Prime Minister to be Patron of Lifesaving World Championships

The honourable Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister has accepted the role of Patron to the Lifesaving World Championships, LW2018, to be held in Adelaide this November.

A Surf Lifesaver himself, Mr Turnbull said “As someone who has long been involved with the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, I understand the importance of the work that our surf lifesavers undertake”.

The ILS Lifesaving World Championships are conducted every 2 years, showcasing excellence in lifesaving sports and rescue; attracting the most talented and skilled lifesaving athletes to compete for the title of World’s best. It is an opportunity to profile the Lifesaving Movement, the important role it plays as an emergency service and highlight our members’ contribution to community.

“We should all be grateful that the time we spend on the beach, whether by ourselves or with family is often under the watchful and dedicated eye of a Surf Lifesaver who has chosen to dedicate their time to water safety” said Mr Turnbull.

The Lifesaving World Championships will take place at Glenelg Beach and South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre at Marion from 16 November to 2 December 2018. With the addition of the inaugural World Youth Championships to the program, LWC 2018 is set to be the largest lifesaving event ever held. 6000 athletes from around the world are expected to compete with an additional 1000 officials and volunteers assisting with the event. 

Executive Committee Chairman of LWC 2018, John Baker said “These Championships promise to be the biggest ever and the Prime Minister’s patronage reflects the stature of the event”.

“The Prime Minister has always been a big supporter of Surf Life Saving and it’s great to have him as our Patron for “the Worlds” said Mr Baker.

More information regarding the Lifesaving World Championships 2018 can be found here.

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Surf Life Saving Australia to host Inaugural Coastal Drowning Prevention Forum

Surf Life Saving Australia to host Inaugural Coastal Drowning Prevention Forum

Surf Life Saving Australia will host the organisations’ inaugural Coastal Drowning Prevention Forum this weekend (June 23-24) at the Novotel Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

The Coastal Drowning Prevention Forum will combine lifesaving, research and public education teams with external experts to facilitate the transfer of knowledge.  The purpose is to share the latest research, identify key issues and requirements to prevent coastal drowning deaths working towards our mission of zero preventable drowning deaths in Australian waters.

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Adam Weir Appointed as Surf Life Saving Australia Chief Executive Officer

Adam Weir Appointed as Surf Life Saving Australia Chief Executive Officer

Following a lengthy and extensive recruitment process SLSA President Graham Ford AM today announced that the Board of Surf Life Saving Australia have appointed Adam Weir as Chief Executive Officer.

“On behalf of the SLSA Board I am delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Adam to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  Adam is a life-long member of Surf Life Saving and brings to the role extensive experience across all facets of the movement, including a representative career on the Australian Life Saving Team and many roles across coastal safety and lifesaving.

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Red and Yellow Ball Tickets on Sale

Red and Yellow Ball Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Red and Yellow Ball. Surf Life Saving SA invites all of our Members and Supporters to join us in honouring the outstanding contributions of Members within our State movement. Presentations include the Annual Awards of Excellence and Life Member & Hall of Fame Inductions.

Single Adult Ticket    $150.00 (3-course meal + 4-hour drinks package)

Single Children`s Ticket 13 and Under $35.00 (single pasta course + ice cream and soft   
drinks)  

The dress code is formal with a splash of red and yellow. 

BOOK ONLINE NOW

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OTR Gives to Surf Life Saving SA

OTR Gives to Surf Life Saving SA

The community giving program, which has been three years in the making, will work through the existing OTR App. Every time a customer shops or refuels with the OTR App, OTR will make a donation on the customer’s behalf to the community group of their choice*. Eligible purchases include both pre-ordering products on the OTR App and scanning the App barcode instore at OTR.

Surf Life Saving SA supporters can select us as their charity of choice from 14 August

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Emergency Operations Group - Expressions of Interest

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Expressions of Interest are now open to all five of the State's Emergency Operations Group disciplines.  Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Crew, Jet Rescue Boat Crew, Rescue Water Craft Operators (jet ski), SurfCom Operators and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilots (drones).

Surf lifesavers are welcome to head over to the "Latest Circulars" section of this website to find what disciplines are of interest.  Remember to download the Support Operations Member Application Form and then forward this to the Lifesaving Dept at SLSSA via lifesaving@surflifesavingsa.com.au 

Meet the Chaplains

Meet the Chaplains

As part of our member protection practices, Surf Life Saving SA offers all Surf Life Saving Clubs the opportunity to appoint a dedicated Club Chaplain through our partnerships with Sports Chaplaincy Australia and Lifesaving Chaplaincy. Our team of Lifesaving Chaplains are in place to promote wellbeing and support our Members who are facing challenges in their lives. Over-seeing the Chaplaincy program in South Australia are State Lifesaving Chaplains Brian " Bandy" Edwards and Bruce Rankin. 

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Youth Organisations and the Multicultural Community pay tribute to the sacrifices of members of our community on ANZAC Eve 2018

Youth Organisations and the Multicultural Community pay tribute to the sacrifices of members of our community on ANZAC Eve 2018

In the spirit of commemoration on the 103nd anniversary of ANZAC Day, the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil was conducted (for its 19th consecutive year) at the South Australian National War Memorial, North Terrace, Adelaide on Tuesday 24th April 2018.  21 youth volunteers aged between 13-18 years represented Surf Life Saving SA at the Vigil (pictured).

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Suneden Specialist School Hits the Beach

Suneden Specialist School Hits the Beach

Students from Suneden Special School hit the water with the help from Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) during the months of March and April 2018.  Some of the students had never been to the beach before or experienced swimming in the sea.  Volunteers from Seacliff SLSC gave up their time on Tuesday mornings to enable the sessions to take place.  The 8-week program allowed the students to enjoy the beach and learn new water safety skills.

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