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    Our aim is to provide education and training in nationally recognised courses to train and educate our members to the highest standard, providing opportunities for skills based development, to effectively patrol Freshwater Beach.

    The next Intensive 4 day Bronze Medallion & SRC Course will commence Monday 8th January – Thursday 11th January, 9AM – 3PM.

    **With an assessment on Friday 12th January at Collaroy**

    The course will include a one day First Aid course (if current qualification not already held by the candidates).

    Please contact our Chief Training Office Kelly Dobrow at to register and for more information.



    The Surf Rescue Certificate is the entry level patrolling award for people aged 13 and above. Underpinning knowledge will come from an understanding of Work Health and Safety, surf skills, communication techniques and working as a member of a team.

    The next SRC Course will commence Sunday 8 October, 2023.

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    $200 plus membership fee.

    Start Date:

    Sunday 8 October 2023.

    Training Times:

    Sundays 8:30 am – 11am


    • Be thirteen (13) years of age on the day of assessment
    • Complete a 200 metre pool swim in five (5) minutes or less


    • Theory (online learning)
    • Signals
    • Resuscitation
    • Rescues
    • Communications, Radios
    • Team work in a patrolling situation.


    • Demonstrate resuscitation – mouth to mouth, mouth to mask, patient management, use of defibrillator
    • Demonstrate signals, radio maintenance
    • Run 100m Swim 100m Run 100m in five (5) minutes
    • Demonstrate rescue techniques using a rescue tube
    • Demonstrate a board rescue, as part of a team, including radio communications


    For further information please email

    To Register:

    Please send an email to  You will be sent instructions on how to join Freshwater SLSC and how to pay your membership and training fees.

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    The Bronze Medallion is a skills based award for ages 15 and above. Candidates train in groups for approximately six (6) weeks, training twice per week and will be assessed on various skills in communications and team work in a patrolling situation.

    For further information please review our Bronze Medallion FAQs.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact

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    $265 plus membership fee.

    Start Date:

    Wednesday 18 October 2023

    Training Times:

    Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    Please bring a laptop or handheld device to the first session

    Candidates will undertake 400m pool swim (under 9 minutes)


    • Be fifteen (15) years of age on the day of assessment
    • Complete a 400 metre pool swim in nine (9) minutes or less

    Dry Skills:

    • Resuscitation, Defibrillator use and safety
    • Radio Skills
    • First Aid
    • Signals
    • What happens on patrol, Safety, Team Work


    Wet Skills:

    • Tube Rescues
    • Board Rescues
    • Patient Carries
    • First Aid, including Spinal injuries
    • Radios
    • IRB Safety and assistance

    How to Enrol:

    Complete Training Enrolment Form:  Training Enrolment Form v6 June 2022


    For further information please email

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    All Patrol Members, Competing Long Serving Members & Nipper Water Safety are required to complete an Annual Skills Maintenance (formerly known as Proficiency) at the start of each season. This is a skills refresher, not a test, and covers all requirements set out by SLSA.

    Sessions this year:

    Sun 8 October @ 2pm (dry then wet)
    Sat 14 October @ 8.30am (dry then wet)
    Sat 11 November @ 8.30am (dry then wet)
    Sun 19 November @ 12 midday (dry then wet)

    You must book in via eLearning Training Events, and you must complete the online theory module before attending the practical session. See instructions below.

    Instructions_2023 Skills Maintenance at Freshwater

    Any queries, please email Education 

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    Trainers and Assessors are the backbone of Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club. By helping other members develop their full potential through training and education, they help to build stronger, highly skilled patrol teams. Becoming and Trainer and Assessor is a great way to assist the club and to help others get the most from their lifesaving experience. Trainers and Assessors follow the pathway provided by the NSW Academy.  If you would be interested in becoming a Trainer and Assessor, please contact

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    There are a number of higher awards available to members once they have completed their Bronze Medallion. These include Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Powercraft, First Aid and Public Safety awards.

    Members are encouraged to fully participate in their lifesaving duties by undertaking higher awards.

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    Courses are conducted both in-house at Freshwater SLSC and in conjunction with SLS Sydney Northern Beaches and SLS New South Wales. 2022-2023 Course dates TBA

    Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

    The next course starts Wednesday 18 October 2023.  Or a Condensed Course on Sunday 17 September. 

    Powercraft Awards

    These awards include ATV, IRB Crew, IRB Driver and RWC (Jetski) awards.  The next IRB Crew Course will commence 9 September 2023.

    First Aid Awards

    These awards include Advanced Resuscitation, Apply First Aid, Spinal Management and Advanced Emergency Care.  We have First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation courses running Saturday 16 September and Saturday 28 October. 

    Public Safety Awards

    These include Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management, Cert III Public Safety and the Gold Medallion.

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    Please Note : These awards qualification charts are subject to change. Please check the Surf Life Saving NSW website to get updates.

    Existing member?

    Email Education to register for upcoming courses!


    Kelly Dobrow, Chief Training Officer