Water Safe Seniors - Surf Skills for over 50's

Our Surf Skills for over 50’s, program is designed to increase knowledge of local beaches while greatly improving confidence in managing beach conditions and emergency situations. Facilitated by trained Surf Lifesavers who cater activities to suit individual capabilities. 

This experience could potentially save a life.

Upcoming dates

Location Date  Time
Moolooba Spit Access 194 02 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Kings Beach Caloundra 09 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Dicky Beach SLSC 16 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Marcoola Beach SLSC 19 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Kings Beach Caloundra 26 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Noosa Beach West Access 16 02 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Location Date  Time
Burleigh Heads SLSC 28 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Burleigh Heads SLSC 16 November 2021 9am – 11.30am
Burleigh Heads SLSC 03 December 2021 9am – 11.30am
Location Date  Time
Bundaberg SLSC 16 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Hervey Bay SLSC 06 November 2021 9am – 11.30am
Agnes Waters Main Beach 27 November 2021 9am – 11.30am
Location Date  Time
Townsville at the Strand Rockpool 29 October 2021 9am – 11.30am
Townsville at the Strand Rockpool 23 November 2021 9am – 11.30am
Townsville at the Strand Rockpool 10 December 2021 9am – 11.30am
Location Date  Time
South Bank Lagoon 17 December 2021 10am – 12:30pm

Activities

Beach Conditions and Emergency Situations Identifying rips, dangers and how to read surf conditions as well as an introduction to CPR and emergency situations.
Rescue Skills Engaging and fun introduction to rescue scenarios and swimming for survival using a variety of rescue aids.
Morning Tea Recapping the program with a social group morning tea giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and connect with other community members.

Testimonials

“Thank you to Surf Lifesaving for this inaugural safety-on-the-beach workshop at Noosa Main Beach. The workshop presented a great opportunity to participate in practical life saving activities in and out of the water. The life guards were very aware of the needs and capabilities of our participants, each of whom were able to extend themselves just bit further than their comfort zone under expert guidance. The Noosa Men’s Shed participants have gained valuable information and practical skills by attending this workshop. We will strongly encourage others to attend similar events by Life Saving Australia. The advertising brochure is accurate and well pitched. Such a valuable workshop of engaging and time effective activities would attract many over 50s.” – Frank

 “Thank you so much for the fantastic opportunity to face my fears. I ended up having such a fun time and learned so much too. I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on practical skills and the opportunity to learn more about what surf lifesavers do. Please can you keep me on your mailing list. I’d like to attend again, when there is the possibility of identifying rips and a having few lessons on how to bodysurf- Mooloolaba was just too flat today.  I also have a circle of about 10 friends in Maleny who all enjoy swimming in the pool and playing in the ocean. They too would both enjoy and benefit from this fantastic initiative and I’d really like to share it with them. Please thank your fantastic team again.” – Robyn

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