Become a Surf Life Saver
Upcoming Education Dates
At Semaphore SLSC we try to provide you with a range of courses from Basic Rescue to Advanced Rescue Techniques. See below for some of the courses we offer.
What do you have to do to achieve your Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)?
You will need to be at least 15 years of age on the date you are assessed and be a financial member of our club.
- A 400 metre swim (9 mins) prior to commencing water based activities
- OH&S in Surf Life Saving
- General beach, lifesaving and communication knowledge
- Perform Tube, Board Rescues and Rescues without equipment
- Lifts and Carries
- 200m run/200m swim/200m run (8 mins)
- Surf communication flag signals
- Basic First Aid
How long does it take to get your bronze?
Your bronze medallion training occurs in small groups. It generally takes a group between 6-8 weeks to finish the training and be assessed, based on a minimum of 2 x 2 hour sessions per week. There are of course groups that do it faster than this, and slower, depending on the commitment of the group. A typical squad would meet on an agreed weekday at 6:30pm for 2 hours of theory and non-beach training, then a weekend morning session focused on practical activities.
Are there any other costs?
The only cost apart from your membership is for a training manual which is $35. Once you start patrolling you will also need to purchase a pair of club bathers and if you wish to compete in any events you’ll need a club skull cap.