Kurrawa has set the following dates for our Skills Maintenance:

  1.     Sunday, 13th September 2020 at 7am or 8am

  2.     Saturday, 10th October 2020 at 7am or 8am

  3.     Sunday, 8th November 2020 at 7am or 8am

This year you must register for your chosen date and time slot.


Each year members that wish to patrol or compete must undertake a proficiency test to be deemed competent in the awards they hold.


All members that were proficient in the 2019/2020 season must attend a skills maintenance check unless you have gained the award after 1 July 2020. Members that were not proficient in 2019/2020 will need to complete a 400 pool swim in 9 minutes or less prior to attending a Skills Maintenance test. Members that have not been proficient for a period of 3 years or more need to contact 


Skills Maintenance Checks (proficiency) will include but not limited to:


  • Completing a 13 question theory paper (located below)

  • Participating in a Run, Swim, Run

  • Demonstrating CPR skills

  • Demonstrating competency in Board and Tube rescues

  • Spinal carries

  • Signals

  • Radio

  • Power craft awards (IRB Driver & Crew) 


The theory paper is available online through the SLSA Members Portal (QLD version). From the Training Library within elearning, members must ensure that they select view course for SLS - Lifesaving Queensland in the course category option. You will need to read the Skills Maintenance Bulletin prior to completing the theory paper.


Members that only hold the Emergency Care awards (First Aid or ART) MUST attend a skills maintenance check to maintain proficiency in their Resuscitation award.


Members are not permitted to participate in Skills Maintenance at other clubs unless pre-arranged through Kurrawa.