Emerging Athletes Put Through Paces

Thu 12 Oct 2017

While their peers relaxed during the final weekend of the October school holidays, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors traded books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills while giving them an early insight into the reality of life for an elite surf sport athlete.

Young Pool Guns Gear Up For NZ Tour

Thu 12 Oct 2017

After packing the essentials of swimmers, goggles, training equipment and passports, the NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team even had room in their luggage for optimism as they gathered at Sydney International Airport on Wednesday for their flight to New Zealand.

Bulli Legacy Passed Through Generations

Fri 6 Oct 2017

When one starry eyed Nipper and his proud parents complete the registration papers at Bulli SLSC on Saturday he will not only be continuing a family tradition, but will be making history becoming a fourth generation lifesaver to belong to the same club in the same season.

Development Network Program Participants Named

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selection of participants for the 2017 Development Network Program.

Profile of the Month; Bruce McAslan Bermagui SLSC

Fri 29 Sep 2017

From Canada to Bermagui Bruce McAslan’s journey has been one of adventure but one constant has been a passion for the ocean and community, and it is this attitude that has seen this humble man and his wife Cheryl warmly embraced by the Surf Life Saving community.

Lifesaving Award For Shelly Beach Volunteers

Thu 28 Sep 2017

The efforts of two Shelly Beach surf lifesavers to go to the aid of a stranded stand up paddle boarder on the state’s Central Coast has been recognised with the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month Award for July/August.

NSW Stars Named In Strong Aussie Squad

Tue 12 Sep 2017

The state’s top surf sport athletes continue to earn national recognition with six NSW based athletes named in the Australian team that will contest the International Surf Rescue Challenge later this year.

Profile of the Month; Natalie Durrington Minnie Water – Wooli SLSC

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Hailing from the Minnie Water-Wooli club on the state’s North Coast, Natalie Durrington already boasts a lifesaving resume to be proud of. This talented teenager can now add one more achievement to her list; Profile of the Month for August.

Junior Development Athletes Named

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the participants for the 2017 Junior Development Academy Program.

It’s A Game Of Drones For Rangers

Fri 25 Aug 2017

With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles already proving to be a potential lifesaver on the state’s beaches the Little Ripper Group took their experience and knowledge on the road recently to showcase this exciting technology to the rangers of Far North Queensland.

Vale William Wonson

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member William “Billy” Wonson.

Lifeguard’s Words Of Wisdom

Wed 16 Aug 2017

Port Macquarie teenager Toni Hurkett is loving life as a professional Lifeguard with the Australian Lifeguard Service and has set her sights on another summer protecting beachgoers in her local community.

Lara’s Crowning Night

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Although it was the uniform that attracted her in the beginning, passion made her stay, which proved to be a fruitful decision for the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saver of the Year Lara Boyle.

Druery Named Top Volunteer

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A busy summer for Sydney Surf Sports Director Wayne Druery has ended in the best possible fashion after the Cronulla member was named Volunteer of the Year at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence last weekend.

Sydney Named State’s Top Branch

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A successful 12 months for Surf Life Saving Sydney has culminated in Branch of the Year honours at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence held at the Hilton Hotel last weekend.

Camden Haven Rescue Recognised

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A courageous rescued undertaken by Camden Haven Surf Lifesavers earlier this season has been honoured with the Rescue of the Year Award at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney last weekend.

Ocean Beach Teen Takes Young Lifesaver Gong

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Ryan Chiswell’s outstanding commitment to Surf Life Saving was recognised before his peers last Saturday with the honour of Young Lifesaver of the Year.

Sheridan Snags Lifeguard Crown

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a highly successful summer patrolling beaches across northern NSW for Jai Sheridan who was crowned Lifeguard of the Year at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney last Saturday night.

Byron Nipper Shows Her Class

Wed 9 Aug 2017

As the curtain finally falls down on her time in Nippers, Matilda Shirley can reflect on a journey that has taken her across three states and culminated in the prestigious title of Female Junior Life Saver of the Year.

