The program has been running since 2009 involving over 140 members and provides participants with an exciting opportunity to experience different patrolling methods and environments in a fun, practical and interactive setting. The skills learnt during the program will be useful personally, and can be implemented within your own club. Overall the program aims to:
- Broaden the lifesaving experience and skills of participants
- Provide development opportunities for our members
- Increase lifesaving standards across New South Wales
The Lifesaving Exchange Program consists of two programs run concurrently on the Australia Day Long Weekend in January. The program is offered at no cost to the participant, with Surf Life Saving New South Wales covering the travel, accommodation and meal costs.