The U15+ is a very unique age group, as they have just completed their Surf Rescues Certificate (SRC) the year prior in U14 and are now transitioning from Nippers to Seniors. After obtaining their SRC and wearing the red and yellow for the first time on patrol, they are really excited about completing additional awards and developing more skills. However, for a period of up to 2 years there are no additional SLS Awards which they can achieve. Most awards have the pre-requisites that the candidate must be at least 15 years old. This gap of two years is where we loose a large number of our youth members.
Hunter Surf lifesaving has identified this gap and in 2017 developed modified courses in multiple awards to engage the U15 lifesavers and encourage future pathways and development.
The modified courses currently available are;
- Modified Search and Rescue
- Modified IRB
We are intending to run these courses again in 2021-22. Keep an eye out on our socials for more information.