Narrabeen Beach Member Receives Lifesaving Award

Wed 9 Aug 2017

After winning the prestigious award of Male Junior Lifesaver of the Year earlier this season, Narrabeen Nipper Elliot Prasad was able to enjoy acknowledgment in front of his peers at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney last Saturday night.

Life’s A Beach For Newport’s Lynch

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A scintillating season on the beach where he achieved success both at home and abroad has propelled Newport’s Jake Lynch to the honour of Surf Sport Athlete of the Year at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence held in Sydney last weekend.

Smith Seals Youth Athlete Gong

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Umina’s Jemma Smith continues to make her presence felt on the surf sport scene achieving a number of spectacular results throughout the summer.

Freshwater First-Aiders Named Top Team

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a successful season for Freshwater Surf Life Saving Open First Aid team of Kelly Dobrow and Cheryl White whose undefeated campaign helped them to the Team of the Year award at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Wanda Mentor Named Top Coach

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Wanda’s Jock Campbell is taking the sport of distance beach running to new heights creating a culture of success at his beloved Bate Bay club and earning him the coveted title of Coach of the Year at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence last Saturday night.

Great Scott He’s A Top Official

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a highly successful and demanding year officiating at all levels for Wayne Scott, but his efforts paid off with the Red Rock-Corindi Member being crowned NSW Surf Sports Official of the Year.

Terrigal’s Lemmon Is Top Master

Wed 9 Aug 2017

In the future scientists wanting to develop the ideal water athlete would probably create someone very close to Paul Lemmon as the Terrigal Surf Lifesaver celebrated another successful season as the Masters Athlete of the Year.

Mona Vale’s Super Initiative

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Mona Vale’s desire to create competitive opportunities for children living with disabilities has been formally recognised at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence with the honour of Initiative of the Year.

Watts Named Top Administrator

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a busy year for the NSW Administrator of the year Patricia Watts who has been heavily involved across all aspects of Surf Life Saving at her club Shelly Beach on the state’s Central Coast.

Mid North Coast Has Team Spirit

Wed 9 Aug 2017

The Mid North Coast Member Services team have had a busy but successful summer as they work to deliver the best experience possible for all lifesavers throughout their local area.

Central Coast Program A Lesson In Beach Safety

Wed 9 Aug 2017

For almost 20 years the Central Coast Branch has been delivering an innovative and successful program to thousands of school students to help keep them safe while at the beach.

Wamberal Member Crowned Top Assessor

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a busy but productive summer on the beach for Wamberal’s Ramzy Fawzy who ended the 2016/17 with the title of NSW Assessor of the year.

Facilitator Award For Pacific Palms Lifesaver

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been an exceptionally busy summer for the 2017 for the NSW Facilitator of the Year Janne Moran who hails from Pacific Palms SLSC.

Hat Head’s Top Trainer

Wed 9 Aug 2017

As the NSW Trainer of the Year for 2017, Susan Croad is extremely dedicated to ensuring that frontline surf lifesavers have the skills and knowledge needed to be safe and deliver the best possible experience for beachgoers when they are out on patrol.

Lifesavers Scrub Up For Awards of Excellence

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Over 300 of the state’s finest surf lifesavers took time out away from the ocean on Saturday night to celebrate a successful season at a glittering ceremony in Sydney.

NSW Lifesavers Eye National Glory

Thu 3 Aug 2017

It’s expected to be a busy weekend of competition for the large contingent of NSW athletes who have their sights on success as they compete at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide from Friday.

NSW Youngsters Selected To Compete In NZ

Fri 28 Jul 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selections for the 2017 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team who will tour New Zealand in October.

Profile of the Month: Garry Meredith

Fri 28 Jul 2017

Our profile of the month for July is Garry Meredith from Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC. For over 36 years Garry has proudly worn the red and yellow and has proved to be a very dedicated and skilled Far North Coast surf lifesaver.

Vale Max Godbee OAM

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member Max Godbee OAM who had an illustrious 65 year career as a Yamba surf lifesaver as well as being a pillar of his beloved Clarence Valley community.

South Coast Lifesavers Receive NSW Award

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Surf lifesavers from Surf Rescue 50 (SR50) have been recognised with the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month award after saving the life of a rock fisherman near Kiama Downs on the state’s South Coast in June.

