LIFESAVING EVENTS

An important part of competition is the development and honing of skills that will assist members while performing their patrolling duties.

RESCUE TUBE

RACE

The rescue tube race is contested on the same course as the belt race. Competitors run up the beach to collect their rescue tube, turn and race to the water and swim to their allocated buoy to signal their finish of the race.

RESCUE TUBE

RESCUE

This event features four team members: a patient, a rescue tube swimmer and two assisters. The patient swims to their allocated buoy and signals back to the beach. The rescue tube swimmer then swims to rescue the patient with the assistance of swimming fins and a rescue tube. Upon arrival at the buoy the rescue tube swimmer harnesses the patient into the tube and swims back to the beach. As the rescue tube swimmer and patient approach the shore the two rescuers enter the water to assist in getting the patient across the finish line.

The event can be also contested as a two-person event, without the assisters.

RESCUE TUBE RACE
FIRST AID

FIRST

AID

This competition involves two team members having to respond to a simulated accident scenario within a set period of time which varies depending on the age group. The scenarios incorporate props and volunteers who play the part of accident victims. Teams are required to examine the victims, provide a diagnosis and then provide treatment using materials from their first aid kits. Teams are assessed against a set criteria and awarded points depending on how they perform against the criteria.

CHAMPION

LIFESAVER

This event provides an individual the competitive opportunity to demonstrate the physical and mental skills required to be a surf lifesaver, including a surf lifesaving question paper, resuscitation, surf race, surf board race, beach sprint and a rescue tube race.

CHAMPION

PATROL

This event includes a surf teams race, a board/tube rescue relay race, a 20 question theory paper, and simulated first aid and CPR scenarios. Champion Patrol aims to demonstrate how surf lifesavers work as a team in performing some or all skills associated with surf rescue patrol work.

RESCUE AND

RESUSCITATION (R&R)

A competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient from the surf using traditional techniques: belt and reel. It combines swimming, resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria. Competitors are assessed and marked on their performance through the whole competition.

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