Lifesaving World Championships Begin

Lifesaving World Championships Begin

Ahead of the official Opening Ceremony for the Lifesaving World Championships 2018 we met with Surf Life Saving SA President John Baker to check in with how “the World’s” have been progressing so far.

“The setup is fantastic, it has been one of the best set up World Championships events ever but also I think the way we have put the infrastructure in has rivalled the Australian Championships so we are very happy with the scale of the event and arenas” said Mr Baker.

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Drones to join helicopters and planes in shark spotting

Drones to join helicopters and planes in shark spotting

SLSSA President Mr John Baker said Surf Lifesavers are excited to be strengthening their emergency response capabilities.

“We are already learning how the addition of Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s) will enhance our hazard identification and search and rescue abilities,” said Mr Baker.

“The visual perspective and agility offered with this equipment is unique and will play its own role in conjunction with our other assets such as the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, Jet Rescue Boats, Jet Ski’s, our Radio room and of course our beach patrols.

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New role announced! Education Engagement Officer

Education Engagement Officer Position Description

We are looking for passionate people with knowledge and experience in Training and Assessment to join our Education Team.

The Education Engagement Officer is a casual role which is responsible for assisting the Education and Training Team of SLSSA and its member clubs, to ensure the successful delivery and assessment of Surf Life Saving Awards and Qualifications.

Applications close: 18th November

Please send resume, including references to reception@surflifesavingsa.com.au

Surf Life Savers keep an eye on more than beaches this season and encourage South Australians to be sun smart

Surf Life Savers keep an eye on more than beaches this season and encourage South Australians to be sun smart

Surf Life Saving South Australia’s season has officially launched and this year, clubs are leading by example and calling on South Australians to take sun protection more seriously – especially when it comes to looking after eye health.

Ahead of peak season, State Life Saving Operations Manager Ben Laurenson and State Life Saving Officer Sonya Williamson will pay a visit to their local optometrist to have an eye health check to ensure they are taking the right measures to care for their eyes in the sun and are encouraging South Australians to do the same.

“We heavily rely on our vision when we are on patrol. It’s so important that we are focused and aware of our peripheral vision. Identifying a potential risk in the water before it becomes a hazard can sometimes be the difference between a person being in a life-threatening situation or not.” Ben says.

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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children

Surf Life Saving Australia has released some amazing resources in regards to Safeguarding Children and Young People. To view all the resources available, please visit https://sls.com.au/safeguarding/

SLSSA is committed to providing a Child Safe Environment by protecting children and young people. Our staff and volunteers should be mindful of their responsibility to provide a safe environment where everybody has the right to be treated with respect, work safely and be protected from harm.

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Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Moves to Aldinga Base and Westpac signs on for 4 More Years.

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Moves to Aldinga Base and Westpac signs on for 4 More Years.

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) has moved its operations from its former city base at Harbour Town to the Aldinga Aerodrome in an effort to cut response times on the South Coast and Fleurieu Peninsula.

“Residential demographic projections for Adelaide are indicating that populations along the South Coast and the Fleurieu Peninsula will continue to grow in the coming years and we need to prepare for the impact on beach visitations and coastal emergencies that growth will have” said Surf Life Saving SA CEO Ms Clare Harris.

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New Club Rooms for Chiton Rocks SLSC Officially Opened!

New Club Rooms for Chiton Rocks SLSC Officially Opened!

Surf Life Saving Clubs in South Australia are among the best community facilities in the State with an ongoing commitment from the South Australian Government to rebuild and renovate Clubs each year.

Surf Life Saving SA are currently halfway through the rebuild process and Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club is the latest Club to have undergone the redevelopment process. The stunning new facility was be officially opened by the Emergency Services Minister Hon. Mr Corey Wingard at a ceremony on Saturday 13 October.  

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First Day of Patrols for Season 2018/2019

First Day of Patrols for Season 2018/2019

Surf Life Saving SA wished all of our volunteer Surf Lifesavers a safe and successful patrol season for 2018/2019.

We remind the public to always swim between the red and yellow flags and to make sure they educate themselves to the risks before entering any body of water.

South Australian Surf Lifesavers patrol on weekends and public holidays from now until the Easter Long Weekend.

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3000 Patrolling Members a Goal for Surf Life Saving SA

3000 Patrolling Members a Goal for Surf Life Saving SA

 Surf Life Saving SA hopes to see their Volunteer Patrol Force reach record levels of coverage this summer with numbers of patrolling lifesavers expected to reach in excess of 3000 for the first time in history. The commitment of Patrolling Members has been steadily increasing for the past decade and Surf Lifesaving SA hope to see the community investment continue.

 “Our goal this year is to reach 3,000 Members on patrol which means we need 300 new Bronze Medallions this season” said Surf Life Saving SA CEO Clare Harris.

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