The Rookie Lifeguard Programme has been designed to help junior
surf members prepare to be a Surf Lifeguard. The programme
aims to promote "practical lifeguarding" to the younger members and
develop strong ties between senior and junior members as a result
The target audience for this programme is 12-14 year old junior
surf members wishing to become Surf Lifeguards. Obtaining
your 200m Safety Badge is a pre-requisite.
- Health, sun smart & conservation
- Surf swimming skills
- Role of a surf lifeguard & patrolling
- Signals, flags & radio operations
- Rescue, releases & tube rescue
- First aid & emergency care
- Primary survey & CPR
- Practical surf skills
- Patrol equipment & clubhouse
- Surf Life Saving Club structure & culture
At the completion of the programme candidates will be able
- Identify the role of a Surf Lifeguard
- Demonstrate a range of Surf Lifeguard skills
Once 14 years of age they are eligible to enrol in the SLGA
(Surf Life Guard Award) to become a qualified lifeguard. Generally,
the course is held during the October school holidays prior to the
commencement of the surf season.
To become a rookie lifeguard, please
join our club here and contact Mark Jenkinson.
OBK Rookie Guard Programme 2017-18
This Programme is a guide and subject to change depending on
surf and weather conditions.
Parents are asked to assist with the program especially in
providing support in water activities.
19th Nov - Opening day. Welcome,
Registration, Data base, Shirt Size etc. Familiarization with
equipment facility etc.
26th Nov - On Patrol with the Life
Guards. Introduction to Patrol set up, Hazards and Patrol
3rd Dec - Tube Rescue.
Tips and techniques and practical activity.
10th Dec - Board work. Tips and
techniques, Board Rescues with OBK Legend Ben Doggett. (Jinx might
17th Dec - First Aid and CPR with
Shona Brown. Parents invited to join in.
7th Jan - IRB Day. Get to know the
IRB, Pre patrol set up, IRB rides, (parents too) IRB Rescues,
Run down procedures. This activity will only go ahead on a calm
14th Jan - Visit the Dunes Board,
Bag and Bum sliding (bring a sack or piece of plastic.
Introduction to Cape Sanctuary with JD.
21st Jan - Surf Swimming. All you
need to know about getting out to your patient quickly and safely.
Group Swim with JD.
A new program for the remainder of
the season will be distributed in the New Year.