Become a lifesaver!

A week of fun and fitness starts the first Sunday of the school holidays

A week of fun and fitness starts the first Sunday of the school holidays

If you are 15 or older, why not have fun these school holidays and make some new friends – and gain your bronze medallion?

If you are aged 13 to 15 years you can also enrol in a Surf Rescue Certificate and Resuscitation Award (SRC).

The course commences September 20 around the back of the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. Assessments and a presentation are on September 27.

Throughout the week participants stay in dormitory accommodation at Rainbow Beach SLSC. There will be adult supervision at all times along with experienced junior helpers.

The aim of the camp is to provide an intensive, structured and fun training program that will allow participants to gain various surf lifesaving and nationally recognised awards.

It allows young people to be a member of a community organisation and participate in community service.

President  of Rainbow Beach SLSC, Justin Schooth said, “The Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) is an accredited course towards your QCST (year 12), giving 4 out of a possible 20 points.

“The course is for people interested in patrolling at Rainbow Beach for this season as part of the surf lifesaving club. A minimum one season of rostered patrols is a club requirement.”

The Bronze Medallion camp includes training manual, cert II workbook, togs, pink hi- visibility rash shirt and full patrol uniform.

Please note your membership fee is not included (family membership also available) and fees are to be paid by September 20.

The balance covers food, training and administrative costs. Patrol uniforms will be presented to all successful participants after assessments on Saturday afternoon.

A swim test must be completed before the camp: 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes (Bronze Medallion) or 200 metres in 5 minutes (SRC). Please contact Helen on 5483249 ext 5 to find out more.