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Bridport Surf Lifesaving Club – Lifesaving

Lifesaving

Providing a volunteer Surf Lifesaving service to the Bridport community is the primary function of the Bridport SLSC. We aim to keep members of the public safe when they are on the beach or in the water. Our club patrols Goftons Beach (and sometimes beyond) at Bridport every Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays from the first weekend in December until the last weekend in March. Lifesavers are on patrol from 10am until 3pm in the afternoon.

 

Lifesavers have qualifications in first aid and aquatic rescue techniques and can assist with assist with any injuries or incidents on the beach or in the water. Our lifesavers also provide water safety at club training sessions including nippers, surf carnivals and many other events such as open water swims and Bridport community events
such as fun runs.

 

How to get involved!

Everyone is welcome to become a lifesaver. It’s a great way to give back to your community whilst getting fit and making lifelong friends.  

The Bronze Medallion is the major senior lifesaving qualification that all lifesavers aim to achieve. Training for the Bronze Medallion includes CPR and basic first aid skills, rescue techniques using lifesaving equipment such as boards or rescue tubes and patrolling skills such as radio operations.

Many of our junior members once they finish Nippers, start their lifesaving careers by completing the Surf Rescue Certificate award, which is less demanding than the Bronze Medallion. Once our lifesavers have achieved their Bronze Medallion they can then look to training for many other qualifications. Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Drivers or Crewperson, Advanced First Aid, Oxygen Therapy, Jet Ski, Spinal Management and Radio Operator are just some of the other qualifications lifesavers can obtain. Surf Lifesaving Tasmania is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider so most qualifications now have VET accreditation and can be used in other workplaces or for our junior members as credit points towards their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

For more information please contact secretary@bridportslsc.org.au and we will direct your query to the appropriate person.