All surf lifesavers must attend an annual update session in order to remain as proficient surf lifesavers on the beach. North Steyne SLSC maintains a high standard in terms of the competency of its patrolling members. Each season, SLSA and SLSNSW set minimum standards for annual proficiency testing. North Steyne’s Patrols Sub-Committee reviews the requirements and adds components where necessary, always careful to ensure the minimum standard set by National and State is met if not exceeded.
Proficiencies for the 2016-17 season are now complete. As a guide, ARTC and Bronze dry proficiencies will be held in October and November respectively. We are using staggered start times to minimise waiting time.
Bronze dry proficiencies
Notice of 2017-18 season proficiencies will be displayed in September 2017.
Notice of 2017-18 season ARTC proficiencies will be displayed in September 2017.
If you have your ARTC, you do not need to attend the Bronze dry proficiency evening. Please book a day and time, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – bookings are essential!
- In the 2017-18 season, our Bronze Medallion holders will be required to complete the following to remain proficient: 200m run, 200m swim, 200m run in 8 minutes or less
a. live patient: DRSABCD & recovery position
b. 2 minutes individual CPR on a manikin with mask
c. ‘team’ scenario including oxygen and defibrillator
- Signals (10 out of 10 correct)
- Board rescue behind the break
- Radio use
- Aquatic spinal scenario
Surf Rescue Certificate holders (13-14 year old’s) are not required to do point 2c, and are required to complete a 100m run-swim-run in 5 minutes or less.