Patrol

Volunteers are an essential part of our club

Volunteers & Patrol

Volunteer surf life savers provide a vital service to the community on weekends and during public holidays during the warmer months. Our volunteers are trained in both rescue and resuscitation. In addition to saving lives, our presence ensures that people have peace of mind when they visit the beach knowing that help is close at hand should the unforeseen happen.

Whilst the Club offers a variety of activities, our primary focus remains to provide proficient lifesavers to help patrol our beaches and protect the community who use them.

New patrolling members are always welcome. To become a patrolling member, you must complete your Bronze Medallion (or your ‘SRC’ if you are aged 13). Bronze medallion courses, and many others, are run periodically at our club and others throughout the season. Enquiries should be directed to: lennoxsurfclub@bigpond.com . Once you have attained your Bronze, patrolling members also have to demonstrate their proficiency every year.

Patrolling members have the option of participating at Seniors, Opens and Masters Carnivals. To compete, members must undertake a minimum of 25 patrol hours in a calendar year.

Click here for the current patrol timetable

Duties and obligations

  • Please turn up on time! The time listed on your roster is the time that patrol must be on the beach, set up and ready to go, including IRB, so please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the listed start time to assist with set up.
  • All members should share the responsibility of setting up and packing away.
  • All members must wear full patrol uniform, including patrol cap and DHL shorts. You should also bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and water
  • All patrol members must sign on and off in the patrol log
  • You are required to have completed your proficiency testing by 31st December.
  • If you cannot make a rostered patrol, you should try and swap with a member from another patrol group or from the active reserve list. If you cannot get anyone, please contact your patrol captain
  • If you need to leave patrol for any reason, you must advise your patrol captain.

Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing dates and times for this year are:

Lennox Head
Wed 17/10/2018 – Dry – 6pm start
Sat   20/10/2018 03/11/2018 – Wet – 9am start (rescheduled due to bad surf conditions)
Wed 21/11/2018 – Dry – 6pm start
Sun  25/11/2018 – Wet – 9am start

If you are unable to attend on these dates, you may wish to consider attending a session at another club within our Branch (details below).

Ballina: Wed 24/10/2018 Dry | Sun 28/10/2018 Wet

Yamba: Sun 28/10/2018

Salt: Sun 28/10/2018 | Sun 16/12/2018

Brunswick Heads: Sun 11/11/2018 | Sat 15/12/2018

Evans Head: Sun 11/11/2018 Dry | Tue 27/11/2018 Dry | Sat 01/12/2018 Wet