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Surf Patrols

Rostered Beach Patrols are held on Warrnambool’s main beach each summer on weekends and public holidays from the last weekend in November until the Easter Monday of the following year.

 

These patrols are conducted by qualified and experienced local volunteers.

Patrols for 2019/20 Season can be viewed by logging into TeamApp and looking in your relevant Patrol Group Chat

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  • It is expected that the minimum hours to maintain an “active” membership with WSLSC will be 75% of your rostered Patrol, this year that will equate to around 24 Hours. 50% of these hours may include water safety (if you’re not a competitor), but we ask that all member’s make themselves available on your Patrol team’s rostered days. Your Patrol Captain will advise of the exact time requirements prior to the day. This will be communicated via TeamApp
  • Competition Hours:  The club requires you to complete 75% of your Rostered Patrol hours before State or National titles. Please note only rostered patrol or substitute hours approved by both Patrol Captains can be claimed.
  • It is a requirement to meet the required advanced member awards on a roster, so please check before organising swaps/transfers.
  • The BOM have instituted a number of incentives to encourage attaining these advanced awards and compensating members who provide the club with patrol hours close to their Patrol’s maximum. See Below.

Thank you all for your support in ensuring we fulfill this primary duty of WSLSC!

Patrol Incentives

The WSLSC Board of Management recognise that providing our beach patrol service over the summer months is our primary purpose.

We ask our volunteer, Bronze holding members to give up part of their weekends to fulfill this obligation.

To recognise their dedication we are pleased to offer an incentive program, to be calculated at the end of season and provided in the form of club credit for use on anything from social events, apparel or next year’s memberships.

This incentive scheme starts by refunding a members annual membership and increases as they gain further advanced life saving awards, peaking at holding ALL the awards and fulfilling one of our core club positions as Patrol Captains / Patrol Vice Captains or Trainers and Assessors.

It's our way of saying thank you

Incentives for WSLSC patrolling members

There are 4 steps to the incentives being offered this year, all incentives will be given in the form of club credit once the specific level has been reached, these are not accumulative, that is you will fall into one of the 4 categories and your reimbursement credit will be the relevant amount as below:

  • $65
    • Completion of 75% of rostered patrol hours for their group (refund of active membership)

 

  • $100
    • Completion of 75% rostered hours for their group and holds any ONE of the additional “patrol” awards:

      • Silver Medallion Beach Management (SMBM)
      • First Aid (HLTAID003)
      • Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID007)
      • IRB Driver or Crew

 

  • $200
    • Completion of 75% rostered hours for their group and holds ALL of the following awards:
      • Silver Medallion Beach Management (SMBM)
      • First Aid (HLTAID003)
      • Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID007)
      • IRB Crew

 

  • $250
    • Completion of 75% of rostered patrol hours for their group and hold the following awards/roles:

      • IRB Driver (required on all patrols and also need to pay for marine licence each year)
      • Gold Medallion
      • Patrol Captain
      • Trainers/assessors who train or assess a full award for the club on their own time (i.e. not available to school based trainers)