Profile of the Month: Mitanne Doughney

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Our Profile of the Month for August is Mitanne Doughney from Red Rock-Corindi SLSC. The President and Club Captain has been involved with Surf Life Saving for 20 years, and is passionate about developing her club into the future.

SLSNSW Congratulates Olympians

Thu 25 Aug 2016

With the games of the 31st Olympiad officially coming to a close in Rio this week, Surf Life Saving NSW would like to acknowledge the efforts of those current and former members of the lifesaving community who took their talents to the world stage.

Governor-General Presents National Award To Lifesavers

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Surf Lifesavers from Manly, North Steyne and North Bondi Surf Clubs were today recognised for their rescue efforts receiving the prestigious National Rescue of the Month award.

Lifesavers Surf Wave of Success

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Surf lifesavers from across the state took advantage of the late winter sunshine to contest the 2016 NSW Board Riding Championships on the Central Coast last weekend.

Board Riders Gear Up For State Glory

Tue 16 Aug 2016

Lifesaving’s best surf board riders will swap patrol uniforms for wetsuits as they take to the waves at Soldiers Beach on the NSW Central Coast from Friday for the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Board Riding Championships.

Superstar Smith Earns Young Athlete Gong

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Umina’s Jemma Smith capped a stunning summer with the Young Athlete of the Year Award at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

It’s Official Sydney Director Caps Busy Year

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Sydney Director of Surf Sports Wayne Druery has barely had time to draw breath during a busy summer that culminated in him being awarded the title of Official of the Year.

Palm Beach Legend Earns Top Coaching Gong

Mon 15 Aug 2016

A team’s culture can often make that minute difference between winning and losing. Few have done more to shape the culture of his charges than Peter Spence from Palm Beach.

Collins Crowns Summer To Remember

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Whether he’s swimming in the surf off his local beach, Umina, the Gold Coast or Japan it’s been an exceptionally busy summer for Redhead’s Daniel Collins who now has one more title to add to his burgeoning trophy cabinet; 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Athlete of the Year.

Thurtell Takes Out Masters Honours

Mon 15 Aug 2016

After years of being one of the most consistent performers in her division across a variety of disciplines, Forster’s Laura Thurtell has added another title to her impressive resume; Masters Athlete of the Year.

Wamberal Club Member Crowned Top Facilitator

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Years of dedication to education and improving the skills of others at a club and branch level has earned long-time Wamberal Surf Lifesaver Ramzy Fawzy the right to be called the 2016 Facilitator of the Year.

Cronulla Lifesaver Is Top Trainer

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Since taking on the Chief Training Role at Cronulla in 2013, Kerrie Hammell has embraced a wide range of responsibilities and dedicated herself to ensuring members have all the skills and qualifications needed to be successful lifesavers.

Central Coast Program A Lesson In Beach Safety

Mon 15 Aug 2016

In the last 12 months the Central Coast’s Beachsafe Program has been delivered to over 9000 students with 60 of the 68 local primary schools expected to have taken up this program by the end of the year, and now the program has achieved state level recognition after earning the Community Education Program of the Year Award.

Avalon Beach Recognised For Youth Initiative

Mon 15 Aug 2016

An innovative program at Avalon Beach designed to retain the interest of young club members as has earned widespread acclaim after being announced as the 2016 Initiative of the Year at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Batemans Bay Lifesaver Honoured For Volunteering Efforts

Mon 15 Aug 2016

It’s been a busy year for Batemans Bay lifesaver Sue Hunt who aside from her club commitments has also juggled the dual responsibilities of Far South Director of Administration and Director of Member Services. She now has one more role to balance; the title of 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Volunteer of the Year.

South West Rocks Lifesaver Is Top Administrator

Mon 15 Aug 2016

It’s been a busy 12 months for the 2016 Administrator of the Year Brienna Elfold who has gallantly thrown herself into almost every aspect of her club South West Rocks.

Hughes Crowned Lifesaver Of The Year

Mon 15 Aug 2016

North Cronulla’s Kane Hughes had reason to celebrate at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday after he was crowned Lifesaver of the Year.

Central Coast Crowned Lifesaving’s Top Branch

Mon 15 Aug 2016

A number of innovative ideas across all aspects of Surf Life Saving secured the Central Coast Branch the Branch of the Year title at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

North Bondi Crowned Top Club

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Three years ago North Bondi initiated a comprehensive review into the structure and governance of their historic Sydney club, with their efforts culminating in being named the Club of the Year at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Narrabeen Nipper Named Top Junior Lifesaver

Mon 15 Aug 2016

The love of the beach and ocean has been a constant theme in the household of Ella Cook, so, it was only natural that she would find her to Narrabeen Beach Nippers at the tender age of six.

From Shellharbour Nippers To Junior Lifesaver Of The Year

Mon 15 Aug 2016

From the moment that Byron Vinkovic stepped into the water for the first time as a Nipper in the U8s he was hooked.

Caves Beach Member Crowned Top Young Lifesaver

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Dedicated, talented, and passionate, these are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe young Caves Beach lifesaver Samantha Hallett, who has capped an outstanding summer by being crowned Young Lifesaver of the Year.

Macksville Lifesavers Honoured For Dramatic Rescue

Mon 15 Aug 2016

A group of lifesavers from Macksville – Scotts Head have taken out the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Award for Rescue of the Year at a gala ceremony in Sydney.

Top Honours For Talented Tweed Lifeguard

Mon 15 Aug 2016

It was a night to remember at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence for Tweed Valley Lifeguard Angus Macphail who was announced as Lifeguard of the Year at a gala ceremony in Sydney last Saturday.

Team Honours For Bulli Boaties

Mon 15 Aug 2016

It’s been a golden year for the members of the Male Open Surf Boat crew at Bulli Surf Life Saving Club who have enjoyed wins at almost every level. Now they have one more reason to celebrate after being crowned Team of the Year at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

NSW Lifesavers Celebrate Successful Season

Sat 13 Aug 2016

Surf lifesavers signed off on the 2015/16 season in style at the annual NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday evening. Over 350 surf lifesavers traded their red and yellow patrol uniforms for formal wear at the glittering celebration which was proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Surf Life Saving Remembers A Legend

Fri 12 Aug 2016

The sad passing of Midget Farrelly was a shock for many people in the surf community.

Australian Paralympic Committee Learns First Aid

Thu 11 Aug 2016

Members of the Australian Paralympic Committee have undergone training of a different kind to the athletes in the build up to the Games on 7-18 September 2016.

Skills In The Pool – Big Weekend For NSW Lifesavers

Tue 9 Aug 2016

In the final Interstate discipline for 2016 the NSW Pool Rescue Team was unable to halt the Queensland juggernaut on the Gold Coast last weekend finishing the competition with the silver medal.

2017 NSW Country Team Announced

Thu 4 Aug 2016

The 2017 NSW Country Team has been announced to compete at the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series in New Zealand.

Coastal NSW Set For Powerful Conditions

Wed 3 Aug 2016

A developing low pressure system off the NSW Coast has prompted lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users with powerful surf and strong winds expected for the remainder of the week.