Finalists Announced For SLSNSW Awards

Wed 19 Jul 2017

It’s almost time to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteer surf lifesavers at the 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

NSW Announces Pool Rescue Team

Wed 19 Jul 2017

The state’s best pool rescue swimmers have been selected to compete at the 2017 Interstate Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide next month.

Lifesavers Dive For Glory At State Pool Champs

Mon 10 Jul 2017

It was a highly successful and enjoyable weekend in the pool for the lifesavers that competed at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Pool Rescue Champions at the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre in Sydney.

Profile of the Month: Naida Guy

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Our Profile of the Month for June is Naida Guy from Kiama Downs SLSC. The very proud surf lifesaver joined 22 years ago and in that time has performed a host of roles at the club, and almost as importantly, met her husband. Naida encourages everyone to dream big and never give up.

Woodward Set For Global Tilt

Thu 29 Jun 2017

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months in the surf and pool for Bradley Woodward who is racking up plenty of kilometres both in the air and at training with that trend set to continue as he prepares to jet off to Europe next month.

Trophy Joy For NSW Athletes

Tue 27 Jun 2017

NSW athletes continue to enjoy success on the world stage with the first state providing four members of the Australian Surf Life Saving team that successfully defended their Sanyo Bussan Cup win in Japan last weekend.

Newport Lifesavers Set For Foreign Adventure

Thu 22 Jun 2017

They won’t be on the beach but two surf lifesavers will be using the skills of and knowledge of a lifetime spent around the beach when they travel to East Timor next month on what promises to be a very special trip.

Kiama Downs Make It Six Straight

Mon 19 Jun 2017

It was a case of six of the best for Kiama Downs as the South Coast club powered home to claim their sixth consecutive NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series last weekend.

NSW Names Rubber Ducky Team

Fri 16 Jun 2017

There’s no question that speed will be the aim of the game when NSW surf lifesavers takes to the ocean at the Interstate Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships at Cudgen Headland SLSC next month.

Community Honours For Surf Lifesavers

Fri 16 Jun 2017

The influence of surf lifesavers in the wider community extends well beyond the beach and this has once again been acknowledged in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards announced on Monday.

NSW Surf Lifesavers Recognised At Parliament House

Thu 15 Jun 2017

There was a touch of summer to help shake off the winter blues in the nation’s capital on Thursday as surf lifesavers from two NSW clubs were formally recognised for their courageous rescue efforts earlier this year.

IRB Premiership Series Set For Big Finale

Tue 13 Jun 2017

As the final round of the NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series heads to Cape Hawke SLSC this weekend the overall title is set for its closest finish in recent years with just two points separating first and second in the standings.

Lifesavers Achieve Sport Awards

Thu 8 Jun 2017

Surf lifesavers from the North Coast of NSW have been recognised at the annual ClubsNSW North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) awards.

Lifeguards Focussed On Next Challenge

Thu 8 Jun 2017

As more than 360 Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) consign another successful season to the history books, the focus has already switched to the next challenge of ensuring that by the time season 2017/18 rolls around the ALS are ready to go.

Compassion Award for Hunter Lifesaver

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Hunter Branch CEO and committed lifesaver Rhonda Scruton has received the Building Stronger Communities Award at the Sports Chaplaincy Australia national awards in Melbourne on 31 May.

Kaz Makes Her Marks

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing has been part of the surf lifesaving sport calendar for decades, but this weekend is extra special for one Sydney Northern Beaches surf lifesaver.

Profile of the Month: Michael Bonnici

Wed 31 May 2017

Our Profile of the Month for May is Michael Bonnici from Wanda SLSC. At the ripe old age of 19, Michael has already made an outstanding contribution to the Surf Life Saving movement, which includes recently being announced as the U19 Lifesaver of the Year for the Sydney Branch.

Camden Haven Lifesavers Achieve State Recognition

Thu 25 May 2017

A superb team effort by a group of volunteer Surf Lifesavers who saved the life of a stranded mother in hazardous conditions on the state’s Mid North Coast last month have been formally recognised with the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month Award.

