Lifesaving Competition



For more information, please contact the First Aid officer or the Vice-Captain of Competition. . Details available on the “Contact Us” page.



Champion Lifesaver – this event provides an individual the competitive opportunity to demonstrate their physical and mental skills required to be a surf lifesaver. The skills include a Surf Life Saving questionnaire, resuscitation, surf race, surf board race, beach sprint and a rescue tube race. A point score based on the results achieved determines the winner.
Patrol Competition – the aim of the patrol competition is to demonstrate how surf lifesavers work as a team in performing some or all skills associated with surf rescue patrol work. Team members in the patrol competition must be from the same club. The patrol competition includes a number of physical skills, practical and theory tasks involving racing, rescue and/or first aid situations.
First Aid Competition – the first aid competition is a team event, and is conducted with a set simulated accident scenario and a time limit for each team. The time limit is advised prior to the commencement of competition. Judging is based on SLSA First Aid standards.

The First Aid Competition team at SLSA has produced new sample First Aid Competition Marking sheets to assist teams, coaches and officials for the season ahead.  These documents can be found on the SLS Website (Member resources-Surf Sports-Surf Sports Manuals- Lifesaving Events Marking guidelines)