Apr 05 2018
Milnerton Surf Lifesaving Club
Posted in Places Of Interest
Sitting proudly between the two ramps that lead onto the beach, the Milnerton Surf Lifesaving Club and her lifeguards have been keeping swimmers safe for over 50 years.
On any given Sunday the club, a non-profit volunteer based organisation committed to the prevention of drowning and injury at Milnerton Beach and the wider area, opens her doors and the beach becomes a hive of activity.
It is here in a safe and inclusive environment, children as young as five join our Nipper Programme and start to learn basic water safety, beach skills and first aid that form the foundation of lifeguarding.
At 14 years, Nippers are encouraged to take the next step and sit the proficiency exam to qualify as Junior Lifeguards. This is the Junior Lifeguard Award (JLA) where they are tested physically in skill and endurance, in competency in sea rescue techniques and other lifesaving protocols, including CPR.
Candidates 16 years and older build on the rescue techniques and first aid learned at Junior level including Level 2 First Aid.
Our Juniors and Seniors are responsible for keeping our bathers safe from September to March every year.
Our Salty Sea Dog, Masters, are an invaluable part of our Lifesaving club as they often come with years of experience and assist in the day to day running of the club, as well as being mentors for new and younger lifeguards.