We offer a rookie lifeguard programme for juniors and the target audience for this programme is 13-year-old junior surf members wishing to become a Surf Lifeguard or Patrol Support next season.
The Rookie Lifeguard Programme has been designed to help junior surf members prepare to be a Surf Lifeguard. The Rookie Lifeguard Programme aims to promote "practical lifeguarding" to the younger members and develop strong ties between senior and junior members as a result of involvement.
Rookies will be allocated times to be on patrol alongside qualified lifeguards to learn about the requirements, but are unable to participate in rescues for safety reasons.
At the end of the season, Surf Life Saving Southern Region holds a 'Rookie Challenge' which is fun way to end the season with scenario-based events, including IRB setup, CPR, beach run, tube rescue, first aid, beach setup, missing person and more in teams of 3-4 rookies against teams from other clubs.
For more information, please click here to go to the SLSNZ Rookie webpage.