Nippers who reach 13 years of age, can experience a fulfilling and exciting career as an active life saver. These members undergo training in beach safety, rescues and First Aid, and are actively involved in the provision of lifesaving services to the public.  The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is offered to the Nippers who have turned 13 or 14 years of age and is compulsory for Nippers and Cadets competing in the U14 and U15 age groups at carnivals.

The 2022 Surf Rescue Certificate Course will be held on 10/12 and 11/12 with the assessment on 17/12/2022.

Registrations for this year’s course for current members of Point Leo SLSC are open. Details on how to register have been advised in the weekly club notices email.

A candidate:

  • Must be a minimum age of 13 years old on the date of examination
  • Must complete a 100m run, 100m swim, 100m run within 5 minutes
  • Must have completed a 200m swim in 5 minutes or less, in a swimming pool or over a measured open water course before any training starts in the surf

Units to be covered:

  • Communications
  • Radio Operations
  • CPR and AED in an emergency situation
  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Surf Awareness and Skills
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Patrols

For further information please email the Club Chief Instructor at