SURF LIFESAVER NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2018

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New Year's Rescue

New Year's Rescue

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

Nippers Training Helps Brave Teenager

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

A Brother's Love

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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XXI Commonwealth Games

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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Help us keep our beaches safe this summer

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

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...

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