 to 4:00 First Aid Course - TBC|
|Week 5||Saturday 2 Nov||8:00 to 1:00|
|Week 6||Saturday 9 Nov||8:00 to 4:00 Advanced Resuscitation Course - TBC|
|Week 7||Saturday 16 Nov||8:00 to 1:00|
|Week 8||Saturday 23 Nov||8:00 to 1:00|
|Trial||Wednesday 27 Nov||18:30 to 21:00 - Mock Part A Theory Assessment|
|Trial||Saturday 30 Nov||8:00 to 1:00 - Mock Part B Practical Assessment|
|Final||Wednesday 4 Dec||18:30 to 21:00 - Final Part A Theory Assessment|
|Final||Saturday 7 Dec||8:00 to 12:30 - Final Part B Practical Assessment|
There is a minimum attendance requirement, and missing more than one session will put you at risk of falling behind. Much of the assessment is team based and therefore if you’re not up to standard, you’d be putting the success of your colleagues at risk. Where a candidate has missed more than one week’s training, the Chief Instructor and Deputy Chief Instructors will make a case by case determination whether that candidate can complete the remainder of the course.
We will teach the skills, techniques and theory knowledge, but you will also need to revise and read the course manual. Expect to spend an hour or so reading the course manual between classes to revise. We will hold a couple of optional revision sessions nearer the assessment dates.
Tamarama has a very dedicated volunteer education team who give up a lot of their free time to train the courses, and we have a 100% pass rate. We’re confident that you will also pass if you apply yourself to the course.
What you will learn
- Surf skills and awareness
- Surf rescue skills
- Emergency first aid and resuscitation
- How to create a safer beach environment for our community
- improve your general fitness
- improve your surf swimming and board paddling
- become a valued part of a friendly and supportive team
- once qualified: use club equipment: racing boards, surf skis, surf boats, gym
- once qualified: group training for surf swimming, rowing, surf skis.
- once qualified: compete in surf club carnivals.
- The Bronze Medallion course is not a light undertaking and requires commitment, however we know you will find it rewarding and enjoyable.
- The course requires you to spend some of your own time during the week reading and revising the course materials, and working on your swimming and general fitness throughout.
- We cover a lot of classroom and practical material during the course and experience tells us you cannot miss more than one class or you will fall behind and risk not being able to sit the assessment. Before signing up, have a think about your ability to actively participate in the entire course
Ongoing Patrol Commitment
On successful completion of the course you will be allocated to a patrol and be on duty at the beach for one weekend morning or afternoon (4-5 hours) approximately every three weeks. The more members we have the lighter the patrol requirements will be. As a small club with limited training resources we prefer to train those who want to become part of our surf club and help patrol the beach for many seasons to come.
The following fees include all training and materials for the Bronze Medallion or SRC course, patrol uniform, keys to the club.
Includes 2 Years of Membership Fees and uniform.
|Bronze Medallion Course||$420|
|Bronze Medallion Course (concession*)||$250|
|Bronze Medallion Course (15-18 years old)||$250|
|Surf Rescue Certificate (13 – 15 years old)||$250|
* Full time student, pensioner or unemployed, please bring proof of concession with you. Parents or Guardians of Children who are Cadet Members or enrolled in Tamarama SLSC Nippers may access this concession rate.