Bronze medallion opportunity

THE warmer weather has surf lifesavers again patrolling Rainbow Beach, making it a safe haven for beachgoers.

To ensure the number of lifesavers ready to respond to any emergency remains strong, the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club is preparing to hold a bronze medallion course.

The course will take place in mid November over three weekends.

Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club chief training officer Paula Cartwright said she hoped for a good response from the public.

“Surf lifesaving is about having fun, being physically fit, learning team work and aquatic safety skills and helping make surfing a safer pastime,” she said.

“We provide members with an intensive, structured and fun training program that will allow them to gain various surf lifesaving and nationally recognised awards.”

The bronze medallion course is for anyone aged over 15 years.

Meanwhile, the ability to swim 400 metres in fewer than nine minutes is a pre-requisite and will be tested in the pool prior to training.

Surf lifesaving supports a healthy lifestyle and allows people to be a part of the community.

For further information phone Ms Cartwright on 0437 648 054 or 5486 8787.

Gympie Times


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