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Training & Education

SLSA Junior Development Program

There is a Junior Development program that includes lessons tailored to each of the Nipper age groups at North Cronulla SLSC. This ensures the content is relevant, in line with lifesaving and competition for that age group and is an exciting and engaging experience for the children.

The program is based on participation and not assessed on competence; this means your child must only be actively involved in each of the lessons to gain the award available for different Age Groups.

Summary of Junior Development Awards:

Surf Play (Under 6 & Under 7)

Surf Aware 1 (Under 8) - Please click for copy of U8 Age Guide

Surf Aware 2 (Under 9)

Surf Safe 1 (Under 10)

Surf Safe 2 (Under 11)

Surf Smart 1 (Under 12)

Surf Smart 2 (Under 13)

SLSA Junior Awards

Surf Survival

Provides our Nippers of all Age Groups with an understanding of the surf environment and an introduction to rescue techniques and first aid in order to be able to safely enjoy surf activities Surf Survival Overview

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) course is the introductory award for a patrolling surf lifesaver that can be achieved from the age of 13. This course helps to prepare participants for active patrolling duties that may include: rescue skills, first aid and resuscitation.

Participants not only test their skills in practical learning, but also explore the theoretical side of surf lifesaving, including: safety knowledge and surf awareness. The SRC course generally commences with an Information evening followed by a program including theory and practical sessions.

Approximately a 6 week course with the exam date scheduled 6 weeks later to coincide with the beginning of the patrol season at the end of September. The candidate is required to complete a 200m swim in five (5) minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25m.

Membership fees will need to be paid before the first training session.

Training manual can be pre-purchased online via your members portal, at the office or can be purchased at the information night.

To sit the exam a Nipper must be 13 years of Age – anyone in the age group below that has a birthday early in season can train with the group and wait for a later exam if they haven’t turned of age on date of the first exam.   

Surf Rescue Certificate - Training at North Cronulla

Our Under 14's are already in training for their first major award as lifesavers and we hope it is the first of many SLSA awards.

  • Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC 001) commences, Wednesday 30 July – Saturday 20 September (assessment day TBA)