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Patrols

Patrols

An iconic sight on Australian beaches for more than a century, volunteer surf lifesavers are recognised worldwide and provide a unique community service. Surf lifesavers are easily recognised by the famous red and yellow cap, and their bright red and yellow uniforms.

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club has provided a safe swimming environment at Moruya beaches since 1932. While being active in all areas of competition, we are also strong supporters of our local community.

The club patrols Moruya Beach from November to April each year, and when resources are available, these services are extended to Shelly Beach and the beach in front of Dolphin Beach Caravan Park.  The level of expertise required to provide these services ensures our members are regularly updated with current training.

During the season the surf club holds Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze Medallion qualifying courses.  You must hold an SRC or Bronze Medallion to be a patrolling surf lifesaver.

Our SRC and Bronze courses commence in October and March and run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until Assessment (usually in six weeks). For more information contact our Chief Training Officer at .

Patrol Sign Up

Once you hold your SRC or Bronze Medallion you then sign up to a minimum of five patrols in a season at days and times that suit you via the button below:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Scroll through the calendar on the SignUp webpage, pick at least 5 patrols you can do (including at least one public holiday), complete the details and you will be rostered on those days. Please make sure you do a mix of side and peak season patrols.  Every patrol must have a minimum of four lifesavers.

You can roster yourself on the same days as friends or family as long as there is a spot available.  First in, first served.  If you do not sign up yourself, the Club Captain will assign you to ensure we provide the minimum number of lifesavers for every patrol.  Once the minimum four spaces are filled, additional spaces will be available on that patrol.

For further information about patrols, please contact our Club Captain at .

Once you sign up for a patrol, it is your responsibility to find a substitute if you can’t attend a patrol. Failing to turn up or messaging the Club Captain at the last minute is not OK.  Start by asking people personally and then try using our Moruya SLSC Facebook page. If you still can’t find someone, contact your patrol captain for more help. Their details are on the Signup page

Proficiencies

It is your responsibility to ensure you are proficient for patrol.  Annual SRC and Bronze skills maintenance are held on two days in November and December, you only need to attend one of the days. You must also complete the skills maintenance online modules on the Surf lifesaving Members Portal before you do your requalification.  Don’t forget to bring a print out of your certificate for all the awards to the skills maintenance day: https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/members

If you want to patrol or compete you must have done your proficiency before 31st December.

On Patrol

  • · Arrive punctually and ensure you have your full patrol uniform including your cap.
  • · At all times while on patrol wear the patrol uniform, especially your red and yellow quartered cap - which must be tied correctly under your chin and be visible on your head.
  • · If you wish to go into the water, let your Patrol Captain know and do not enter the water without your patrol cap tied on.
  • · Be vigilant at all times - people can get into difficulties very quickly in the water. Patrol members must monitor the surf and crowd conditions at all times.
  • · Do not leave the beach without the permission of your Patrol Captain. If you leave the beach, do not wear your patrol uniform or cap.
  • · If you finish your patrol and the relieving patrol is not present, please consult with your Patrol Captain - you may have to remain on patrol until the relieving patrol is in place.
  • · Sunscreen is available in the trailer or you can bring your own.
  • · Stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
  • · Training for surf sports is not permitted when on patrol. Plan ahead and discuss your patrol commitments with your coach.
  • · Please look after our club equipment, don’t drag boards and put everything away.
  • · Remember the patrol captain is in charge, so make sure youintroduce yourself if you are joining a different team for the day. Also let them know if you need to leave the patrol – they need to know where you are so they can call on you at any time.

Competition Requirements

If you are a competitor, it is important to be aware of all the competition requirements for patrols. Check out SLSC policy 5.4 for more info.

A little bit about Moruya Surf Life Saving Club

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club has provided a safe swimming environment on Moruya beaches since 1932. Whilst active in all areas of competition, we are also strong supporters of our local community. The club patrols Moruya Beach from October-April each year.

Contact Us

(02) 4474 2674

Charles Moffitt Drive, MORUYA

POSTAL ADDRESS:

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club, PO Box 15

MORUYA, NSW 2537