Life Saving is the core of the surf club. As a club, we are responsible for the patrolling of the beach and the safety of hundreds of thousands of beach goers every year.
You won't only learn life long skills but, also make life long friendships. The Alex Surf Club is not just a club but a community. Anyone can apply to be a lifesaver and we provide you with all the skills and training required to save a life!
Becoming a Lifesaver
To become a Lifesaver you will need to Join Alex and gain your Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Saftey Aquatic Rescue) or Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). Throughout both of these courses you will learn skills in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.
The SRC and Bronze courses run for 6 and 8 weeks respectivley, for approximately 6 hours each day. Once you have completed your course sucessfully you will become an avtive member and be able to patrol the beach.
Be involved without a Bronze
We also have a number of courses that are avaliable if you would like to patrol the beach but don't want to complete your Bronze or SRC. These include your Observers Certificate, First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation (ART).
You will need to join the Alex Surf Club and register for one of these courses. To do so please cotact the Administration Office here.
Skills Maintenance is essential to ensure all our lifesavers are up to date with the current best practices on the beach. Every patrolling member is assessed based on the award they hold and use on the beach.
The skills maintence date's and session are emailed to all members throughout the first half of each season (August - December). They will also be avalible under the documents and policies page here.