Our volunteer lifesavers have been patrolling Phillip Island's most popular beach, Smiths Beach, for several years, without an observation tower, first aid room or shelter from inclement weather. With approved and permitted architect's plans and a builder ready to roll, we're reaching out to Phillip Island community and visitors to help us keep Smiths Beach an enjoyable tourist destination.
Find out how you can help build Smiths Beach Rescue base.
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Vigilance and service. I remember learning at my bronze camp that the Surf Life Saving motto is vigilance and service. This season has seen an abundance of vigilance and service from Woolamai members. Helping to provide a safe aquatic environment is the core of what we do. Our members have volunteered thousands of hours of their time to keep the public safe, develop their skills and teach the lifesavers of tomorrow. We have completed some major rescues that helped save lives. The efforts of our members during these rescues have been widely commended by many external organisations.
A massive congratulations to our u/23 surf boat crew, silver medalists at the state champs on Sunday 20 March 2016.
Sarah de Bondt, Kayla Wesley, Eilish Devers, and Jess Bradshaw, swept and coached by Trevor ‘Belts’ Clauscen, have been creeping up the order slowly throughout the season, and managed to knock off a couple of crews that have previously beat them at recent carnivals.
The hard work and commitment to training is paying off girls, next up the big dance at the Aussies!!!!
The numbers are in and all signs point to another BIG season of training and assessing at Woolamai Beach SLSC so far. The Training and Assessing Team has delivered over 450 qualifications thus far.
Some of the highlights include: 77 Bronze Medallions, 62 First Aid Certificates, 46 Resuscitation Certificates, 45 Basic Life Support Certificates, 31 Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificates, 28 Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew Certificates and 23 Surf Rescue Certificates.
I would like to note that the 46 Resuscitation Certificates and 45 Basic Life Support Certificates we delivered as part of an initiative, spearheaded by Alex Tzimokas, where 46 Dark Green Cap (12 Year Old) Nippers were taught Resuscitation and Basic Life Support to help bridge the gap between the Nippers program and the Surf Rescue Certificate Course, as well as teach this 12 Year Old important life saving skills.
The Minister for Emergency Services (Jane Garrett MP), has written to the club expressing her appreciation to the 17 off-duty lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers who assisted in the 'difficult and dangerous mass rescue' that took place at Woolamai on Sunday 10 January. A copy of the letter is attached below.
As widely reported in the media and within the clubs internal networks seven individuals were swept out after being warned not to enter the water at the mouth of a Rip.