The mission of Surf Life Saving is to prevent aquatic related death and injury
Black Rock Life Saving Club patrols the beach November to March
At Black Rock Life Saving Club we provide a fun, family based environment in which to learn the principles of water safety, health, fitness, first aid, resuscitation and the aquatic environment.
The way we learn is simple; having fun with family and friends!
Opportunities exist for the whole family to exercise, coach, play, socialize, compete, gain awards and contribute to the community.
There are 3 categories designed to suit those aged 5-13 years (Juniors ‘Nippers’ and Junior Cadets) , 14-29 years (Seniors and Senior Cadets) and over 30 years (Masters). During summer there are several beach-based activities run for all levels.
The Junior Cadet program (U12-U14 secondary school nippers) focuses on achieving the Surf Rescue Certificate at the age of 13/14, maintaining an active training progrom and participating in educational patrol sessions. The Senior Cadet program (U15-U17) focuses on a smooth transition into the Senior group aged 18+, whilst achieving their Bronze Medallion, becoming an Active Patrolling member at the age of 15 and supporting the junior program by assisting with water safety and coaching.
Our coaches are all volunteers. Some are parents to current nippers, some are now in the Seniors group and actively patrolling as well as helping to teach and train new members and some are in the Masters with a wealth of personal experience and knowledge.
There are many ways to learn and have fun at the same time. Nippers love being with other nippers and participating in beach and water games. Those with a competitive spirit thoroughly enjoy the Carnivals, where they travel to different beaches within Victoria, with their friends and compete against other clubs. Seniors and Masters enjoy the motivation of a training commitment with others and like the Nippers, for those who enjoy competing, there are local, interstate and even worldwide competitions to compete in.
And, it doesn’t stop with the end of summer! During winter there are various training programs held at the Club to join in with along with pool training and pool competitions. Again, there is something for all ages and all levels.
For more detailed information on Juniors, Seniors and Masters select via the menu at the top.
Patrol dates and times are listed under ‘The Club’ menu at the top of the page.