Tamarama Ocean Swimming Squad (TOSS)
Tamarama Ocean Swim Squad is back at 10am Saturdays during season. All fitness levels welcome.
Join this Group to post and email other members about Board, Swim or TOSS Training sessions over summer:
You must be a proficient and a financial Tamarama SLSC member to participate. Bring your cap fins and goggles. After the swim join us for brunch at Ms Cafe. Contact Troy or Danny for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Aid Awards
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
Develops skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing causalities. Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Overview
Apply (Senior) First Aid
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available. This course is recognised by WorkCover NSW. Apply (Senior) First Aid Overview
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to carry and administer Methoxyflurane. Every 2 years Spinal Management Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage injured casualties with suspected spinal injuries in an aquatic environment and in emergency situations. Pain Management Overview
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage injured casualties with suspected spinal injuries in an aquatic environment and in emergency situations. Spinal Management Overview
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB)
IRBs are powered rescue crafts employed in the majority of Australian beaches for inshore surveillance, rough water rescues, water safety operations and mass rescues scenarios. They extend the effectiveness of the patrol especially when surf conditions are too dangerous for rescue boards and tubes to be used.
Within the environs of Tamarama, IRBs can and are used in
- water safety for TOSS and ocean swim carnivals;
- rough water rescues, e.g., around the Twins area and Mackenzie’s Bay
- shark surveillance
- area of patrol range from Mackenzie’s Bay to Bronte Beach
It is a requirement for all Surf Livesaving patrols to have an operational IRB on standby. Tamarama SLSC has a reciprocal agreement with Bronte SLSC, where Tamarama IRB will patrol both beaches on Saturdays while Bronte IRB will do so on Sundays.
There have been changes to resuscitation recently, in summary these are
- 2 breaths and 30 compressions [with a cycle of 5 per every 2 minutes at least]
- Try to achieve 100 compressions per minute for everyone
- Chest compression for all is 1/3 of the chest thickness.
- Compressions are stopped when the 2 breaths are given.
- The hand is placed on the sternum at the centre of the chest
- The timing is identical for both one and two man techniques.
- Two person assessment to clean mouth [only if an immersion] and check for breathing [whilst on their side]. If nothing onto back and start with 2 breaths.
- CPR is continued until the casualty revives, you are relieved by professional medical officers or you can no longer continue.
- There is no longer EAR.
- There is no longer 5 full breaths
- The pulse is no longer checked at all.
- Due to the energy expended it is preferable to swap positions every two minutes. [If 3 involved only the third person and ECC operator swap].
- Minimum age will be ten years old.
- Key is START EARLY, don’t waste time.
- Survival rate without defib is low (15%) so get defib happening STAT
- it takes 100-125 pound of force to compress an adult chest 1/3, practice on a scale or better yet, the mannequin
Being a very inclusive club, Tamarama offers unparalleled training opportunities for members. Below are just some of the services that the club provides, or which club members frequent
- Tamarama Ocean Swimming Squad. Improve your fitness and ocean skills with weekly training on Saturday mornings. See above.
- Board paddling, swimming and runs. Members meet regularly to train together. Join the club to find out about training sessions.
- Icebergs. Many members of Tamarama also swim at the Icebergs in the off season.
- Surf Skis. Members are currently looking at establishing a ski training group in the future.
- IRBs. See above.
- Ocean Swim Supports
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