(a) New members gaining their respective award after the closing date of entries are not permitted late entry to a competition. For the purpose of this rule, the term “New Member” shall be interpreted as a person who was not a member of SLSA in the season previous to which the competition takes place – also refer Section 2.
Note: The Competition Season shall run from the 1st October in one year to the 30th September in the following year.

(b) Proficient age group members who gain their SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate or proficient SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate members who gain their SLSA Bronze Medallion/Cert II after the close of entries, are to be considered continuing members, not new members, and therefore may be entered as a late entry into competitions.