Vale John Dewey

Fri 19 May 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of SLSNSW and SLSA Life Member John Dewey.

NSW Youth Dominate National Selections

Fri 12 May 2017

An outstanding season by NSW athletes has been capped off with an amazing 16 athletes selected in the Australian Youth Life Saving Team Squad to have the chance to compete at next year’s Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide.

Surf Safety Vital for New Migrants

Fri 12 May 2017

Surf lifesavers treated new arrivals to Australia with a hands-on beach safety experience at Sydney’s Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club on Thursday.

National Volunteer Week Profile - Deb Rendall

Fri 12 May 2017

Avoca Beach SLSC member Deb Rendall became a surf lifesaver in 1999 thanks to her family who were involved in Nippers. Deb believes volunteering is a great way to meet new people and give back to the community which she does a lot of, and not just in the red and yellow uniform.

National Volunteer Week Profile - Donald Hay

Wed 10 May 2017

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we’ll be profiling our members to ask them about volunteering and why they give their time to wear the red and yellow uniform.

New Directors Join Board of SLSNSW

Tue 9 May 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed four new board members who were elected at the annual meeting on 6 May, 2017.

Profile of the Month: Tammy Cook

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Our Profile of the Month for April is Tammy Cook from Narrabeen Beach SLSC. Tammy is one of the coordinators of the highly successful ‘Narra Water Rats’ Youth Development Program and just this season celebrated 10 years as a surf lifesaver.

Broulee Surfers Win NSW Award

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Broulee Surfers SLSC has been awarded the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month after rescuing a heavily fatigued swimmer from a rip in late March 2017.

Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April after an action-packed and demanding season, which began back in September.

Vale Bill Goodman OAM

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Life Member, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Collaroy identity Mr William ‘Bill’ Goodman.

Junior Lifesavers Crowned NSW Best

Thu 13 Apr 2017

It’s been a memorable day for two young lifesavers who capped off their Nipper careers in impressive style by winning the Junior Lifesaver of the Year award (JLOTY) in Sydney on Thursday.

From Rivals To Friends; Surf Sport At Its Best

Fri 7 Apr 2017

There are many benefits to being involved in Surf Life Saving with skills for life and friendship chief among those. An incident at last month’s State Age Championships highlighted an outstanding act of sportsmanship between two rival competitors showcasing the very best of the movement.

Isaac’s Burning Ambition

Thu 6 Apr 2017

He was one of just two competitors from Burning Palms at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championship but for Isaac Chafei his experiences on the big stage only whetted his appetite for more.

Profile of the Month: Jerrad Allen

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Our profile of the month for March is Jerrad Allen from Pacific Palms SLSC. The Club Captain has been heavily involved with the Lower North Coast based club for the last six years after returning to the movement through his children. Jerrad has a strong passion for lifesaving that began back in the 1980s as a Nipper and he continues to give back through his time with a particular interest in training new members.

Cooks Hill SLSC Receives Rescue Award

Mon 27 Mar 2017

For the second time this season, Cooks Hill SLSC has won the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award thanks to the efforts of Mark Doherty who rescued a father and his two children at Bar Beach in February.

Lifesavers Return From Kiwi Exchange

Thu 23 Mar 2017

It was a successful trip for a group of dedicated NSW surf lifesavers who have recently returned from a five-day trip across the Tasman as part of the annual Lifesaving Exchange Program with some of New Zealand’s finest lifeguards.

Surf Safety Workshop A Success

Thu 23 Mar 2017

The highly successful Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) Beach Safety Work Shop was once again hosted by Toowoon Bay SLSC last weekend.

New Life Members Honoured At State Champs

Wed 22 Mar 2017

It was a day to remember at the recent NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Blacksmiths Beach for a group of distinguished lifesavers who were presented to the wider movement as the latest inductees of the exclusive club of State Life Members.

Swansea Belmont Sets Sights On Next Challenge

Fri 17 Mar 2017

As the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships fades into the sunset, the hardworking crew of Swansea Belmont SLSC can pause and reflect on a job well done.

