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Junior Awards

Junior Awards

In the course of their time in Junior Surf children may achieve a graduated series of certification. These awards go from Level One for seven year olds to Level Five for eleven year olds.  Children in the twelve to thirteen years age group (cadets) work towards their Surf Lifesaving Certificate.  Assessment for these certificates will take place at specific times during the season (not a Sunday) and may involve travel to Waimarama Beach.

 LEVEL ONE (7 YEAR OLDS)

 

 

Pool Swim

25 metres

Open Water Swim 

25 metres

Wading

Confident to waist depth

Diving 

Bob under wave

Body Surfing 

Glide Under Wave

Tread Water 

20 seconds

Run/Wade/Run

25m x 50m x 25m

Bodyboard 

Use leash, catching a wave, paddling

Theory Questions

5 questions

LEVEL TWO (8 YEAR OLDS)

 

 Pool Swim

50 metres

Open Water

Swim 50 metres

Wading

Clear knees at knee depth

Diving 

Lie under wave

Body Surfing

Catch a wave, stroke on wave

Tread Water

30 seconds

Run/Wade/Run

30m x 50m x 30m

Bodyboard

Surf along a broken wave, dive under a wave, knee on board

Theory Questions                              

 

8 Questions

 

 

LEVEL THREE (9 YEAR OLDS)

  

 

Pool Swim

 

100 metres

Open Water

Swim 100 metres

Wading

Swim parallel to shore at knee depth,

 

Diving 

thigh depth with bodyboard

Dive under wave

Body Surfing

Catch unbroken wave, stroke on wave

Tread Water 

1 minute

Run-wade-run

50m x 75m x 50m

Bodyboarding

Surf along an unbroken wave, going over

 

the top of a wave on the way out, going under a wave, Eskimo Roll or a rescue

 

Theory Questions

     8 questions

 

LEVEL FOUR (10 YEAR OLDS)

 

 

Pool Swim (optional) 

200 metres in 7 mins

Open Water Swim

200 metres

Diving

Dive under wave, push off

Body Surfing

Swim to catch wave

Tread Water

1 minute

Run/Wade/Run

50m x 100m x 50m

Board

Paddling, kneeling, negotiating surf, turning,

Theory Questions

8 questions

LEVEL FIVE (11 YEAR OLDS)

Pool Swim (optional)                                 200 metres in 5 mins              

Open Water Swim                                       200 metres

Diving                                                             Dive under  wave, 5 porpoise dives    

Body Surfing                                                Swim to catch wave, swim along shoulder

Tread Water                                                  2 minute, hand signal for 30secs

Run/Swim/Run                                             50m x 100m x 50m

Boarding                                                       Catching unbroken wave, turning  Around buoy, punching through whitewater, recovering from a wipeout, Surfing along waves and changing direction

Theory Questions                                      8 questions               

 

SURF LIFESAVING CERTIFICATE (12 - 13 YEAR OLDS)

Requirements:

  • Must be 12 years old or over.
  • Complete a 200 metre swim within 4.5 minutes.
  • Run-swim-run (100 metres run including the wade, 100 metre swim, 100 metre run) in under 5 minutes.
  • Tow a patient in a rescue tube a minimum distance of 30 metres. The rescuer must wear flippers.
  • Demonstrate the examination of a patient, the resuscitation of a patient, using mouth-to-mouth expired air respiration only and the placing of the patient into the recovery position.
  • Demonstrate the reef knot and bowline knot.
  • 8 theory questions