Competitions are designed to help lifeguards keep fit and to hone their response times and rescue techniques. All Competitors wanting to compete in Lifesaving Competitions must be qualified with the appropriate Lifeguard Awards and must have their annual retest. In addition, they must fulfill their voluntary duty requirements for the season.
Lifeguards can compete in 3 different age groups. These age groups are determined by your age on 1st October of each year.
- Juniors: Under 15, Under 17, Under 19
- Seniors: 19 and over
- Masters: 30 and over(Age groups are 30-34 yrs, 35-39 yrs, 40-44 yrs, 45-49 yrs, 50-54 yrs, 55-59 yrs, 60-64 yrs and 65 yrs and older)
Club Captains Chirp
“So what is expected of a club captain…..this is the question I asked myself before I took the job. My first answer was FUN because that’s why we all come down to the beach right? Well its FUN with a bit of responsibility I suppose. We all have responsibility’s when down at the club especially when
its duty time. Thankfully I did my 10 years of service so one can reap the benefits of helping the younger ones now which is really cool.
FUN is what I like to see all the lifeguards do when they come down the beach. I want to see you give the best that you’ve got in training and in racing.
I’m super-stoked to be club captain for the year 2013/2014 and will give my absolute best in all situations. I wish you all a great season and happy training… (although at times we ask why we train, but it just feels that much better afterwards!)
Have a jol, train hard.”
Team selections are based on the upcoming competition and take into account strengths, capabilites and the competition programme – the best team for that specific event.
Selections are done by the Club Captain, and one or two of the more senior members.
- Saturdays from 13:45-18:10
- Sundays/Public Holidays 09:45 – 18:10
AWOL (Absent w.o. leave): You will be regarded as AWOL if you are absent without arranging a sub. If your sub fails to turn up or if you leave early without permission.
KIT: Only approved duty kit may be worn whilst on duty.
CELLPHONES MAY NOT BE USED OR CARRIED WHILST PERFORMING DUTIES.