Lifesaving Champs To Kick Off State Titles

Fri 24 Feb 2017

After an absence of 2,554 days, the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships returns to Blacksmiths Beach when the 2017 Lifesaving Championships get underway at Swansea Belmont SLSC from tomorrow

North Wollongong Lifesavers Achieve National and NSW Recognition

Wed 22 Feb 2017

North Wollongong SLSC has been awarded the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month after rescuing four beachgoers in early January 2017.

Illawarra Lifesavers Receive National Award

Thu 9 Feb 2017

Surf lifesavers from two Illawarra Surf Clubs were presented with their National Rescue of the Month awards on Thursday morning at Parliament House, Canberra.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Kalani Ives

Fri 3 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks tomorrow it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Georgia Gaddes

Fri 3 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks tomorrow it’s time to get to know the home town athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Sienna Lee

Fri 3 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks tomorrow it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Aneeka Reilly

Fri 3 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks tomorrow it’s time to get to know the home town athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Llewellyn Basset

Fri 3 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks tomorrow it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Lachlan Cabor

Thu 2 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

Lifesaving Exchange Teaches Valuable Lessons

Thu 2 Feb 2017

A group of committed young surf lifesavers spent time over the Australia Day period patrolling beaches outside their area as part of the state’s best networking and developing opportunity for aspiring leaders within our movement.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Miren Davies

Wed 1 Feb 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Lachie Harvey

Tue 31 Jan 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

2017 Stramit NSW Country Champs Profile: Chad Poland

Mon 30 Jan 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

NSW Surf Lifesavers in Australian Honours List

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Congratulations to all current and past members of Surf Life Saving in NSW who received Australia Day Honours. For many of the recipients it is a fitting public recognition of the significant contributions they have made to Surf Life Saving and their communities.

Profile of the Month – January 2017

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Port Macquarie SLSC brothers Eric and Peter Hammer are young lifesavers on the rise and have already earned the respect of their club for their commitment and maturity beyond their tender years. Eighteen-year-old Eric and 16-year-old Peter will both be competing at the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Championship and are well deserved nominees for Club Member of the Month.

Helensburgh Lifesavers Achieve National Recognition

Mon 23 Jan 2017

The quick and decisive action of a group of surf lifesavers from Helensburgh-Stanwell Park to rescue a stranded paraglider has been recognised at a national level with the group announced as National Rescue of Month Winner for November.

Iron Champ To Pass On Lessons To Next Gen Racers

Fri 13 Jan 2017

He’s been crowned the best Ironman over a series an incredible 9 times over a career already destined to be remembered as one of the greatest we have seen, and now Shannon Eckstein has set his eyes on encouraging the next generation of surf sport athletes.

Profile of the Month: Lee Howes

Tue 20 Dec 2016

Our Profile of the Month for December is Lee Howes from Newcastle SLSC. The talented surf lifesaver wears many hats serving as the Chief Training Officer and Events Coordinator at her club, while also claiming a bag of medals at State, Australian and International level.

Strong NSW Team Named For Interstate Champs

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Congratulations to the 24 elite athletes selected to compete for NSW at the 2017 Interstate Championships at Alexandra Headland SLSC on Friday 20 January.

Sydney Crowned Interbranch Champions

Wed 14 Dec 2016

Sydney has regained the NSW Interbranch Title ending the two-year stranglehold of fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches in the process finishing with just a 16 point buffer at The Lakes SLSC on the Central Coast last weekend.

Southern Athletes Shine At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Solid Performances from South and Far South Coast surf lifesavers at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships on the NSW Central Coast proved that they can more match it with the state’s best and that there are plenty of encouraging signs for the future of surf sport in the region.

Illawarra Happy With Interbranch Effort

Tue 13 Dec 2016

A sixth placed finish for the Illawarra Branch at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships was enough to give confidence that the region’s best surf sport athletes are on an upward trajectory.

Hunter Strong At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

A talented team of 40 Hunter athletes achieved their highest point score in recent memory last weekend at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC, but it wasn’t enough to end their 12-year quest for a podium finish.

Surf Athletes Impress At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

The best talent from Mid and Lower North Coast Branches were on show last weekend at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC.

