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Champion Junior Lifesaver


Champion Junior Lifesaver (CJL) recognises excellence in a young member, someone who has gone above and beyond throughout the season, showing fantastic leadership in lifesaving  and local community. CJL is an award and development opportunity for lifesaving members ages 13 or 14 that hold an SRC.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Life Saving Victoria

200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207

The award is open to all registered members of Life Saving Victoria, aged 13 to 14 during the current season. The nominee must be available to attend the CJL Development Day to be held on Saturday, 3 February 2018, at Life Saving Victoria.

About the Program

The Champion Junior Lifesaver Development Day entails participants going through a series of leadership development workshops, gaining exposure to the array of lifesaving pathways and further development of SRC skills through practical team based scenarios.

The Development Day will be delivered by a team of experienced and skilled LSV volunteer leaders and include a guest speaker from within lifesaving.

Program Objectives

Recognise and showcase the valuable contribution our youth membership provides to the Lifesaving movement both within the organisation and the local community.
Encourage a culture of well developed, responsible and positive youth members that are advocates for their peers, the lifesaving movement and their local community.
Development of a sustainable youth award program that will provide youth members for years to come with confidence and skills that will support them as they transition to the next phase of their life.

Nomination Criteria

Be 13 or 14 years of age at the time of the program
Hold current SRC award. Note: Members that hold their bronze medallion are ineligible to be nominated.
Nominees should be chosen with consideration to the following areas:
o Contribution to their club’s activities
o Contribution to their community and other community services
o Lifesaving awards achieved
o Lifesaving knowledge
o First aid skills assessment
o Attitude to sportsmanship
o Leadership contribution and behaviours

Mike Martin Junior Lifesaver Award

The Mike Martin Champion Junior Lifesaver Award also forms an important element of the Development Day. This award forms part of LSV’s comprehensive system of awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements and commitment of our youth members. LSV places great value on staying connected to our members and recognising the exceptional service and dedication they provide to the development of the movement in Victoria.
The overarching aim of this award is to showcase the important contribution our youth members contribute to life saving as well as encourage the development of strong, confident and committed youth members who will become the leaders of the lifesaving movement long into the future.
The winner of the award will be announced at the end of the Development Day at a presentation ceremony. They will be invited to attened the 2018 LSV Awards of Excellence where they will be formally acknowledged and receive the Mike Martin, Champion Junior Lifesaver Award.

Award Selection Process:
In awarding the 2018 Champion Junior Lifesaver Award, candidates will be ranked on their performance in all of the following areas:

• Club/Community Volunteering (application process) 30%
• SRC Scenarios (CJL Development Day) 30%
• Technical Skills – Board and Tube Rescue (CJL Development Day) 20%
• Leadership Attributes/Behaviours and Sportsmanship (CJL Development Day) 20%

SRC Scenarios, Technical Skills and Leadership Attributes/Behaviours and Sportsmanship components will be assessed throughout the 2018 CJL Development Day on Saturday. Should there be a tie on the final points, the volunteering and community involvement component will be used to determine the overall winner of the award.


$25 per participant (plus GST). LSV will invoice clubs for the cost of the Development Day. It is up to each club and participant to agree on how much each party will contribute.

Application Process

Nominees are required to complete the following to apply:

  1. Complete an online application, which includes answering short questions regarding their club and community involvement.
  2. Gain a minimum of two reference letters which detail examples of significant involvement in club activities and initiative taken by the nominee.
  3. Provide a letter of endorsement from a club committee member to support the nominees application.

Applications can be made via the following link
Applications close Wednesday 10th January, 2018

Selection for the Development Day

Nominees will be notified by Monday 15 January regarding their success of gaining a place on the Development Day

Promotion of Champion Junior Lifesaver Award

To assist clubs with promotion of the program please click CJL Poster 2018 to view the 2018 Champion Junior Lifesaver Development Day poster

For more information on this program please contact the Membership & Leadership Development Department on 03 9676 6945 or email membershipandleadership@lsv.com.au.