SNB Branch Training Course Calendar
Sydney Northern Beaches also run courses.
For the current course schedule
For details of the pre-requisites required for each qualification
Training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club
North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club regularly runs training courses for the general public, as well as club members. This is an ideal opportunity to be trained in the skills required to be Life Savers and workplace safety officers. Check the Training Calendar on this page for upcoming courses, or contact the club for more information.
The following is a guide to all courses available:
Basic Resuscitation - (10-13 years) a great introduction to life saving techniques
Surf Rescue Certificates - (14 years) necessary to compete at State Championships
Bronze Medallion - (15 years) internationally recognised
For more details on Bronze Medallion training Click Here
Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards.
Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.
Always swim under supervision.
If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard.
Don't swim directly after a meal.
Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Never run or dive in the water. Even if you have checked before. Water conditions can change.
If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance.
Use 15+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.
Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.
Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.
Jane Trumper- ARTC, BM, Senior 1st Aid, Qualified Theatre Nurse
Ray Merton- Patrol Captain, BM and IRB Assessor, ARTC, Senior 1st Aid, IRB Driver, SLS trainer & competitor
David Young - IRB Driver
Clare Hagon - Assessor, ARTC, BM, Senior 1st Aid
Michael Jones - Trainer
Ben Hickey - Trainer
9. I have never used a recue board before - am I capable of completing the practical side of the course?
Yes, we have instructed many candidates with little or no skill in this area who have successfully completed the course. We will give you extra training and access to equipment should you need it.
10. Is it a difficult Course?
Yes, the course is challenging but it is also a lot of fun and most participants really enjoy all the aspects of it. To be a qualified Life Saver is an honour but enjoyment is also critical to our course objectives.