South Melbourne Life Saving Club Patrols

SMLSC conducts volunteer patrols along the South Melbourne Beach on weekends and public holidays from the last weekend in November to Easter Monday. Our aim is to to provide a safe and enjoyable beach experience for everyone.

The members who make up the patrols must all hold at least a Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), (or Surf Rescue Certificate for 13-14 year olds), but most also have further awards such as Advanced Resuscitation, IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Driver and IRB Crew.

Each patrol is lead by a Patrol Captain who has been selected for outstanding performance, commitment and leadership ability.

Patrol Teams are comprised of as a minimum:

  • Patrol Captain
  • Vice Patrol Captain
  • IRB Driver
  • IRB Crew
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate holder
  • Basic Beach Management Award holder

First day of patrol for the 2018/19 season is Saturday 10 November 2018

A big thankyou to those members who volunteer their time to make our beach a safe place to swim for our members and the local community.

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