Life Saving

Our club is proud to be part of the overall volunteer organisation of Surf Lifesaving Australia that has experienced steady growth in volunteer numbers. Our members are the heart and soul of our club. The volunteers, who constantly give up their time both on and off the beach, are integral to our continued success. They come from all walks of life and they are involved with surf lifesaving for many different reasons. They may enjoy being a part of their local community, contributing to make their communities safer, acquiring new skills, staying fit and active, volunteering as a family or simply because it’s fun.

So why not become a Patrolling Member today. All volunteer surf lifesavers provide beach patrols at Sarina Beach. The beach patrol is a team of volunteer members rostered onto duty for a specified time. The patrol team is coordinated by the Patrol Captain who is responsible for the coordination of actions in monitoring the beach and in times of rescue and emergency care. Many of our patrols are family patrols which make it a great morning or afternoon for our members. Our club patrols during the peak season from September through to April each year with patrols every Saturday from 1 to 5pm and every Sunday from 9am to 5pm and including Public Holidays.
Our Surf lifesavers hold the minimum requirement of a Bronze Medallion. The Bronze Medallion teaches a range of activities in order to be able to perform all the basic requirements of a lifesaver including:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Surf awareness and skills
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • First aid
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Communications
  • Radio communications
  • Rescue techniques
  • Carries and Support
  • Patrol methods

Once you have passed your Bronze Medallion, our members are issues (free of charge) with the recognised internationally red and yellow patrol uniform which includes the red and yellow quartered cap, long sleeved yellow shirt, red shorts, swimming costume, and hat. The red and yellow cap is an internationally recognised safety symbol and is proudly worn by surf lifesavers so they are easily identified by the public, particularly when they are performing patrol duties in the water. The cap is also worn by lifesavers for their own safety so they can easily be identified by fellow lifesavers.
Contact the club to find out the next Bronze Medallion Course so you can become a volunteer surf lifesaver

Link to 2018 – 2019 Patrol Roster