U14 Nippers - SRC 

Description

During their last year of the Nipper Program, Under 14 Nippers undertake training for the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). This award teaches basic first aid, resuscitation and surf rescue skills enabling candidates to become training cadet lifesavers who can take part in beach patrols and Water Safety.

The SRC is a 20 hour course which is run in conjunction with the Nipper sessions with each session running an extra hour and one evening session added.

All Nipper Program Registration requirements still apply to U14 Nippers, including completing the SRC Timed Swim Form. Due to Covid restrictions limiting pool access, this will be done during the first session.

Cost: $60 (payable upon registration) plus membership (covers a resuscitation mask and Life Saving Victoria award processing). Candidates will also be required to purchase the Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue 35th Edition (PSAR35) Training Manual (cost $10).

 

The Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue 35th Edition (PSAR35) Training Manual now has 10 modules that align with the new SRC and BM curriculum and training sessions. The PSAR35 manual is electronic and accessible on a mobile device. Click here for details.

Course Dates

The SRC course runs in conjunction with the Summer Nipper Program. Please refer to Nipper Dates.

Participants must also enroll with LSV for the SRC course. Participants must have their own SLSA Members Area account to enable them to enroll via the SLSV Member Training Portal.

Pre-Requisites

  • Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration

  • 13 years+ (U14 age group) as at 30 September

  • Able to swim 200m. Due to Covid restrictions limiting pool access, this will be done during the first session.

Skills Maintenance

An annual Skills Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award current.

Course Outcomes

  • Surf awareness

  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)

  • Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Firs aid

  • Communications

  • Radio operations

  • Standard patrol practices

  • Team work

  • Improve fitness

Assessment

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role play, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course.

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