All active lifesavers are required to complete a skills maintenance (proficiency check) to demonstrate competency in the lifesaving award/s they hold and in which they wish to remain current. According to SLSA policy, members who are not proficient as of 31 December are not permitted to patrol, or compete in any SLSA competition, until they have obtained the required proficiency. That means if you did not attend skills maintenance, your awards will have expired on 31st December.

You can check your awards via the SLSA members area (navigate to memberships > awards)

The 2022/23 Season proficiency dates have now been confirmed with 4 dates set across the opening of the season make sure you follow the links below to register which date you’ll be attending.

Each date will include the option to complete one or all of the following courses; First Aid, Bronze, IRB Crew, IRB Driver & ART

August 2022

6pm Wednesday 24th August – Theory Assessment

Saturday 27th August – Practical Assessment

Click Here to register

September 2022

Wednesday 21st September – Theory Assessment

Saturday 25th September – Practical Assessment

Registration link available 2nd Aug


Wednesday 19st October – Theory Assessment

Saturday 22nd October- Practical Assessment

Registration link available 2nd Aug


Wednesday 23rd November – Theory Assessment

Saturday 26th November- Practical Assessment

Registration link available 2nd Aug