Merewether SLSC exists to provide volunteer patrols at Merewether Beach and its surrounds. By joining us as an active patrol member you are committing to doing patrols as nominated by the patrol roster. You are also committing yourself to be part of a team and as such are expected to work within and support that team.
You must be proficient and, for insurance purposes, you need to be financial to participate in club patrol activities.
You will also be encouraged to become familiar with the patrol rules and procedures that are in place.
You will be expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your patrol for a pre-briefing. This allows time for the AM patrol to be organised and setup before 9am, and for the PM patrol to get organised and show the courtesy of relieving te morning patrol on time. The PM patrol will conclude not earlier than 5pm.
We are all give patrol uniforms and are expected to have them when doing a patrol.
If you cannont make a patrol you are expected to:
Notifying the patrol captain and failing to show up is considered a "no show" and not only puts a strain on the patrol resources but conflicts wth our council Beach Patrol Agreement and more importantly, could also put the safety of the bublic at risk.
As an active member three "no shows" over the season will result in the termination of you membership.
You are expected to be vigilant when on patrol and to never leave the patrol without notifying your patrol captain.
We encourage you to enjoy yourself when on patrol and if you are not sure of something ask you patrol captain for the information.
David Hoar - Club Captain
Simon Lovell - Vice Captain
2015 Proficiency Dates
Sunday 27th September
9am Land component
10.15 Water component
If the forecast surf conditions are not favourable we'll make an early call re moving to another beach for the water component (and advise members via sms). We will then return to Merewether for the land component.
Wetsuits are optional. Look forward to seeing you all - every person who attends goes into the draw to win an amazing prize!