Kurrawa has set the following dates for our Skills Maintenance:

  1.     Sunday, 12th September 2021 at 7am (registration 6:00am - 6:45am)

  2.     Saturday, 9th October 2021 at 7am (registration 6:00am - 6:45am)

  3.     Sunday, 7th November 2021 at 7am (registration 6:00am - 6:45am)

Please remember 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 2020/2021 season must attend a skills maintenance check unless you have gained the award after 1 July 2021. Members that were not proficient in 2020/2021 will need to complete a 400mtr pool swim in 9 minutes or less and 200mtr in 5 minutes or less for SRC 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 2 question online theory (located below)

  • Complete the online radio skills maintenance (Elearning)

  • Participating in a Run, Swim, Run

  • Demonstrating CPR skills

  • Demonstrating competency in Board and Tube rescues

  • Spinal care (water and walk up)

  • 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 watch the Skills Maintenance Video prior to completing the theory questions.


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.