After graduating as surf lifesavers in the September course, some of these 13 year olds did their first rescue on their very first patrol: Abby Schooth, Hugh Gilmore, Jorja Duggan and Keely Falconer
If you are 15 or older, why not have fun these school holidays and meet new friends – and gain your bronze medallion?
The intense 7-day, live-in course, held January 8 to 14, will earn you a Bronze Medallion: Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).
If you are aged 13 to 15 years you can enrol in a Surf Rescue Certificate and Resuscitation Award (SRC).
Chief Training Officer of Rainbow Beach SLSC, Mark Lawler said, “It’s a great chance to learn some new skills, meet some great people and do good for your community.”
Throughout the week participants stay in dormitory accommodation at Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. There will be adult supervision at all times along with experienced junior helpers.
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.
Mark explained, “Our participants from the last camp have already done rescues and been useful on the beach.
“They are put in a patrol team and practice their skills a morning or afternoon every fortnight.”
The full cost of the Bronze Medallion course is $250 including GST. This includes training manual, Cert II workbook, full patrol uniform, patrol / club cap, club togs, hi-vis safety rash shirt or singlet, and club polo shirt; as well as food and accommodation for the week. This does not include club membership.
A swim test must be completed before the camp: a 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes (Bronze Medallion) or 200 metres in 5 minutes (SRC).
Book now as places are limited, call Mark for more information: 0427 033 160