Surf Life Saving
Surf Life Saving Australia
Each summer over 20,000 members don the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. Every single patrol member is trained to the highest possible standard and dedicates countless hours each season to protecting the coastline.
Surf Life Saving is much more than just saving lives on the beach. A key priority for us is reaching out to all Australians through our substantial community education programs. We aim to teach all Australians how to keep themselves and their families safe at the beach. To learn more about our community education programs or to find information on beach or rock fishing safety in multiple languages please visit the Beach & Coastal Safety Hub.
Surf Life Saving supports our 75,000 volunteer members in a variety of ways. We assist clubs and members in recruitment and retention, membership reporting and statistics and a range of member protection initiatives. The junior activities or ‘Nippers’ program is huge in NSW and we provide resources and assistance to clubs to help them deliver the program to more than 30,000 members under the age of 14.
We also run a number of member development programs which offer personal development and leadership training.
There are also opportunities for our members to be recognised throughout the season such as at our Awards of Excellence, and external award programs such as the NSW Volunteer of the Year and NSW Sports Awards.
How do Swim Sisters connect with Surf Life Saving?
Swim Sisters helps facilitate these courses by training our participants to meet the prerequisite swim component of the course through our learn to swim (advanced group) program.
We also work directly with Surf Lifesaving NSW to facilitate the delivery of these programs exclusively to the Swim Sisters cohort in a religiously and culturally inclusive way.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, sign up to our swimming program as we train our participants for the next upcoming SRC and Bronze medallion course.
Swim Sisters is proud to partner with Surf Life Saving Australia, working with a number of Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) across NSW including Garie Beach SLSC, Bondi Beach SLSC and Clovelly SLSC to bring opportunities for Swim Sister members to begin pathways into a career as a Surf Life Saver.
Garie Beach SLSC Bondi SLSC
Auburn Ruther Everuss Aquatic Centre
Dates and TImes TBC for 2022