North Coast Athletes Impress At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Representative surf athletes from the North Coast and Far North Coast teams enjoyed a bright start to summer over the weekend as they showcased their skills at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

Podium Finish For Central Coast

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Central Coast has again shown they have some of the best surf athletes in NSW with another outstanding performance at the 2016 Interbranch Championships over the weekend at The Lakes SLSC.

Sydney Claim Interbranch Title

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Sydney Branch has won the Interbranch Championships from their fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches after a very tense final day of competition at The Lakes SLSC.

Sydney Hold Narrow Lead At Interbranch

Sat 10 Dec 2016

It's just 29 points that separate Sydney and Sydney Northern Beaches heading into the final day of competition of the 2016 Interbranch Championships at The Lakes SLSC.

Busy Summer Predicted For Southern Lifeguards

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Sporting their distinctive red uniform, lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will be hard to miss on beaches across Shoalhaven and the Bega Valley when they resume patrolling duties later this month. However, before they reach that point they will be put through their paces to ensure they enter the summer season in peak physical condition.

Lifesavers Sign Off On Beach To Bush

Mon 5 Dec 2016

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 6,000 country students taking part in a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

Nauru Lifeguards Making Their Mark

Sat 3 Dec 2016

It’s a long way from Nauru to Bondi Beach; over 4000 kilometres as the crow flies, but over the last fortnight a team of lifeguards from the tiny island nation have been in NSW perfecting their skills in an historic visit.

National Recognition For Central Coast Lifesavers

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Two Central Coast surf lifesavers got a taste of Canberra on Thursday when they were presented with the National Rescue of the Month award for September at a special ceremony in the nation’s capital.

Life’s A Beach For Talented Runners

Wed 30 Nov 2016

Usain Bolt might be nearing retirement but the journey for the next generation of Australian beach athletes is just beginning as they were put through their paces at a special training clinic in Newport last weekend.

Profile of the Month: Donald Allan

Tue 29 Nov 2016

Our Profile of the Month for November is Donald Allan from Towradgi SLSC. During his four decades in Surf Life Saving Don has played an influential role in teaching his fellow lifesavers skills as the Trainer and Assessor of his club, served at branch level, been heavily involved in all aspects of lifesaving, and was honoured with NSW Life Membership in 2010.

Vale Albert Moseley

Sun 27 Nov 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Life Member, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Cronulla identity Mr Albert Moseley.

Young Lifesavers Learn To Lead

Thu 24 Nov 2016

Two dozen keen young surf lifesavers gathered in Sydney last week for an exciting and innovative program that improves their leadership skills and helped connect them with likeminded peers from around the state.

Local Lifeguards Head Back To School

Wed 23 Nov 2016

The beaches of the Port Macquarie/Hastings area aren’t the only places where local lifeguards will make their presence felt in the lead-up to another busy summer.

Beach Development Athletes Selected

Wed 23 Nov 2016

Congratulations to the 29 athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Beach Development Clinic.

Lifesavers Swap Patrol Caps For The Classroom

Tue 22 Nov 2016

Thousands of NSW country primary school students will this week get a taste of the beach from the perspective of a real lifesaver without having to leave the comfort of their classroom.

Quick Thinking Lifesaver Earns NSW Award

Fri 18 Nov 2016

An off-duty Cooks Hill lifesaver who saved a woman washed off rocks at the northern end of Bar Beach has been recognised with the honour of the NSW Rescue of the Month Award for October.

Northern NSW Lifeguards Prepared For Testing Summer

Fri 18 Nov 2016

Beachgoers across the Far North Coast can be confident that the men and women from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) charged with keeping them safe over summer will be in top condition when they hit the beach for the peak patrolling season beginning next month.

Talented Water Athletes Put Through Paces

Tue 15 Nov 2016

With summer just around the corner a group of 28 of the state’s emerging water athletes ramped up their preparation for the new season at the 2016 Senior Performance Academy last weekend.

The Rise And Rise Of Nadi Canning

Fri 4 Nov 2016

The dream run of results in 2016 has continued for Cudgen Headland’s Nadi Canning with success over the short course of the Coolangatta Gold adding to her exceptional medal haul of 25 across major championships for the popular and well respected club member but as Andrea Malm discovers Canning is no overnight sensation.

