As a Junior Active member (15-18 years) member of Bronte SLSC you agree to meet the following 3 responsibilities:
1) Attend an annual skills maintenance session to keep your awards current
- Keep your Bronze Medallion and any other relevant qualification current by attending an annual skills maintence session. Bronze, ARTC, Spinal Management, IRB Crew and IRB Driver expire on 31st December each year. If you obtained your Bronze Medallion between January & April you are required to attend a skills maintenance session prior to December in that same year.
2) Volunteer at the Bondi to Bronte (B2B) Ocean Swim – 1st Sunday in December
- The B2B is the clubs most important fundraising event for the season. We raise vital funds to support all club activities and provide equipment for Nippers, Education, Lifesaving and Competition. ALL club members (excluding nippers) are required to volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours relating to the event (either pre, during or post the event). With prior written approval from club administration you may substitute these voluntary hours for another club activity. For a full list of volunteer roles and to sign up click here.
3) Attend Patrols or provide water safety for a minimum number of hours per season
We recognise that our Junior members are busy with school study and conflicting sporting commitments, we therefore make maintaining membership as easy as possible. We therefore offer Junior Active's the following 2 options:
- a) Do voluntary patrols or Water Safety to a minimum of 10 hours per season*
Juniors may request not to be allocated to a patrol team. These members must accrue at least 10 hours of combined voluntary patrols, and / or Water Safety hours in order to maintain the skills and knowledge required for their award.
b) Be allocated to a regular Patrol Team - equivalent to approximately 30 hours per season
If you elect to be a member of a regular patrol team you are required attend all rostered patrols or find a substitute if you are unable to attend. The club provides an interactive swap forum SWAPSEA for members to find patrol substitutes. Full responsibilities of all patrolling members including cadets are detailed in the club Regulations
*COMPETITORS: All competitors from U15 up to Masters must accrue a minimum of 25 hours per calendar year to comply with Surf Lifesaving Australia Competition requirements . View the full policy here
Each year that you meet the minimum requirements for your membership category counts towards Long Service membership.
What if I don’t meet my commitments?
Failure to attend an annual skills maintenance session
It is a Surf Life Saving Australia requirement that all member Awards are current for the volunteer role they perform. I.E. Surf Rescue Certificate, IRB Crew. If you have not renewed your Award by 31st December in the year you are patrolling, you will no longer be able to patrol or provide water safety. Your membership will be suspended and your club access tag cancelled for the remainder of the season. You will not have access to club equipment or facilities.
Failure to accrue a minimum of 10 patrol and or water safety hours per season
If you are not allocated to a patrol and fail to log at least 5 voluntary hours either patrolling or water safety by 1st February of the current season your membership will be suspended and your club access tag cancelled for the remainder of the season.
Rostered Patrols We rely on our members attending the patrol dates they are rostered to and we monitor member attendance throughout the season. If you are a “no-show” for two or more rostered patrols your membership & club access tag will be suspended and you will be required to attend a judiciary panel of the Life Saving Committee to give reason why your membership should not be suspended for the remainder of the season.