Mark Fabik Serpentine SC Member and 2017 Surf Life Saving Gold Medallist Winner

Mark Fabik Serpentine SC Member and 2017 Surf Life Saving Gold Medallist Winner

Golden surf lifesaver Fabik is in the Pink
Sat, 28 Jan 2017, Bondi Beach

Congratulations on winning the Australian Surf Lifesaving gold medal

Kristy McIntyre can proudly and happily give Mark Fabik, her husband, an enormous bit of resuscitation, as the Australia-based Serpentine SC member has just won Australian surfing's highest qualification, the Surf Life Saving Gold Medal.

In Australia, and dare I say it, also at the Serpentine, the Gold Medallion is regarded as the pinnacle of Surf Life Saving.

Congratulations Mark, and if it doesn't take your breath away, have a read below of what was involved.

  • Perform Complex Patient Rescue and Support, Aided and Unaided by Equipment 
    •  Select appropriate rescue equipment
    • Access and manage the patient’s levels of distress
    • Support and return patients to shore
    • Perform a one-person drag technique and patient lay
  • Perform Surf Skill and Fitness Test 
    • Complete a 400 metre swim, 800 metre run, 400 metre board paddle and 800 metre run in
      25 minutes
    • Complete tube rescue of patient 100 metres out at sea and return (flippers optional)
    • Complete board rescue of patient 200 metres out at sea and return
  • Work Autonomously 
    • Plan and undertake work activities
    • Accept responsibilities
    • Set performance requirements
    • Maintain team performance
      Entry Requirements
    • Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment.
    • Participants must meet the following SLSA requirements: 
      • Hold a current SLSA Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
      • Hold a current Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
      • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate
      •  Hold a current Silver Medallion Patrol Captain/Basic Beach Management
      • Hold a current Spinal Management Certificate
      •  Complete an 800 metre swim in 14 minutes or less in a swimming pool no less than 25 metres

Yours swimmingly

[John Tierney]

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