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READY. SET. RESCUE. is a Surf Life Saving initiative to help school kids stay active, healthy and learn how to stay safe at the beach.

Surf Life Saving Australia is thrilled to partner with the Australian Sports Commission to deliver beach safety to school children throughout Australia in an effort to get kids healthy and active and to reduce preventable drowning in our waters. 


READY. SET. RESCUE. is designed to introduce children to basic water and beach skills involved in Surf Life Saving surf sports in an active, fun and engaging way.

READY. SET. RESCUE. will offer different packages dependent on what state or territory you are located, however all packages will focus around four key areas:

  • Surf Sport Skills
  • Life Saving Skills
  • Water Awareness
  • Personal Safety

The program will cover safety and skills assessment; land based surf sport skills like beach flags and relays; water-based surf sport skills such as wading, dolphin diving and board paddling; and additional components on lifesaving techniques and surf awareness.

READY. SET. RESCUE. provides an environment where children of all ages and abilities can participate. 

Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information. 


Yes, teachers can deliver Surf Life Saving in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

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You will need to:

And meet the following requirements:

  • SLSA Development Coach qualification - if you wish to be head coach and/or
  • SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate - if you wish to assist in coaching


Contact: Taleah Neowhouse - National Participation Manager 
Phone: (02) 9215 8000

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