Taking part in Lifesaving and sport can be a great experience, provide wider opportunities and life long skills and memories. Your enjoyment of Surf lifesaving is what matters most.
Being part of surf lifesaving means that there are things you and everyone else needs to do to ensure that things are fair, safe and fun.
We have provided guidance for your parents/carers too, so they will know what there is in your club to be able to support you in having as many development opportunities as possible.
We want you to get the most from choosing Surf lifesaving as an activity to develop skills both in sport and lifesaving.
Make sure you know what the club expects and that you get to training on time with the right equipment and in the right mood to have fun and make the most of the training – the coach will be giving up their time to give you all the best opportunity for your development.
Make sure you understand your club rules and what is expected of you.
Your club will have a code of conduct to follow ensuring that everyone is respectful of each other.
This doesn’t always happen so if you feel unhappy or feel bullied then you must talk to your parents and/or your coach/safeguarding officer.
You probably want to tell your friends about what you and your friends get up to at the club. We wouldn’t want to stop you doing this, but we do want to make sure you are using social media in a way which doesn’t put you or anyone else at risk. Please speak to your parent/carer and the club to make sure you understand how to make sure you are safe on-line.
Officer who will help the Club Safeguarding Officer know how best to help you. We suggest that you talk to someone.
You can also talk to someone outside the club, by contacting 01392 369111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Childline: 0800 1111, Police or Children’s Services.
If there is anything making you unhappy or worrying you, tell someone about it, it may not be as bad as you think, there will be people who can help you, just ask for it. These websites give you advice and support that you may find helpful. They are confidential.