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Patrols

Patrols

An iconic sight on Australian beaches for more than a century, volunteer surf lifesavers are recognised worldwide and provide a unique community service. Surf lifesavers are easily recognised by the famous red and yellow cap, and their bright red and yellow uniforms.

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club has provided a safe swimming environment at Moruya beaches since 1932. While being active in all areas of competition, we are also strong supporters of our local community.

The club patrols Moruya Beach from November to April each year, and when resources are available, these services are extended to Shelly Beach and the beach in front of Dolphin Beach Caravan Park.  The level of expertise required to provide these services ensures our members are regularly updated with current training.

During the season the surf club holds Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze Medallion qualifying courses.  You must hold an SRC or Bronze Medallion to be a patrolling surf lifesaver.

Our SRC and Bronze courses commence in October and March and run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until Assessment (usually in six weeks). For more information contact our Chief Training Officer at .

Patrol Sign Up

Once you hold your SRC or Bronze Medallion you then sign up to a minimum of five patrols in a season at days and times that suit you via the button below:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp

Hello to past, current and future Moruya surf club members.

As always the first order of business is to set our beach patrols in place and for this season we are going to use a combination of the Signup App and a rostered system in the endeavour of better sharing the load. Every member is an important and respected member of this club and we understand that not everyone can commit to the same load of patrols, if one patrol is what you can give we will accept this equally to the member who can do the full patrol load. What we (every member) can’t continue to do is expect that a small number of members should be left to carry the largest portion of the patrol load so attached you will find a listing of patrol dates commencing on Xmas day running through to the end of the season. The first half of the season has been covered with rostered patrols predominately filled by the clubs competitors so in effect we now have 4 months left to cover.

The plan is to try to roster each member on for only one patrol a month across 12 patrol groups so basically we are asking each member, including those already rostered pre Xmas for 4 patrols for the remainder of the season. We are asking you to give us say 8 dates you are available to patrol from the attached list and we will then look to build a roster picking 4 or 5 of those dates and hopefully that fills every weekend patrol for the remainder of the season. Also if you have a preference to patrol with friends or family let us know that as well so it can be fitted into the roster.

If you are a past member and haven’t patrolled for a few season we would love to welcome you home. If you are a Nipper Parent doing Water Safety we understand that commitment but if you could give us only one, two or three patrols that would be a great help in spreading the load.

So the Signup App is now available please take the few minutes to identify your 8 available dates and submit your response by Sat 2 Dec to which will allow us a couple of weeks to build the roster for the second half of the season. If you haven’t responded by the 2 Dec we will have to build a roster and simply allocate each member to patrols and then if those dates don’t suit it becomes a lot of work for a few to pull the roster apart and start again so your assistance will be appreciated.

For further information about patrols, please contact our Club Captain at .

Once you sign up for a patrol, it is your responsibility to find a substitute if you can’t attend a patrol. Failing to turn up or messaging the Club Captain at the last minute is not OK.  Start by asking people personally and then try using our Moruya SLSC Facebook page. If you still can’t find someone, contact your patrol captain for more help. Their details are on the Signup page

Proficiencies

It is your responsibility to ensure you are proficient for patrol.  Annual SRC and Bronze skills maintenance are held on two days in November and December, you only need to attend one of the days. You must also complete the skills maintenance online modules on the Surf lifesaving Members Portal before you do your requalification.  Don’t forget to bring a print out of your certificate for all the awards to the skills maintenance day: https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/members

If you want to patrol or compete you must have done your proficiency before 31st December.

On Patrol

  • · Arrive punctually and ensure you have your full patrol uniform including your cap.
  • · At all times while on patrol wear the patrol uniform, especially your red and yellow quartered cap - which must be tied correctly under your chin and be visible on your head.
  • · If you wish to go into the water, let your Patrol Captain know and do not enter the water without your patrol cap tied on.
  • · Be vigilant at all times - people can get into difficulties very quickly in the water. Patrol members must monitor the surf and crowd conditions at all times.
  • · Do not leave the beach without the permission of your Patrol Captain. If you leave the beach, do not wear your patrol uniform or cap.
  • · If you finish your patrol and the relieving patrol is not present, please consult with your Patrol Captain - you may have to remain on patrol until the relieving patrol is in place.
  • · Sunscreen is available in the trailer or you can bring your own.
  • · Stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
  • · Training for surf sports is not permitted when on patrol. Plan ahead and discuss your patrol commitments with your coach.
  • · Please look after our club equipment, don’t drag boards and put everything away.
  • · Remember the patrol captain is in charge, so make sure youintroduce yourself if you are joining a different team for the day. Also let them know if you need to leave the patrol – they need to know where you are so they can call on you at any time.

Competition Requirements

If you are a competitor, it is important to be aware of all the competition requirements for patrols. Check out SLSC policy 5.4 for more info.

A little bit about Moruya Surf Life Saving Club

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club has provided a safe swimming environment on Moruya beaches since 1932. Whilst active in all areas of competition, we are also strong supporters of our local community. The club patrols Moruya Beach from November-April each year.

Contact Us

(02) 4474 2674

Coronation Drive, MORUYA

POSTAL ADDRESS:

Moruya Surf Life Saving Club, PO Box 15

MORUYA, NSW 2537