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Junior Awards & Policies

Junior Preliminary Evaluation and Award Summary Chart

Many activities that will be completed by children as part of junior activities will be conducted in the water. To ensure that all children have a suitable swimming ability to allow them to participate in these activities, SLSA has developed a Junior Preliminary Skills Evaluation for each age group.

Every junior member is required to participate in this evaluation, conducted by the club, prior to any junior water activity training or competition being undertaken. It includes a swim and a float which is progressively increased by age group.

Normally this would occur at the very first training session but if not this must be completed before any water activity is undertaken. The intent of this is to conduct an evaluation of each junior member’s own personal swimming and water survival ability for the information of the member, parent and age manager.

Note: Children who aren’t yet competent can still become members and continue with modified junior surf education or training activities. Please contact the club for more information.

Junior Awards Program

The Junior Development Program is designed to ensure children from the ages of 5 to 12 have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will pathway them to becoming a lifesaver – what we like to call ‘Serious Fun’.

The specially designed program guides knowledge and skills learning outcomes through lessons that are tailored to each of the age groups. We ensure the content is relevant, in line with lifesaving and surf sports most up to date training standards and most of all exciting! Each age group has its own individual set of lessons – between 10 and 16 depending on the age group.

Policy and Application Forms

Junior State Team Selection Policy

Hot Weather Policy

Members are advised to check the weather forecast on the Bureau of Meteorology website on Friday evening at 5pm.

  • If the forecast is 38 degrees or less, training will continue as normal.
  • If the forecast is above 38 degrees, training will be moved to the Saturday morning at 9am

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