Surf lifesavers are Australian for life. You can be too! A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.
Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new mates, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day.
To become a surf lifesaver you need to become a member of the Henley Surf Life Saving club. You will then need to obtain your Bronze Medallion training qualification. To obtain this you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.
Once you’ve successfully completed this, you will be wearing the red and yellow, and can proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. The Club Captain or Vice-Captain will then allocate you to a patrol.
Becoming a surf lifesaver has never been easier. To find out more about becoming a surf lifesaver, contact the Club Captain the button below.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries with any of the above or any other lifesaving matter.