Lifesaving is the core business of our club. Patrolling members man the beach at Palm Cove on weekends and public holidays from April through to November. We have a proud record of safety to uphold, and our volunteer members pride themselves on the ability to react to emergency situations in a thoroughly professional manner.
Become a volunteer surf life saver!
To become a volunteer surf lifesaver (and an Australian Icon) the base award is the Bronze Medallion.
Bronze Medallion Pre-requisites
The Bronze Course takes between 4 weeks to complete and includes the ability to swim in both the pool and the surf, knowledge of rescue techniques, first aid, resuscitation, radios and general life saving methodology.
Active members are then placed onto a patrol roster and are asked to perform voluntary patrols for the Club. Members who perform patrols for the Club are eligible to compete in surf life saving carnivals.
Once a member has obtained their Bronze they must complete an annual skills maintenance (proficiency) exam each season to continue their patrol and competition activities.
There are other optional awards that can be obtained. These include –
There are many other awards available so for more information contact the Chief Training Officer, Club Captain or Club Administrator.
The development of the skills necessary to become the ‘best’ lifesaver you can be is a task that is taken very seriously throughout the whole movement. The club in conjunction with the North Queensland Branch regularly holds courses that will assist members in becoming active members.