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Patrol Captain's Course

The Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captains Course provides information on what you need to know and be able to do as a patrol captain.


The course covers theory on leadership topics which are then put into practice during scenarios a patrol captain may encounter when leading a patrol. This prepares Surf Lifeguards for the leadership role that is essential to being a successful patrol captain. The Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain is a pre requisite for the National Lifeguard School, the final step for members to obtain the Advanced Lifeguard Award.

The pre requisites to completing this course are:

- 16 years of age

- 2 years patrolling experience

- Current Level 1 First Aid

- Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate

- Current member of a SLS club.