Otago Intermediate Guard Course - 27th Nov 2015 to 29th Nov 2015

Enrolments for the SLSNZ Otago Intermediate Lifeguard Course are now open!

If you are interested in registering for this course, please contact Sam Clutterbuck for an application form..

The prerequisites for the 2015 course are:

  • Surf Lifeguard Award with at least 1 years patrolling
  • Refreshed Surf Lifeguard
  • Member of a SLS club

Details of this course:
Date/Time: 6:00pm Friday 27th November – 5:00pm Sunday 29th November 2015
Location: Brighton SLSC , but travelling to other locations during weekend

The aims of the course are to:
  • Engage participants with new lifeguarding skills and reinforce core lifeguarding knowledge.
  • Give participants an understanding of how SLS fits into the greater Emergency Services sector.
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and ultimately improve the retention rate of teenagers in surf life saving
  • To bridge the gap between the Surf Lifeguard Award and the National Lifeguard School.
The course will include some of the following theory/practical sessions;
  • Ice breakers
  • Roles and responsibilities of patrol members
  • Professionalism
  • First Aid recap
  • First Aid and Emergency Scenarios (practical)
  • IRB session at Taieri Mouth
  • Pick-ups, Mass rescues
  • Police SAR lecture
  • VHF Radios and communication/SAR recap
  • Media relations/social media
  • Rock session
  • Tube rescue/unconscious patient pick up
  • Tows/releases
  • Pool champs events/team races
  • Rescue Helicopter visit
  • Patrol Scenarios

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