HELP US KEEP OUR BEACHES SAFE THIS SUMMER

When you sign on to train as a Surf Lifesaver, you sign on for critical training to save a life.

To be ready to take on the responsibility of protecting and patrolling our beaches, Surf Lifesavers must be supported with training and education to develop necessary skills that save lives. When you visit the beach, you want to know that someone is watching out for you.

When your friends and family are in the surf, you want to trust there is someone there to help, should things not go according to plan.

Experience and training with a variety of equipment and scenarios is essential, however it is costly. Our clubs need financial support to keep our island nation safe in the water. Your support has helped us get ‘Back to Beach’, year after year.

The warmer months are busy for our clubs. With over 100 million visitors to beaches predicted this season, you’ll be pleased to know it’s easy to help out. When you support Surf Life Saving, you save lives.

Your support has kept our summers safe. This summer, your support will help us all get back to the beach, safely.

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You’re helping to deliver life saving training

Surf Lifesavers take their job seriously. They are highly trained, and must pass a minimum of a Bronze Medallion to be allowed to patrol. Training for a Bronze Medallion is detailed and participants must prove their skills and knowledge in areas such as surf awareness, first aid, anatomy and physiology, CPR, rescue techniques and patrol methods to name a few.

To train a certified lifesaver costs upwards of $850. Your support has ensured there are over 46,000 patrolling members, across over 300 clubs, patrolling over 400 beaches this summer. Your support is saving lives.

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New year’s rescue averts tragic start to the year

New year’s rescue averts tragic start to the year

Just after 5pm on New Year’s Day, a group of friends and family from Cabramatta were celebrating at an isolated part of Stockton Beach, approximately 2km south of Birubi Headland. Suddenly, two members of the party were swept out of their depth in a rip current. Three other members entered the water in a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to go to their aid. In short order, all five people were now caught in the rip.

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Nippers training helps brave teenager save a life

Nippers training helps brave teenager save a life

Recently nominated for a Pride of Australia award, Killcare Surf Lifesaving Club lifesaver Jennifer Webb’s years of Nippers training gave her the confidence and skills to save a life last Easter Monday. The 16-year-old had been on patrol all day, under conditions that required constant surveillance of the flagged area. ‘Swimming not advised’ signs had been posted on the beach to ensure that parents remained vigilant of their children, and 17 preventative actions were made during the day.

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A brother’s love of the surf lives on

A brother’s love of the surf lives on

Following the early death of Cecilia’s brother Neil, their mother Eileen donated his board to Maroochydore SLSC, where he had been a member. In more recent years Cecilia searched for the board without success, so she was delighted and overwhelmed when Brett Lucas, Supporter Relationships Manager at Surf Life Saving Foundation, finally managed to track it down at Surf Life Saving Queensland Headquarters.

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Volunteers to join in XXI Commonwealth Games

Volunteers to join in XXI Commonwealth Games

We are very proud that Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) volunteer surf lifesavers will be taking part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXI Commonwealth Games this year. Hundreds of surf lifesavers have already been cast to perform a specific role in the Opening Ceremony − welcoming the athletes of the Commonwealth to the Gold Coast.

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Australian lifesaver of the year

Australian lifesaver of the year

Setting a good example and exercising diligence in both his personal and community life. These are the qualities that Scott Summers believes earned him the coveted title of DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year for 2017.

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In the media

In the media

• Be a Lifesaver launches Thongs2SaveLives • Educating the community about rips • National coastal safety report

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In the media

In the media

Avid watchers of SBS may have seen our new ad, launched early in September, encouraging all members of our community to take part in Surf Life Saving. It showcases the diversity of Surf Life Saving as an organisation, as well as the many Australians who enjoy the beach...

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Top tips from your local lifesaver

Top tips from your local lifesaver

As you start to pull out your swimmers, bathers or togs (depending on where you are!), it’s an ideal time to refresh your basic beach skills. Swimming between the flags on a patrolled beach is a good start, but a few reminders about water safety will ensure you and your family are set to enjoy the weather, and far less likely to encounter any trouble...

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