National IRB Championship 2016

National IRB Championship 2016

575 surf lifesavers from 42 Surf Life Saving clubs around Australia will shift gears in their IRB’s for the National IRB Championships this Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July at Mollymook Beach, NSW.

The national championship will bring together the strongest crews from all across the country for both the Interstate Championships on Friday, followed by the Australian Championships on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Korean Lifesaving Association – Training

The Korea Lifesaving Association (KLS) was officially founded in 1997 as the ‘Lifesaving on the Water Association’. In 1999, it was registered as an affiliated group of the Korean Association of Sport For All. In 2003 it was authorised by the National Maritime Police Agency as an education group with the right to approve qualifications of water lifeguards according to the Law of Water Leisure Safety. In 2005 it was authorised by the National Maritime Police Agency as an education group with the right to approve qualifications for rafting safety guides. KLS continues to actively educate water lifeguards and rafting safety agents. KLS also operates education and training for scuba divers and instructors. KLS has trained special instructors and paramedics who are experts in emergency treatment and CPR. KLS also has a business agreement with the Emergency Medical Technician Association.

To achieve some of the objectives of KLS they are seeking two or three trainers to come to Korea to conduct a lifesaving training program based on the SLS Bronze Medallion/International Surf Lifeguard (Beach Lifeguard) award.


The program is proposed to be conducted from 18 – 21 August 2016.

Training Requirement Overview:

  • SLSA is seeking two suitably qualified persons to go to Korea to undertake this training to be held 18-21 August 2016. Training will be provided to 15-20 persons.
  • Minimum qualifications include holding appropriate trainer qualifications in the Bronze medallion/Certificate 11 (Aquatic Rescue). At least one of the persons attending will hold an Assessor qualification.
  • Course content will include all relevant elements of the Bronze Medallion and elements aligned to the International Lifesaving Surf Lifeguard award (Beach Lifeguard), in accordnace with International Life Saving (ILS) standards.
  • KLS will provide necessary gear and equipment for training pruposes i.e. rescue board, rescue tubes, resuscitation manikins, oxygen equipment.
  • All candidates will have had to meet the ILS prerequisite requirement of swimming 400m within 8 minutes.  


Jeju Island, South Korea


KLS will pay and organise transport including: 

  • Flights to and from Korea
  • Transport in Korea
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Insurance

Interested persons are asked to register their interest to by no later than 12 noon Friday 29 July.

Surf Life Saving SA Committees - Expressions of Interest

Surf Life Saving SA are currently seeking expressions of interest for a number of positions on our committees; the Lifesaving Advisory Committee, the Learning and Development Committee and the Surf Sports Advisory Committee.

These committees form an essential part of the decision making process here at Surf Life Saving SA and draw on the skill and knowledge of our Membership. 

Surf Life Saving SA support diverse representation in leadership roles  across the organisation and encourage everyone who is interested in making a significant contribution to Surf Life Saving in South Australia at a State level to apply for these roles.

Please note the deadline for expressions of interest to all committees has been extended until Wednesday 20 July at 5:00 pm. 

More information regarding the specific committees and roles can be found in these circulars: