Life Saving at Mornington LSC

Mornington LSC is a member of Life Saving Victoria which is the state level organisation of Surf Life Saving Australia.

As part of this organisation we undertake to patrol our beaches every weekend and public holiday with the exception of Xmas Day from November through to Easter.

All our patrol members are volunteers and as such - we welcome and encourage new members to become patrol members.

All members aged between 13 – 14 years who wish to compete at Junior Carnivals must gain their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and become active patrolling members of the club. Those members who are aged 15 years and above who wish to compete at carnivals must gain their Bronze Medallion and also become active patrol members. 

 

Of course; we have many active patrolling members who do not compete at carnivals.

SENIORS

Seniors are classed as U14 and above. The age groups are recognised as follows:

Youth

U14 & U15

They can participate in mixed team events at carnivals (ie - 1 x u14 and 2 x u15's).

Main equipment needed for water - Mal paddle board.

 

Seniors

U17, U19 & Open

Main equipment needed for water - Mal paddle board and Ski

EQUIPMENT HIRE/PURCHASE/STORAGE

We have Mal club boards and Club single and double skis available to use for sessions.

 

Storage is only available for Senior mals and skis - this is due to our confined spaces.

We have a hire board program with board storage available: but spaces are limited.

Please contact Ash to discuss your needs ash@morningtonlsc.com.au


 

NIPPERS

YOUTH/SENIORS
​(non-competing)

The NIPPER program is open to all kids aged 5 to 13.

This is a wonderful program that teaches water safety, being part of a team, surf awareness, making new friends, while having loads of fun.

Any Youth/Senior Member - u14 - open who is a financial member who would like to train casually, keep fit while making friends and learning new skills. You are welcome to complete any awards (while still not competing). You will be required to patrol.

YOUTH/SENIORS
(Competition)

Any Youth/Senior Member - u14 - open who is a financial member, holds the SRC or Bronze Medallion with the required patrol hours -is able to compete in Seniors competition.

MASTERS

Any member who is financial for the season, holds their Bronze Medallion, has the required patrol hours - is able to compete in Masters competitions according to age.

Pathways in Life Saving - after Nippers

LSV volunteer members have the opportunity to achieve a range of awards and qualifications, thanks to the dedication and commitment of the Volunteer Trainer and Assessor network. These courses are designed to support members in their introduction to lifesaving and support their development in their specific areas of interest.

Many of the courses have pre-requisites. Please refer to the ‘Volunteer Training Handbook’ for further information. A number of awards include Nationally Recognised Units of Competence.

SRC - SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE

This course provides participants with skills and knowledge of surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.

We will hold this course at the club for the U14 age group.

Some kids will be able to complete their SRC in U13's due to when their birthdate is.

Click here to learn more

 

Next course : Check Team App information

BRONZE MEDALLION

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge in order to be able to participate in Surf Life Saving patrol operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

We will hold this course at the club for the U15 age group.

Age requirement is to be at least 15 years of age on the final assessment date

Click here to learn more

 

Next course : Check Team App information

FIRST AID

This course will equip candidates to act quickly and confidently in an emergency situation. The course focus includes casualty assessment, one and two person CPR, choking, situation management and emergency services communication.

Click here to learn more

 

Next course : Check Team App information

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing casualties.

Pre-requisites

Minimum 15 years old on the day of final assessment Current First Aid (FA)

 

Next course : Check Team App information

Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew (IRBC)

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an IRB in rescue operations.

Pre-requisites:

Minimum 15 years old on the day of final assessment Current Bronze Medallion

 

Next course : Check Team App information

Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver (IRBD)

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat in rescue operations.

Pre-requisites:

Minimum 17 years old on the day of final assessment Current Bronze Medallion
Current Victorian Marine License
Current Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew (IRBC)

 

Next course : Check Team App information

Any questions please contact Stewart Lockie our Chief Instructor chiefinstructor@morningtonlsc.com.au