Wollongong City Surf Life Saving Club

Patrols

Patrols Roster

The patrol roster for the 2021-22 summer season is now available.

If unable to do a rostered patrol club members are expected to arrange a substitute. The easiest place to do this is in the Wollongong City Patrollers Facebook group.

Proficiency

All members must renew their lifesaving qualifications before December 31 2021 as part of their patrolling obligations. This is a MUST for all active patrol, water safety & competition members.

Members will need to nominate their preferred date:

Saturday 13 November
1.30 – 3.30pm

Sunday   21 November
9.15am – 11.15am

Sunday   12 December
9.15am – 11.15am

The online component must be completed & certificate presented before your Proficiency can be processed.

To do this watch the video plus answer 2 questions & print certificate – approx. 15 minutes total.

Go to the SLS Members Area online and follow the links below to find the skills maintenance section:

  • Log in >
  • e Learning (top bar) >
  • log-in e Learning (red box) >
  • My Training (LHS icon) >
  • Skills Maintenance on Line 2021/22 season Theory (photo of 1 lifesaver with rescue tube).

Note: If you are super keen & a bit rusty on radios, try the Skills Maintenance 2021/22 Radio Ops (RO) – interactive look / listen / response session- approx. 15 minutes.

Practical component
Resuscitation, Apply Arterial Tourniquet, Signals, Run/Swim/Run, Board or Tube Rescue (without patient pick-up), 1st Aid changes (3) , Review WHS issues – IRB / ATV / Covid.

Members must be fully registered & financial  for 2021-22 season before Proficiency can be processed.

As Covid number restrictions of 30 max. currently apply to the Clubhouse, members will need to nominate their  preferred date by return email to Chief Training Officer (Larry Jennett)  ASAP.

IRB Driver & Crew course

Saturday 27 November & Sunday 28 November
9.30am start each day

Age Requirement
Crew: 15 years
Driver: 17 Years       

Pre-Requisites
Crew: Bronze Medallion
Driver: Bronze Medallion, IRB Crew Cert, Meet marine licence requirements – (part of award)

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate

Wednesday 8 December
6.15pm – 9.30pm

All candidates must complete all pre-work

Age Requirement
15 years

Pre-Requisites
NIL         

The above is a substantial load for t he Education Team. Please ensure you nominate ASAP for any Award listed as there is considerable course material to be sourced & issued  for each candidate.

Also, it is important that all candidates complete any pre-work requirements before course date.

The Club is actively promoting IRB & Advanced Resuscitation awards in particular, to ensure we address the compulsory Patrol requirements for this & future seasons. We endeavour to provide an active, well trained, volunteer lifesaving service on  City Beach with skills that may also be used on Anyone/Anywhere/Anytime to protect or save a life.

We also need members to consider joining the Education Team & progressing to gain SLSA Trainer /  Assessor / Facilitator qualifications to ensure our Club continues to produce sufficient lifesaver to meet our future needs.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following local businesses for their ongoing support.