Graduates of the Nipper program, who reach 13 years of age, can experience a fulfilling and exciting career as an active Cadet 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. While in the U14 age group they will compete at Senior Carnivals. 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.

Dates for the 2019 Surf Rescue Certificate camp are still to be confirmed.

Registrations for this year’s camp for current members of Point Leo SLSC will open September 1st 2019. Details on how to register will be advised in the weekly club notices email.

The waiting list for new members to Point Leo who want to participate in this camp will open in mid-August.

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:

  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Surf Awareness and Skills
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic Resuscitation
  • Communications
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Patrols

For further information please email the Club Chief Instructor at