Merewether Skills Maintenance

Each season every patrol member and water safety member is required to undertaken an annual skills update (proficiency) for the following awards.

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Spinal Management
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Radio Operator
  • IRB Crewman
  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Applied First Aid (update 3 yearly)

It is important for all patrol members to undertake their annual skills update in all of their awards to meet our patrol obligations. Organising and delivering the annual skills update is a significant coordination effort for our Education Team so your prompt and timely attendance is desired.

All proficiencies must be completed by 16 December to allow time for processing before the cut off  on 31 December of the current calendar year.

Bronze proficiencies are divided into “wet” and “dry” components.

The wet component will consist of a run-swim-run and a board or tube rescue of a conscious or unconscious patient.  The dry component will recap signals, CPR, first aid, radio and one or two scenarios which will refresh your knowledge of DRSABCD procedures.

In 2018 they will be held at 9:00am on the following dates:

  • Sunday 16 September
  • Sunday 7 October
  • Sunday 28 October
  • Sunday 18 November – Final Session

Check the Training Courses Calendar under the Education tab for proficiency dates for other awards.

Please email Anthony Tietze at if you need any further information.

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