Sports - Lifesaving Events
The development of skills that assist members while performing patrolling duties is an important part of competition. SLSA runs competitions that highlight the skills involved in rescue, resuscitation and first aid.
This event gives individual SLSA members the opportunity to compete using the physical, lifesaving and knowledge skills required of a lifesaver. Credit is given for life saving awards held. This is determined on a point score system with a total maximum 130 points. The four sections of the Champion Lifesaver event are:
Rules, points allocation and procedure for the conduct of the Champion Lifesaver event are outlined in the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.
First Aid Competition
The First Aid Competition is a team event designed to demonstrate a high standard of First Aid proficiency by SLSA members. The competition is held with a simulated accident scenario and a set time limit for each team of two. All teams receive the same scenario, where every effort is made to achieve realism with the scenario and in the presentation of casualties, giving the competitors the correct atmosphere by using casualty make-up, acting and staging.
Judging is done on marking sheets for each of the seven sections of the scenario:
Approach to casualty
Examination of casualty and diagnosis of injuries
Specific points for all treatments
Disposal of casualty
Management of the incident
First Aid kits
The rules, points allocation and procedure for the Champion Lifesaver event are outlined in the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.
The SLSA Patrol Competition demonstrates the lifesavers' team work when performing some or all of the surf rescue patrol skills. Team members in the Patrol Competition must be members of the same club but not necessarily from the same patrol.
The Patrol Competition includes a number of physical skills, practical and theory tasks involving racing, rescue, and/or first aid situations.
SLSA Patrol Competition is divided into 4 sections:
The team with the greatest combined aggregate score from all sections is the winner.
Each team consists of six (6) competitors who are all proficient holders of the Bronze Medallion and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate. At least one needs to have his/her IRB Driver Certificate, with one other also being either a proficient IRB Driver or IRB Crewman.
The rules, point’s allocation and procedure for the Champion Lifesaver event are outlined in the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.
Rescue & Resuscitation
The Rescue & Resuscitation (R&R) competition is where SLSA members compete to demonstrate Rescue and Resuscitation methods.
The rules and regulations of the R&R event are in the Rescue & Resuscitation Competition Manual and bulletins issued by SLSA.