Over the years we have been and are still fortunate to have many of our Masters as members and parents of a significant number of Nippers and in some cases juniors and some active committee members.
Masters are members over the age of 30 years. Masters need to have a qualification: a Bronze Medallion (BM), a Surf Proficiency Award (SPA) or a Surf Lifeguard Award (SLA or LA). The Bronze Medallion is still awarded in countries overseas and recognised as the minimum requirement to be a Lifeguard.
The Surf Lifeguard Award (SLA or LA), prior to 2003 referred to as the Surf Proficiency Award (SPA), is the standard qualification required to perform lifeguard duties, be this in a voluntary or professional role. Masters wishing to compete in the annual competitions do not require Duty Hours or a Retest. If they wish to do Duty, an Annual Retest is still required.