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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Perhaps you’re planning a trip to the beach or a beach holiday in a new area? Learn more about beach safety to refresh your skills before you hit the surf. Find more information at www.beachsafe.org.au.

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Braving the surf

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Seahorse nippers continue to make waves

Since its launch in 2014 the Seahorse Nippers program has given children with disabilities and their families a dedicated program to learn water safety and surf skills. Noosa Heads SLSC initiated the program, and you can already see how popular it’s become...

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Surf calls Verena away from Swiss home

Surf calls Verena away from Swiss home

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You're helping us raise the flags

You're helping us raise the flags

With the warmer weather here, and patrolling season upon us, you’ll see our flags going up around the country and be welcomed to the beach by SLSC volunteers...

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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...

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Volunteer spotlight: Lara saves lives

When it comes to passion and dedication, you can’t look past Whale Beach SLSC Club Captain, Lara Boyle. This inspiring young woman, at only 22 years of age, has taken home the proud title of 2017 NSW Surf Life Saver of the Year...

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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...

Continue reading...