The core purpose of the South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club is to patrol our local beaches, Main Beach and Horseshoe Bay, keeping beach-goers safe. The Club’s volunteer patrolling members are rostered on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas Day, throughout the patrolling season, which runs from the start of the September school holidays and finishes on the last weekend in April.
Surf Life Saving is recognised as an Emergency Service Organisation which means our club Emergency Call Out Team is on call 24/7 to assist other emergency services with search and rescue operations. Our equipment is always kept to the highest standard possible to ensure it is ‘rescue ready’.
Patrol members must hold certain SLSA lifesaving awards and must complete a skills maintenance update at the beginning of each season. Each patrol must consist of members with the following awards – Bronze Medallion, IRB Crew, Silver Medallion – IRB Driver, Silver Medallion – Beach Management and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate. Other awards that patrolling members may hold include Radio Operations Certificate, First Aid and Surf Rescue Certificate.