Proficiencies

Junior Activities – Age Requirement Overview

 

Preliminary Evaluations

 

Competition Evaluation

 

Age Award

 

Age Group

Pool Evaluation

Competency Beach Evaluation

(Run-Swim-Run)

Under 6

Kick on wall with face in water

30 second float

Nil

(shallow water activities only)

N/A

(No Competition)

Surf Play 1

Under 7

Torpedo (push off wall) with face in the water

30 second float

Nil

(shallow water activities only)

N/A

(No Competition)

Surf Play 2

Under 8

25 metre swim (freestyle)

1 minute survival float

25m-25m-25m

Run-Wade-Run

 

Run-Wade-Run

(25m-25m-25m)

Surf Aware 1

 

Under 9

50 metre swim (freestyle)

1 minute survival float

50m-50m-50m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 150m open water swim *

Surf Aware 2

Under 10

50 metre swim (freestyle)

1½ minute survival float

50m-50m-50m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 150m open water swim *

 

Surf Safe 1

Under 11

100 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

50m-100m-50m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 288m open water swim*

 

Surf Safe 2

Under 12

100 metre swim (freestyle)

2 minute survival float

50m-100m-50m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 288m open water swim *

 

Surf Smart 1

Under 13

150 metre swim (freestyle)

3 minute survival float

100m-100m-100m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 288m open water swim *

 

Resuscitation Award is a

pre-requisite to

 Surf Smart 2

Under 14

200 metre swim (freestyle, in less than 5 minutes)

3 minute survival float

100m-100m-100m

Run-Swim-Run

 

Minimum 288m open water swim *

 

Surf Rescue Certificate

Assessor

Bronze Accredited Swim Coach; OR

SLSA Level 1 Surf Coach; OR

AUSTSWIM Instructor; OR

Assessor (SRC/Bronze)

 

 

Assessor (SRC/Bronze)

Notes

Every junior member must successfully complete the Pool Evaluation, prior to undertaking competency beach evaluation.  This is a standard water proficiency requirement.

Every junior member must successfully complete the Beach Evaluation prior to undertaking the competition evaluation.

Any child that does not meet the required evaluation level will require a higher level of supervision when involved in water based activities.

The competition evaluation must be achieved before being eligible to compete in inter-club competition.

This is a standard open water proficiency requirement.  Distances may be adjusted by the Chief Assessor dependent on risk assessment.

If a child wishes to compete in a Branch and/or State Championship event, their respective age award must be completed prior to close of nominations.

           
  • (competition course distance as per competition manual)

Hervey Bay SLSC will commence the season with a Pool Swim morning at Aquatic Centre on Boundary Rd on Sunday 13th September from 9am.  Please refer to Draft Calendar for date.  If you miss this day, you will need to get a pool Swim Certificate from the Registrar, complete the appropriate Pool Swim and get it signed off by a Registered Level 1 Swim Coach before participating in any activities. Please return this completed certificate as soon as possible to the Registrar.


 

Proficiencies Available To Our Members

Training and skilling of members is an important part of the Lifesaving movement. The awards ensure that members are qualified to perform patrols and rescues and are pre-requisites to be involved in competitions at local, regional, state and national levels. There are many Awards available to our Members. Please see the Training Manual for a full list of Awards available. See our Chief Training Officer if you are interested in training for an Award.

Some Awards are as follows:

            Award

Prerequisites

Unit of Competency Link

 

Basic Resuscitation

10 years old

 

Basic Emergency Care

13 years old

 

Surf Rescue Certificate

(SRC)

13 years of age

200m swim in less than 5 min

 

Radio Operators Certificate (ROC)

13 years of age

PUAOPE002A -  Operate Communications Systems and Equipment

Bronze Medallion

15 years of age

400 swim in less than 9 min

Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue

Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

15 years old

HLTCPR201A – Perform CPR

IRB Crewperson

15 years old

Bronze Medallion

 

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (ARC)

15 years of age

PUAEME001A – Provide Emergency Care

 

PUAEME003C – Administer oxygen in an emergency situation *

Defibrillation

16 years of age

 

PUAEME001A – Provide Emergency Care

PUAEME010B _ Operate a semi automatic defibrillator in an emergency situation  *

Operational First Aid Certificate (OFA)

15 years of age

PUAEME001A – Provide Emergency Care

PUAEME002B – Manage injuries at an emergency incident

HLTFA301B – Apply First Aid

Silver Medallion IRB Driver

 

17 years of age

IRB Crewperson

Marine License

PUASAR011A – Search as a member of an aquatic search team

PUASAR010A -  Undertake rescue operations in a small power craft

PUAEQU001A – Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management Award (SMBBM)

17 years of age

Bronze Medallion [P or NP]

Hold a proficient SLSA award such as ROC, ARC, Senior First Aid or OFA

 

All Terrain Vehicle Operator (ATV)

17 years of age

Provisional or Open Drivers License

 

* HLTFA404A [Apply advanced resuscitation techniques] is gained when completing both the   Arc and Defib Courses

 

 

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