Annual Proficiencies

Annual Proficiencies

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

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.

ARTC proficiencies

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 captain@northsteyneslsc.com.au as soon as possible – bookings are essential!

  1. 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
  2. Resuscitation
    a. live patient: DRSABCD & recovery position
    b. 2 minutes individual CPR on a manikin with mask
    c. ‘team’ scenario including oxygen and defibrillator
  3. Signals (10 out of 10 correct)
  4. Board rescue behind the break
  5. Radio use
  6. 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.

Please note that SRCs turning 15 should enrol in a Bronze Medallion upgrade to become senior surf lifesavers; the SRC award will not be accepted for patrolling members who are 16 years old.