What are we doing?
The National Lifesaving Committee has recommended a change to the minimum age for a person to gain the Senior Lifeguard - Patrol Captain Award (PC Award) from 16 years to 18 years of age. This is based on a paper first submitted by the Otago Operations Committee. SLSNZ has reviewed and agrees with this recommendation but also believes that the Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain Award (PC Award) becomes a requirement for those wishing to act as a PC for patrols that require a Patrol Captain. Therefore, SLSNZ is now proposing that:
- The Senior Lifeguard – Patrol Captain Award becomes a requirement of a patrol which require a Patrol Captain
- The minimum age to be a Patrol Captain is 18yrs.
SLSNZ is now asking clubs for their view as per the SLSNZ Consultation Process. The process and timings for the consultation process are set out in the table below. As this is a significant change, a ‘Red Level of Consultation’ will apply to this process.
Click here for Proposed changes to the Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain consultation document.
To make a submission on the proposed changes – click here
To apply to be a part of the working group please - click here