Mostly sunny, 5° - 17°

Tides - 4:05am - 0.36m | 10:01am - 1.37m | 3:28pm - 0.58m | 10:03pm - 1.97m |

Swell - 06:00 1.5m SSE, 8" | 12:00 1.3m SSE, 8" | 18:00 1.1m SSE, 8"

Under 12's

U/12 Rookies - Surf Smart 1

Preliminary Evaluation

Swim Distance: 100m (freestyle) Survival Float: 2 minutes


Topic Learning Outcome
Introduction to Surf Life Saving
Lesson: Welcome to the family!
Develop and understanding of surf life saving in Australia
Identify the surf club as a welcoming place
Personal Safety
Lesson: Looking after you
Understand rights and responsibilities as a member of Surf Life Saving Australia
Lesson: Gail force
Understand how weather can effect both the beach environment and beach users
Identify natural and man-made causes of erosion and their impact of the beach environment
Sun Safety
Lesson: Sun effects
Identify the consequences of not being sunsmart
Identify what skin cancer is and what causes it
Physical Health & Wellbeing and Personal Safety
Lesson: Lifesmart
Recognise that staying fit and healthy is important as a lifesaver
Identify ways to stay fit and healthy during junior activities
Surf Conditions and Hazards
Lesson: Rip it up
Identify the four different types of rip currents
Identify how to manage rips in a beach environment Identify how to use rip currents to assist in surf swimming and rescues
The Human Body*
Lesson: Skin and bones
Identify the role of the body’s circular system, skeletal system, respiratory system and nervous system.
Understand how the body’s major organ systems relate to First Aid scenarios
First Aid*
Lesson: A helping hand
Identify the principles of DRSABCD
Recognise and manages patients suffering from cramping, fainting and shock.
Lesson: Giving hope
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
Signs and Signals
Lesson: Sign me up
Demonstrate the following signals: message understood; attract attention; message not clear, repeat; pick up swimmers
Lesson: On patrol
Identify the role of a beach patrol Identify the role of lifesavers during a patrol
Board: Negotiating the Surf
Lesson: Off and under
Attempt or perform rolling under a wave on a board
Board: Board Rescue
Lesson: Ride with me
Recognise how a board can be used to secure and support a conscious patient
Demonstrate the skills required to secure and support a conscious patient
Swim: Negotiating the Surf
Lesson: The big stuff
Attempt or perform diving under waves
Beach Sprint: Technique
Lesson: Hard and fast
Develop a beach sprint arm and leg drive technique
Beach Flags: Strategy
Lesson: Hustle and Bustle
Identify different beach flags race strategies

* A Basic Emergency Care Certificate is available for the combination of these topics if delivered by a qualified trainer and participant meets qualification assessment standards.

^ A Resuscitation Certificate is available for Resuscitation if delivered by a qualified trainer and participant meets qualification assessment standards.