Surf Rescue Certificate

The Seaspray Surf Club wants to hear from anyone interested in undertaking their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) during the 2023-24 season.

This season’s course will be held on December 11th, 12th, 13th and 16th at the ‘Spray.

The SRC provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge in aquatic rescue operations, surf awareness and basic first aid and CPR.  Participants also learn how to use surf life saving equipment, including rescue boards, and enables young members to take part in patrols.

The Surf Rescue Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel. These include:

  • surf awareness
  • rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)
  • resuscitation (CPR)
  • first aid
  • communications
  • radio operations
  • standard patrol practices
  • team work
  • improve fitness.

Those who successfully complete their SRC are considered water safety personnel or cadet surf life savers and continue their learning alongside more experienced patrol members.

Those who undertake the Surf Rescue Certificate must be:
• a financial club member
• at least 13 years old (within 60 days of final assessment), and
• able to swim 200m in 5 mins

Typically, Nippers in the Under 14 age group undertake their SRC, but youth and adult club members have completed their SRC and are now long-standing patrol members.

The SRC provides a useful stepping stone for those who want to continue on to get their Bronze Medallion when they are 15 years old or older.

All U14s will require their SRC and Competition Skills Evaluation to be eligible to compete at the Victorian Lifesaving Championships or in rescue board events at state-level surf life saving carnivals.  Competitors are required to compete at least one Victorian carnival during the summer season to be eligible for entry to the Victorian Lifesaving Championships.

If you or your child is interested or you have any questions, please contact James Robbins on 0476 168 060 or