Become a Lifesaver

Become a Lifesaver

With nearly 170,000 members and 313 affiliated clubs, Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world.

As a patrolling member of Tacking Point SLSC, you’ll contribute to the local community, help keep the general public safe on our beaches, learn valuable surf rescue and first aid skills, develop teamwork and camaraderie, improve your fitness, and have lots of fun!

Who can become a surf lifesaver?
Anyone over the age of 13 can obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate to start patrolling and then work towards the Bronze Medallion.

To obtain the Bronze Medallion, you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, aquatic rescue, patrol and surveillance procedures, CPR and first aid.

Before commencing training for the Bronze Medallion, you’ll be required to complete a 400m swim in less than nine minutes in a swimming pool of no less than 25m in length. Once this has been completed, qualified instructors will train you to the level of a proficient surf lifesaver.

Member achievements

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