The Armidale School students hit the Sawtell surf for Bronze Medallion qualifications

25 TAS students completed their Bronze Medallions in challenging surf conditions.


CONTINUING a partnership between The Armidale School (TAS) and Sawtell SLSC which has been going for many years, 25 students from TAS recently obtained their Bronze Medallions.

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The program sees the students visiting the Club for two or three days before winter and then two days in early November followed by a full week later that month.

In addition, the students undertake pool swimming, First Aid and CPR training whilst at school before they visit in November.

This program relies heavily on the skills and commitment of many members of our club.

Five trainers, all Life Members of the Club, were assisted by a further thirteen club members who provided additional training and water safety support were prepared to set aside some time during the TAS visit, demonstrating the willingness of Club members to become involved in community ventures such as this.

The surf conditions on the Friday of the assessment were particularly challenging and the Run Swim Run and board components of that assessment demonstrated the high level of surf skills achieved by all the students.

The Club looks forward to renewing an association with these students as most will be participating in the Coffs Ocean Swim being organized by Sawtell SLSC on Sunday 28 March 2021.



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