The patrolling team make up an integral part of the Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club. From early December through to Easter we patrol the beach and ensure the safety of the general public. This year our volunteer lifesavers will patrol the beach at the following times:
26th November 2016 to 24th December 2016 – Saturdays 1pm to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 5pm
26th December 2016 to 26th January 2017 – Saturdays 1pm to 6pm and Sundays 10am to 6pm
28th January 2017 to 17th April 2017 – Saturdays 1pm to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 5pm (Saturday 15th April 2017 10am to 5pm)
Christmas Day – Beach Not Patrolled
The last few seasons have seen a movement away from a Surf Rescue Team model to a more inclusive and structured format of patrols. Essentially each patrol has a captain, and a senior mentor, both of whom will be experienced and qualified to ensure the smooth running of their select patrols. Then underneath them we have members, a spread between Bronze Medallion, SRC, and more senior and highly qualified members. Each patrol has around 8-12 patrols across the season, so the load of patrol is spread evenly and fairly across all members.
There are two different types of patrols, the competition and the non-competition. This is a distinction only for the ease of timetabling with the competition members having Surf Life Saving competitions to attend regularly. However it has the added benefit of allowing for team bonding, and to make team training easier.
For those members who are not allocated to a specific patrol, you are welcome and encouraged to come down and patrol whenever it suits you, your participation would be a fantastic addition to the patrol teams.
This year patrols commence on November 26th 2016 and continue through to April 17th 2017. Patrol teams and rosters will be finalised by mid-November and published on the club website and emailed to all members. Members will also be able to view their patrol roster and previous patrol hours by logging into their Lifesaving Online account.
If members have any queries regarding their patrols they should contact us via our contact form with the subject line: patrols.