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COMPETITION

Sport competition plays a vital role in keeping members fit, active and engaged while building life saving skills and life long friendships.

BLACK ROCK SPORTS

Areas of competition include:

Beach – flags, sprints, distance runs and relays

Surf – swim, board, ski, iron and relays

Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R)

Lifesaving events – patrol competition and first aid competition

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) competition

Pool competition

Black Rock are proud to have members from all age groups (U8-60+) who compete at State, National and International competitions.

LIFESAVING 

CHAMPIONSHIP

Black Rock are proud to have members from all age groups (U6-60+) who compete at State, National and International competitions.

During the 2018/19 season Black Rock members competed at the following championship events;

Life Saving Victoria Pool State Championship

Life Saving Victoria Junior, Senior and Master Lifesaving Championships

Life Saving Victoria R&R Championship

Life Saving Victoria IRB Championship

Australian Pool Lifesaving Championship

Surf Life Saving – The Aussies

Surf Life Saving – The Aussies IRB Championship

Life Saving World Championship

Each season Life Saving Victoria run a series of carnivals leading up to State Championships and the Australian Championships.

Beach, surf, R&R and lifesaving event carnivals are held throught the summer months, October – March and pool and IRB carnivals are held over the winter months, April-September.

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Competition Training  Program

Black Rock team has a proven track record of success in teaching and training life savers.

JUNIOR SURF

Oct-Mar States

U9-U14
CS award required

Skills training for competition
Thursday 6:30pm

Adhoc Sundays and surf trips

JUNIOR POOL

April – June States

Nippers U8-U11
PS award required

Skills training in preparation for competing in pool lifesaving events

This is not a ‘squad’ program
Additional lane fee costs involved

RESCUE & RESUSCITATION (R&R)

Oct- March

U10-U14

Skills training for the purpose of competing at R&R carnivals

2 person R&R: Thursday 6pm / Saturday 12:00pm

U15-Open

5 person R&R: Wednesday 7:15pm

SENIOR SURF

Oct-March

U14-Masters

SRC/BM award required

Swim, board, ski, iron and relays

Skills training for competition

Saturday 2:30pm / Wednesday 6:30pm

Adhoc Sundays & surf trips

SENIOR POOL

July – September

U12-Masters

SRC/BM award & competition patrol hours required

Skills training in preparation for competing in pool lifesaving events

This is not a ‘squad’ program

Additional lane fee costs involved

IRB

March-July

U17-Open

Hold BM & IRB award weekly/twice weekly training – days/times vary skills training in preparation for competing at IRB carnivals

All competitions members and/or families of, are required to assist with at least one fundraising event per season., such as the Tin Shake, funds raised are integral to the upkeep of our lifesaving club & training equipment.

LIFESAVING

Competition Prerequisites

Junior

Nippers must be 8 years old by midnight 30th September (U9 age group), to compete in open water events.   U8 nippers can compete in beach and wade events only but not at summer State Championships.

To ensure nipper safety, Surf Life Saving Australia have a set competency levels that must be achieved before being eligible to compete at carnivals.  These are known as Competition Skills (CS).

Senior

U14 & U15 compete in the Youth area and must attain their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) to be eligible to compete in lifesaving competitions.

U17+ members must attain their Bronze Award (BM) to be eligible to compete in lifesaving competitions

To compete at any State Championship event, Life Saving Victoria require members to complete a minimum of 16 hours patrol (4 hours in first year of achieving award) between 1st January and 31st December of the preceding year.

GET INVOLVED 

Black Rock Life Saving Club team has a proven track record of success in teaching and training LIFE SAVERS.