Skills Maintenance (Proficiency)

We are pleased to announce the Skills Maintenance dates alongside a revised process. 

This year every Patrol Team and Nippers water safety have been allocated dates to gather teams together to refresh skills.  
- Reserve Active / Life Member / Long Service / Honorary Member (RA/LM/LS/HM) and others not specifically assigned a session are welcome to sign up to any session.
- ART holders are welcome to attend a skills maintenance that is the same day as their ART course if need be.
- If you can't make your allocated session due to an extenuating circumstance or a critical reason, please choose another session but also keep in mind the session may already be full. (We will confirm with you if there is space in your newly selected session).

With an anticipated hot summer coming up, skills maintenance will be conducted early in the season so that all patrollers can be proficient before the summer peaks. This will also help to ensure everyone's skills are refreshed on the front end of the patrol season so people are ready to jump into action with confidence. 

All members that hold their Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion or ART must complete a skills maintenance session at the start of each season. These sessions revise both theory & wet skills, so please be ready to get in the water!

Please make sure you've confirmed your roster on the form linked here.  

Skills Maintenance Session Dates:

  1. Nippers Water Safety & Trainers - Sunday 10th September - 12.30pm to 3pm
  2. Sat AM Patrols (1, 2, 3 & 4), Water Safety plus RA/LM/LS/HM - Saturday 23rd September - 6.30am to 8.30am

  3. Sun AM Patrols (9, 10, 11 & 12), Water Safety plus RA/LM/LS/HM - Sunday 8th October - 6.30am to 8.30am

  4. Sat PM Patrols (5, 6, 7 & 8), Water Safety plus RA/LM/LS/HM - Saturday 21st October - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  5. Sun PM Patrols (13, 14, 15 & 16), Water Safety plus RA/LM/LS/HM - Sunday 22nd October - 10.30am to 12.30pm

  6. Cadets - Sunday 22nd October - 9am to 10.30am

ART Session Dates:

  1. ART & 009 CPR for Trainers - Sunday 10th September - 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  2. ART - Saturday 21st October - 9.30am to 10.30am

  3. ART - Sunday 22nd October - 9.30am to 10.30am

How to prepare: 

  • Bring swimmers (wetsuits are also welcome!)
  • Goggles & Cap
  • Hi Vis (if you have it)
  • Towel
  • Drink Bottle, Hat & Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes to change into

Example Run Sheet:

  • Rego
  • Signals
  • Radio Comms
  • CPR
  • Run-Swim-Run
  • Tube / Board Rescues
  • Pack Up & Socialise 

Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers. 

Bronte Beach wouldn't be the same without you.

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