This award aims to recognise excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures.
Lifesavers and Lifeguards provide an essential service to communities throughout New South Wales. Many exceptional rescues and first aids performed each year are over and above normal duties and showcase excellence in lifesaving training, skills and procedures.
The ‘Rescue of the Month’ (ROTM) aims to recognise excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures. It is not to encourage unnecessary risk, or neglect safety considerations and Standard Operating Procedures.
The program is designed to:
- Increase the recognition and promotion of lifesavers, surf clubs, lifesaving services (Support Operations) and ALS lifeguards after an incident; and
- Increase the number of worthy Meritorious Awards.
Note: The ROTM is a separate recognition program to the SLSA Meritorious Awards. Members, Clubs, Lifesaving Services (Support Operations) and the Australian Lifeguard Service may nominate to both programs separately using the relevant nomination forms.
Clubs, Lifesaving Services (Support Operations), and ALS lifeguards are to nominate using the official Rescue of the Month Nomination Form.
2023/24 Key Dates
|Nomation Period||Online Form to be Submitted by||SLSNSW Closing Date||NSW ROTM Announced|
|1-31 July 2023|
|1-31 August 2023 (August)||8/09/2023||15/09/2023||29/09/2023|
|1-30 September 2023 (September)||6/10/2023||13/10/2022||27/10/2023|
|1-31 October 2023 (October)||3/11/2023||10/11/2023||1/12/2023|
|1-30 November 2023 (November)||8/12/2023||15/12/2023||29/12/2023|
|1-31 December 2024 (December)||5/01/2024||12/01/2024||26/01/2024|
|1-31 January 2024 (January)||9/02/2024||16/02/2024||1/03/2024|
|1-28 February 2024 (February)||8/03/2024||15/03/2024||29/03/2024|
|1-31 March 2024|
|1-30 April 2024|
|1-31 May 2024|
|1-30 June 2024|
Lifesaver(s) and Lifeguard(s) involved: Nicole Krite, Andrew McKellar, Tammy Payne, Emily Zytaruk, Tim Grant, Kirron Duncan, Brett Pritchard, David Kowald, Ashton Prowse, Xavier Byrnes, Austin Alexander, Mal Boon, Kaitlyn Byrnes, Paul Byrnes, Tara Collier, Brooke Collins, Bailey Duncan, Holly Edmunds, Lee Edmunds, Greg Gillan, Chris Hall, Madison Hall, Andrew Hay, Amelie Humphries, Robert Humphries, Neill Hunt, Dean McLennan, Mikaela Mead, Steven Mead, Jack Prowse, Kayla Pyett, Ross Pyett, Will Soulos, Joshua Walmsley, Brady Bacon, Jye Collier, Karl Gillan, Ryan Gillan, Charlotte Wisdom, Megan Kessey, Tulley Lane, Layla King, Reagan Boggiss, Annika Freiheit, Kirra Hidge, James Hards, Ashlyn Lloyd, Milly Newton, Jane Lanham, Sarah O’Connor, Michael Bonicci, Louise Skjeime, Mackenzie Hannington, Zachary Roja, Callum Redrup, Chris Iredale, Bede Elphick
Club: Elouera SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Michael McPherson, Lee Szlachetka, Andrew Oakley, Jane Brennan, Craig Adams, Ramzy Fawzy
Club: Wamberal SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Nick Welch, Kai Hodson, Kai Mitchell, Stuart Harvey, George Ruzek, Jason Barnes, Mitchell Renouf, Gordon Jones, Jeff Barnes, Matt Mitchell, Trent McRae, John Mitchell, Garry Clarke, Millie Parker, Finn Mitchell, Brad Mitchell, Floyd Mitchell, Zack Visconti, Brooklyn Mitchell, Harry Armstrong
Club: Avoca Beach SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Jeanette Allen, Jerrad Allen, Michelle Ellis, Barry Jones
Club: LNC RWC Team / Pacific Palms SLSC Callout Team
Lifesaver(s) involved: Glenn Bowles, Peter O’Malley, Paul Quick, Toni Jones, Deb Barnes, Chayse Coleman, Jill Heaton, Nigel Heaton, Ric Morrey, Adam Brierley
Club: Terrigal SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Phillip Everett, Anthony Logue, Phillip Daniel, Stuart Daniel, Carolyn Jeffries, Sharon Taylor
Club: Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Peter Craik, Brett Beswick, Vince Malone, Paul Nichols, Andrew Collins, Andrew Manser, Chris Hill, George Ruzek, Stuart Harvey, Levi Kasun, Fletcher Berry, Kye Blair, Lynnette Varadin.
Club: Avoca Beach SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Alexander Buckton, Hardus Van Vuuren, Graham Cook, Richard Whipp, Robert Buckton, Alex Gold, Chamonix Van Vuuren, Richard Andjelkovic, Adrienne Lowe, Michael Wasley, Tracey Hare-Boyd, Trae Hare-Boyd, Frankie Bryant, Belinda Dobson, Brianna Coyte and Northern Beaches Council Lifeguards
Club: Narrabeen SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Members of Bulli SLSC, with assistance from members of Bellambi SLSC, Woonona SLSC, Sandon Point SLSC, Thirroul SLSC, Wollongong City SLSC, and SLS Illawarra Support Operations
Club: Bulli SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Maoiu La Gavia, Angel La Gavia, Jazzmyn Fillingham, Huxely Luntungan, Riley Wait, Aston Walters, Jeremie Camgrand, Keaton Watts, Christain Wait, Chris Fillingham, Julie-Ann Fillingham, Rob Coote, Saxon Lumsden, Wade Clemens
Club: Shelly Beach SLSC, members Toowoon Bay SLSC, Central Coast Council Lifeguards
Lifesavers and Lifeguards involved: Lachlan Crawford, Cameron Pyett, Jon Hayman, Michael Byrne, Kane Hughes, Elouera Patrol Members
Club: Wanda SLSC, SLSS RWC (Support Ski 2), Elouera SLSC, Sutherland Shire Lifeguards, SLSS (Sutherland 20)
Lifesaver(s) and lifeguard(s) involved: John Walker, David Solman, Ben McCulkin, Brayden Hawkins, Cooper Sweeney, Daniel Lahey
Club: The Lakes SLSC
Lifesaver(s) involved: Anthony Turner, Lachlan Pritchard, Darren Weidner, Jamie Caldwell, Peter Evert, Markus Meier-Lindner, Keith Caldwell, and Bulli SLSC members
Club: Support Operations Illawarra
Lifesavers and Lifeguards involved: James McLennan, Kirsty McLennan, Eric Kammerer, Marcos Puga, Ivan Power, Matthew Johnston, Waverley Council Lifeguards and members Bronte SLSC
Club: Bronte SLSC