Each season, usually in the September school holidays, Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club hold a Surf Rescue Certificate course for the U14s. This course transitions kids who have finished nippers to become cadets and allows them to join one of our 16 life saving patrols. We also invite U14 participants who have nipper experience in other clubs or possess strong surf and surf craft handling skills to join our club and take part in the course.
As this is an intensive course it's not suited to those without good basic ocean skills and a level of confidence in the surf.
This course has been offered for many years at Coolum and previous graduates have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The kids are challenged, bond as a group, learn many new skills as well as become part of an amazing community volunteer lifesaver tradition which has been keeping our beaches safe for over 100 years.
The U14 SRC course is run by our team of qualified volunteer trainers across 3 days with 1 or 2 additional assessment sessions later in the week. Some years this course is held as a camp otherwise the event is offered through the day in the clubrooms.
If we are able to offer the camp option participants and volunteer supervisors stay 3 nights at camp with a mix of intensive training, course theory, and downtime activities. If the camp option is not possible participants attend the course through the day at the club including a few fun downtime activities but return home at night.
Find out more about the Surf Rescue Certificate course.
To attend the U14 SRC course participants need to:
In previous years the cost of the camp has been subsidised by the Coolum Surf Club and the fees have been around $110-$130 for U14 SRC course participants. This cost covers training, food, accommodation (if relevant), patrol uniform, and downtime activities.
Please note this cost estimate is exactly that and many variables need to be taken into consideration each season. For the exact fee for this year complete the form below.
This an example only, each course schedule is slightly different depending on the trainer and assessor availability.
IMPORTANT - Participants are required to attend all scheduled activities including the info briefing to successfully complete the SRC course. This is a very intensive training schedule which is designed specifically for the U14 age group.
Complete the form below to register your interest.