Vale Ken Leonard

Mon 31 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of State Life Member and former Sydney Northern Beaches stalwart Ken Leonard over the weekend.

Worth his Weight In Gold

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member and North Narrabeen identity William “Billy” Worth OAM earlier this week following a period of ill-health.

Profile of the Month: Trish Watts

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Our Profile of the Month for October is Trish Watts from Shelly Beach SLSC. The hard working Director of Administration and U7 Age Manager has been involved in Surf Life Saving since 1991. Trish has a passion for member and youth retention and is motivated to make Shelly Beach the best surf club it can be.

CPR Effort Earns National And NSW Award

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Two Central Coast surf lifesavers have been recognised with the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award after resuscitating a baby last month at Ettalong Beach.

NSW Lifesavers Recognised at National Awards

Sun 23 Oct 2016

The state’s dedicated volunteers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number NSW surf lifesavers winning awards at the 2016 SLSA Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

Development Networking Program Participants Announced

Thu 20 Oct 2016

Congratulations to the 24 enthusiastic surf lifesavers who have been selected for the 2016 Development Networking Program to be held in Sydney next month.

Athletes Ready For Performance Academy

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Congratulations to the 29 athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Senior Performance Academy to be held next month at the Sydney Academy of Sport.

Sydney Wet ‘n’ Wild Nippers Primed For Super Season

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Sydney’s most innovative Nipper Program is back for a fourth season this weekend when over 100 aspiring youngsters will suit up at Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney for a program that promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Be Part of Surf Club Open Day This Sunday

Wed 12 Oct 2016

This Sunday 16 October, Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state will be inviting the public to take a look inside and see what being part of a surf club is all about.

Medals Galore For NSW At NZ Champs

Tue 11 Oct 2016

National pride was on the line last weekend as NSW's most gifted Under 18 Pool Rescue athletes battled it out against New Zealand's best surf lifesavers at the 2016 New Zealand Pool Championships.

Young Athletes Put Through Their Paces

Fri 7 Oct 2016

While their peers are relaxing during the school holiday break, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors traded books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills and give an early insight into the life of an elite surf sport athlete.

Young Pool Guns Ready To Take On Kiwis

Wed 5 Oct 2016

After packing the essential swimmers, goggles, training equipment and passports, the NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team even had room in their luggage for optimism as they gathered at Sydney International Airport on Wednesday morning for their flight to New Zealand.

Coogee Rebuilds After Mother Nature’s Fury

Sun 2 Oct 2016

For over a century the Coogee clubhouse has stood prominently on the rock platform at the southern end of the iconic Sydney beach…Solid, immovable, weathering the worst that Mother Nature had to offer.

Profile of the Month: William Vaughan-Smith

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Our Profile of the Month for September is William Vaughan-Smith from Bermagui SLSC. The 20-year-old joined Surf Life Saving three seasons ago for the chance to socialise with his peers. It proved to be a fruitful decision as he has become heavily involved with the movement, which culminated in being awarded the title of Far South Coast Lifesaver of the Year for 2016.

Life’s Never Boarding For Far North Coast Lifesaver

Wed 28 Sep 2016

A chance visit to the island of Boracay in the Philippines back in 2013 as part of the Festival of the Wind Lifesaving Competition sparked a passion for helping develop the skills of lifesavers internationally for one North Coast club member.

Lifeguards Return To NSW Beaches

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Beachgoers looking to take advantage of a warm start to spring will be able to enjoy a swim at a patrolled beach thanks to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who will shortly be resuming patrols at beaches around NSW.

Narooma Athlete Opens Up On Season Goals

Wed 21 Sep 2016

It is fair to say that last season was a mixed bag for Narooma’s Joe Halsey. The talented beach runner was coming off a triple gold medal effort at the 2015 NSW Country Championships at Mollymook, became a nominee for NSW Surf Sports Athlete of the Year, and also endured a frustrating injury.

From Scotts Head To Canberra, Lifesavers Win National Award

Fri 16 Sep 2016

Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC were presented with their distinguished National Rescue of the Month award for the May/June period on Thursday at Canberra’s Parliament House.

