Education – Surf Education

The Surf Education Program is a lifesaving education program designed for 7-13 year olds. This education program provides Terrigal Nippers with lessons that provide an introduction into the surf awareness and surf safety aspects of the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), the introductory award for a patrolling surf lifesaver (13-15years). The modules are as follows:

 

Surf Awareness 1

Develop an understanding of who goes to aquatic venues and what they do there; develop an awareness of SLSA, what surf lifesavers do and who can be a surf lifesaver; understand and develop introductory running, swimming and paddling skills in a surf or aquatic environment

 

Surf Awareness 2

Develop basic beach, ocean and aquatic sense; develop a basic awareness of the various hazards in beach or aquatic environments; expand their understanding and development of running, swimming and paddling skills in a surf or aquatic environment

 

Surf Safety 1

Develop an awareness of usage trends and activities at local aquatic venues; develop an awareness and knowledge of the safety services in the local area; further develop their awareness and knowledge of the surf zone and other aquatic characteristics; develop running, wading, dolphining, swimming, paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate surf or aquatic environment

 

Surf Safety 2

Develop an awareness of self survival concepts in the surf or aquatic environments; be introduced to basic airway management techniques and initial first aid procedures; expand running, wading, dolphining, swimming, paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate surf or aquatic environment

 

Surf Smart 1

Develop an enhanced understanding of surf lifesavers and the functions of lifesaving services; develop an enhanced knowledge of physical characteristics of surf zones and other aquatic environments; develop an awareness of basic rescue skills and activities; enhance running, wading, dolphining, swimming, paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate surf or aquatic environment

 

Surf Smart 2

Develop an understanding of the principles of first aid; develop basic knowledge of resuscitation skills; develop introductory rescue skills in aided or unaided approaches; enhance running, wading, dolphining, swimming, paddling and surfing skills in a stable or moderate surf or aquatic environment

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