Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club offers a range of activities in a great environment. Anyone can apply to become a member of the club. As a member of the club you are entitled to use the club facilities and appropriate equipment. The first step is to become a member. All new members are considered probationary until you have completed the requirements for your category of membership. Some categories of membership require you to complete a timed test swim, to determine your swimming ability.
BECOME A SENIOR MEMBER
Requirements and Benefits
The base level of all involvement in the club is to be an active patrolling lifesaver. To be an active member allows you involvement in every aspect of club life. To be an active member you need to do the following: Obtain your Surf Rescue Certificate (13-14yrs) or Bronze Medallion (15yrs+); Pay your annual club fees; Do your minimum patrol requirements and successfully complete an annual proficiency test. Membership renewals are due in September each year.
Benefits of Membership
Club Activities include training, competitions, events, beach patrols and social functions. Members also have access to the clubs facilities including showers, club equipment and function room.
Surf Life Saving offers a range of awards, training and courses through Brunswick Club to increase your skills and knowledge.
Competition and/or fitness
Active members can compete in a range of disciplines. Board, ski, boat, IRB, masters teams etc. train at various times of the week and year. If you wish to train and compete with these teams.
There are regular and yearly social events held at Brunswick. Brunswick hosts an annual masters carnival, the Byron to Bruns run as well a purely social occasions during the year.
Use of Club Boards and Skis
Only Active Members of the club can use this equipment, appropriate to their training level. Make sure you use only the equipment marked club use only. If it is your first time trying out a new activity, please ask someone for assistance. Club members are only too happy to give you a few pointers to set you on your way!
PATROL DUTIES & OBLIGATIONS
All patrolling members are required to meet their patrol requirements as per the club roster. Patrol times will normally be:
- Saturday – 10am to 3pm
- Sunday – 9am to 4pm
- Public/School Holidays – 9am to 5pm
- Please turn up on time. The time listed on your roster is the time that patrol is on the beach set up including the IRB, so arrive approx 20-30 minutes prior to start.
- All members should share the responsibility of setting up and packing away.
- All members must wear full patrol uniform, patrol cap, patrol DHL shorts. You should also bring sunglasses, hat sunscreen and water. All patrol members must sign on and off in patrol log.
- You are required to be proficient by the 31st December.
- If you cannot make a rostered patrol you should try and swap with a member from another patrol or the active reserve list. If you cannot get anyone contact your patrol captain.
- If you need to leave patrol for any reason you must advise your patrol captain.
- All members must attend club fund raising activities (Pub raffle, Help appeal etc.)