(a) To be eligibleto compete in the Open March Pastevent,competitors must have fulfilled SLSA requirementsin regards to Membershipas decided by SLSA from timeto time and be a minimum of 13 years of age.

(b) To contest the Open March Past event U/23 and below age category events, members must be proficient award holding members relative to their age category (i.e. SL.SA Bronze Medallion/Cert II or SL.SA Surf Rescue Certificate awardees) and who have fulfilled SL.SA patrol requirements as promulgated from time to time.

(c) All open age category competitors must comply with one of the following requirements:

  • (i) Be proficient SL.SA Bronze MedaIiion/Cert 11 or SL.SA Surf Rescue Certificate awardees.
  • (ii) Hold as a minimum a SLSA Resuscitation Award.
  • (iii) Have fulfilled the resuscitation requirements of the SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II proficiency.

(d) Further, open age competitors in the Open March Past event must have fulfilled their patrol hour obligations relevant to competition and their Membership status/award to which they are qualified (e.g. an active SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate or SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II holder must do patrols whereas a club Life Member SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II holder or an Associate member holding a SLSA Resuscitation Certificate do not need to do patrols).

(e) The U/17 March Past event may be contested by U/15(i.e.proficient Surf Rescue Certificate Holders from U/13 to U/15 inclusive) and U/17 year age category members. The U/23 March Past event may be contested by U/15 (i.e.proficient Surf Rescue Certificate Holders from U13 to U15 inclusive), U/17,U/19 and U/23 year age category members. To contest either of these two events members shall be proficient award holding members relative to their age category (i.e. SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate or SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II) and who have fulfilled SLSA patrol requirements as promulgated from time to time. There is no provision in the U/17 and U/23 March Past event for any other Membership category to compete.

(f) To be eligible to compete in U/14and below age category March Pastevents, competitors must holdthe age award relevantto their age, be currently proficient and havefulfilled any other requirements prescribed by SLSA.