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Kurrawa Surf Club
Kurrawa Surf Club
Kurrawa Surf Club

No matter what your motivation for becoming a life saver is, there will always be a personally satisfying challenge ahead. Apart from the benefits of health, fitness, friendship, competition, knowledge, leadership and being able to put something back into the community, there are always life saving awards to be gained, with the majority of these awards now nationally recognised.

Surf life savers start young with Active Cadets (13 to 15 years), Active Juniors (15 to 18) years and Active Seniors (18 and over). Cadets receive on the job training while on patrol, while the Juniors are involved in all areas of life saving and are required to perform patrol duties. All life savers are encouraged to gain extra awards to improve their skills.


  • Surf Rescue Certificate – 13 years

  • Radio Operators Certificate – 13 years

  • Bronze Medallion / Cert. II in Water Safety (Aquatic Division) – 15 years

  • Apply First Aid – 14 years

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques – 15 years

  • IRB Crewperson’s Certificate – 15 years

  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver’s Award – 17 years

  • ATV Operator – 17 years

  • Training Officer Certificate – Age 16

  • Perform CPR – Age 10

  • Tractor Induction – 17 years

  • Silver Medallion Life Support – 17 years

  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management – 17 years

  • Gold Medallion Advanced Life Saving – 18 years

These are just a few of the awards that are on offer once you join the life saving movement.


  • You must be a minimum of 15 years

  • Have the ability to swim 400 meters in the time of 9 minutes or less

The course will be run over a period of approximately 8 weeks, generally on a Sunday. During this time you will be taught the skills to become an active life saver and then assessed on what you have learnt.


Proficiency courses are held periodically with the Club - contact the office for dates and times.


  • Timed pool swim MUST be completed prior to the proficiency or else you will not be able to start

  • Pool swim times can be taken by any level 1 swim coach (proof to be supplied), with the downloadable pool form below


All members must complete the attached workbook or complete your workbook online as per the instructions below.


Do you want to complete your proficiency paper online? Click the button below to create an account and complete your paperwork. Alternatively if you are having troubles opening this link or have a Mac computer please visit



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