iCools in wide use in Surf Life Saving

27th June, 2011
By John

 iCool Ice Bath Recovery equipment is widely used in Surf Lifesaving to help these dedicated and outstanding athletes keep fit and well prepared for the challenges of saving lives on the world's surf beaches.

The Famous Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club at Broadbeach in Queensland has recently added more iCool equipment.

Shown here are
Kelloggs Nutri Grain Ironman Mike Janes, and on the right is champion Under 17 competitor Luke Cuff

Kurrawa is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the Australian Surf Life Saving Clubs with a superb track record of protecting generations of swimmers on Gold Coast beaches around the world famous Surfers Paradise.

The club also provides healthy activities for all ages. 

No matter what your motivation for becoming a lifesaver is, there will always be a personally satisfying challenge ahead. Apart from the benefits of health, fitness, friendship, competition, knowledge, leadership and being able to put something back into the community, there are always lifesaving awards to be gained, with the majority of these awards now nationally recognized.

Surf lifesavers start young with Active cadets (13 to 15 years), Active juniors (15 to 18) years and Active seniors (18 and over).The cadets receive on the job training while on patrol, and the Juniors are involved in all areas of lifesaving and are required to perform patrol duties. All lifesavers are encouraged to gain extra awards to improve their skills.

Some of the awards with the minimum age:

Surf Rescue Certificate – 13 years
Radio Operators Certificate – 13 years
Bronze Medallion / Cert. II in Water Safety (Aquatic division) – 15 years
Operational First Aid – 15 years
Advanced Resuscitation Certificate -15 years
Defibrillator Operator – 15 year
IRB Crewperson’s Certificate – 16 years
Silver Medallion IRB Driver’s Award – 17 years
ATV Induction – 17 years
Silver Medallion Life Support – 17 years
Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management – 17 years
Gold Medallion Advanced Lifesaving – 18 years

The club can be contacted at 07 5527 5566 or you are welcome to visit them at the Oasis Shopping Centre at Broadbeach, Gold Coast.


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