Other ways to get involved
Surf Life Saving clubs are always looking for people to help out with occasional work like cooking BBQ’s, helping in the canteen, helping in the shop and various other events. There are no special skills required for these tasks and all help is greatly appreciated. Contact your club to see what is available and needed.
All age groups require an Age Manager to conduct the activities that are available for juniors during the season. It is highly recommended that those parents who take on the role of an Age Manager complete an Age Managers Course. The Age Managers course is available every year and is advertised on the SLSWA website.
There are no special skills required for this role prior to attending the Age Managers course.
Competition Officials work at our state surf sport carnivals and assist with the running of the event. This might involve marshalling competitors, starting races, recording results, setting the courses and more. To become an official, you are first required to complete a Competition Officials course. This course is conducted by SLSWA and are advertised on the website.
There are no special skills required for this role prior to completing the Competition Officials course.
SLSWA offers education awards that will enhance your ability to assist in first aid or resuscitation. Depending on the fee structure of your club, there is a possibility to learn about and earn the Resuscitation Certificate and Basic Emergency Care. There are no prerequisites for these awards.
You can also complete a Surf Rescue Certificate which will enable you to assist the club with water safety during junior activities and at carnivals. You’ll need to complete a 200-metre swim in five minutes or less prior to the start of the course.
There are many other education awards available to surf club members. Please contact your club to see what is available.
Clubs committees range from junior, youth, competition, education and many others. These roles assist in the running of the different areas of the club and provide updates and information for the executive committee, who oversee the management of the whole club.
There are no special skills required for these positions, but there may be a requirement to have some basic knowledge about the subject matter of the committee.
Club Executive Committee
All clubs are run under the guidance of their Executive Committee. These roles are usually taken on by members who have experience in specific areas like management, finance and leadership. If you are interested in assisting the club at the executive level, it is recommended that you speak to the club president to discuss the process and what may be available.