Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) 

The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club. For U/13 – U/14’s who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals.

To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches, develop team building skills, helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events or for parents to participate in their children’s nipper activities (water safety). 


SRC participants will need to:

  •   Complete a 200m pool swim in under 5 minutes
  •   Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
  •   Perform basic first aid
  •   Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
  •   Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
  •   Communicate on Patrol via signals
  •   Must be a member of the club

No SRC course fee is charged.