Year 11 VET Surf Lifesaving Camp
On the last day of the VET Surf Lifesaving Camp at Inverloch Surf Beach, students participated in a patrol scenario which required them to work as a trainee lifeguard.
“When I worked as a Life Guard, I patrolled both the tower and at the water’s edge. A challenge I faced when patrolling at the water’s edge was when I encountered a patient who suffered from concussion from a direct impact from another surfer. I made sure he was comfortable and put him into the recovery position, taking care to minimise any movement of the spine. I then worked with the other members on patrol to manage his condition until further assistance arrived. A challenge I faced when patrolling the tower was coordinating the emergencies that seemed to all happen at once. I found this hard as I had to make decisions about who needed the most urgent help.”
Along with completing their Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion, students also participated in two surf lessons and a range of other water safety activities. Students were also required to demonstrate care for the fragile coastal and implement a range of environmental minimal impact strategies.