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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.

2018 date to be confirmed

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 a Saturday (TBC) in April 2018, at Life Saving Victoria.

We encourage members who meet the criteria to nominate themselves for this opportunity. Each club can endorse a maximum of one boy and one girl to participate. All nominees from clubs will be invited to Life Saving Victoria for a unique leadership development session, where the winner of the CJL award will be announced at the end of the day.  The winner will be invited to the Awards of Excellence, where they will be formally acknowledged.

2016 Champion Junior Lifesaver Winner

Charlotte Hoskins – Point Leo SLSC

Nomination Criteria

13 or 14 years of age
Must hold current SRC award (cannot hold Bronze Medallion)
Must submit a presentation showing what programs they have been involved in over the season and how they have shown initiative and leadership within their club

Application Process

  1. Applications due by (TBC).
  2. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a club representative and a presentation showing what programs and leadership initiatives nominees have been in throughout the season

Selection Process

The Champion Junior Lifesaver will be selected on the following:

Presentation 20%
Community/Club Volunteering 20%
SRC scenario 30%
Technical Skills – Board and tube rescue 20%
Leadership Attributes/ Behaviours and Sportsmanship 10%

Presentation Brief

The presentation is designed to show your journey as a lifesaver over the season. It should effectively show the programs that you were involved in, the experiences you had over the season and the way those experiences have helped you to develop.

A presentation must be submitted to Life Saving Victoria This presentation can be created using a form of technology that you wish (e.g. Video, PowerPoint). The presentation must not go for any longer than 5 minutes. The presentation must be sent into Life Saving Victoria via email or USB sent in the mail.

For further information, please see the 2017 CJL Presentation Guidelines.

SRC Scenario

During the Leadership Development Session at Life Saving Victoria there will be a group scenarios that will test the candidates on the skills they have learnt and practiced with their SRC. As it is a group exercise candidates will be assessed on their ability to work as part of a team, their leadership, their knowledge of lifesaving practices at SRC level. The rubric of what the candidates will be assessed on will be sent to the participants a week before the development session.

CJL Promotional Flyer

2017 Champion Junior Lifesaver Flyer

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