Seniors & Masters

SENIORS include all members who fall into the following age groups:

U14’s (SRC+ 25 hours of Patrol )
U15’s (born on or after 1 October )
U17, U19 and OPEN Ages.

MASTERS are all those members who are over 30yrs.


As a senior member of Copacabana SLSC you are responsible for patrolling. It is a requirement that you hold the Bronze Medallion Award and re-qualify each year. You are encouraged to gain additional Surf Life Saving Awards. We have an excellent program for study of awards and a great team to guide you along the way. Many of these awards are certainly an asset to have on your resume!


Senior members do not have to compete at Carnivals. The choice is yours! Many surf lifesavers engage in regular competition to maintain their skills and fitness. These competitions, or surf carnivals, are held at club, regional, state, national and international levels. Competitors aged eight to 108 can take part, with all disciplines developed from core lifesaving skills and techniques.

Competition is both fun and fierce, and conducted in the highest standard of sportsmanship, as is befitting of surf lifesavers regarded by many as pillars of the Australian community.

All competitors and their clubs agree to compete according to the Surf Sports Code of Conduct as set out on Section 2-26 of the 32nd Edition of the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.

These rules apply to all members who wish to compete at Local, State, Aussie or any other carnivals. Most apply to every member, regardless of their competition status. It includes U14 members who wish to compete in U15 competitions, U15, U17, U19, Open and Masters Members and Boaties!

  1. You must be proficient – you must hold the appropriate award.
    • U15- Surf Rescue Certificate
    • U17, U19, Opens and Masters- BRONZE
    • March Past only- SRC, ARC or BRONZE
  2. You must complete your REQUAL every year before 31 December.
  3. You must complete a minimum of 25 PATROL HOURS in each calendar year i.e. 1 January to 31 December. These hours should be done on your rostered patrol. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule and SLSNSW do random checks!
  4. You must be a financial member of our club. You cannot compete at ANY carnival until you have paid your annual fee as you are not covered by insurance.
  5. If you are rostered on patrol on a competition day, you MUST arrange a substitute. Patrolling the beach is always our core responsibility.
  6. It is your responsibility to let Mick know which carnivals you wish to enter and to make sure you pay your entry fee by the due date. No one will chase you! Information about events/competitions will be advertised on the Competition Notice Board so you should check it regularly.
  7. Club Competitors must wear the club Competition cap. These are available for purchase at the Uniform Shop on Sunday mornings at Nippers.
  8. Most of all HAVE FUN and compete fairly.

Carnival dates for your diary can also be found in Surf sports> Calendar at Surf Lifesaving NSW or on the Branch Calendar


If you are interested please contact Bronwyn on 0404 680 561 or on Lets get COPA out on the beach!!!