Athletes Set For Junior Development Academy

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the athletes selected for the 2016 Junior Development Academy to be held at Sydney Academy of Sport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches next month.

Lifesavers Sweep Back To School

Fri 9 Sep 2016

Over the next three weekends, surf lifesavers will be going back to school to gain an understanding of the skills required to sweep a surfboat.

North Coast Lifeguards To Be Put Through Paces

Fri 9 Sep 2016

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, Lifeguards from across the NSW North Coast are gearing up for another busy season with their annual proficiency skills testing this weekend.

Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

Thu 8 Sep 2016

It might say spring on the calendar, but lifeguards operating in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region will get their first taste of summer this weekend when they are put through their paces at their annual proficiency and induction day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Profile of the Month: Robert Readman

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Our Profile of the Month for July is Robert Readman from Cabarita Beach SLSC. Rob is the Chief Training Officer for his local club and was recently announced as a Trainer of the Year finalist for the 2016 Awards of Excellence. A latecomer to the Surf Life Saving family joining just three seasons ago, Rob has had an enormous impact on the movement.

2016 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development Team Announced

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selections for the 2016 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team who will tour New Zealand in October.

Luck Of The Irish As Lifesavers Honoured For Daring Kayak Rescue

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Surf lifesavers from Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC who braved the East Coast Low in June to rescue a stranded kayaker have been awarded the prestigious National and State Rescue of the Month for their efforts.

NSW Clubs Enjoy National IRB Success

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The 2016 IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) racing season concluded on the weekend at Mollymook Beach in spectacular fashion with a host of NSW clubs enjoying success at the season-ending Australian Titles.

2016 NSW Pool Rescue Team Announced

Thu 21 Jul 2016

Congratulations and best of luck to all members selected in the 2016 SLSNSW Pool Interstate Team to compete at the Surf Life Saving Interstate Pool Rescue Championships from 5-7 August.

NSW IRB Athletes Out To Make Their Mark

Thu 21 Jul 2016

After a winter of thrilling races during the Premiership Series and at the State Championships, IRB crews from all around NSW will be seeking glory when they return to Mollymook SLSC this weekend for the season ending Interstate and Australian Championships.

Vietnam Nippers Visit Hailed A Success

Tue 19 Jul 2016

It was a holiday with a difference for a group of Cudgen Headland Nippers and their parents who recently got to demonstrate their skills and knowledge about water safety to an enthusiastic audience in Vietnam.

2016 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is preparing to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2016 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Three Clubs, 60 Summers, Lifetime Of Memories

Thu 7 Jul 2016

It’s a universal truth that all good things eventually do come to an end and after 60 summers of patrolling the beaches of Coogee, Collaroy and Crowdy Head the time has come for John Ward to hang up his lifesaving cap.

Clubbie Profile June: Ava del Tufo

Thu 30 Jun 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for June is Ava del Tufo from Mollymook SLSC. The inspirational 17 year old only just last week was elected School Captain and plays a vital role in the development of young surf lifesavers at her club by having her own peer mentoring program called Big Fish, Little Fish.

Clubbies Make Connections At Development Program

Thu 16 Jun 2016

A group of 14 clubbies from around the state, and new to Surf Life Saving gathered in Sydney during the Long Weekend as part of the second ever Beyond My Club 26+ Development Program.

Lifesavers Honoured in Queen’s Birthday Awards

Tue 14 Jun 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to congratulate a number of current or former members who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Cronulla Family Has Salt Water In Veins

Thu 2 Jun 2016

When Hon Cronulla SLSC Secretary Paul Larssen earned his long service status during the 2015/16 season he became the most recent member of his salt water loving family to reach the milestone.

Clubbie Profile May: Ethan Garland

Fri 27 May 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for May is Ethan Garland from North Cronulla SLSC. The talented youngster has recently been selected to compete for the Australian Youth Life Saving Team in The Netherlands at Rescue 2016 later in the year. We wish Ethan and his fellow teammates the best of luck!

North Bondi Win National And NSW Award

Fri 27 May 2016

North Bondi SLSC has won their second National and NSW Rescue of the Month award in as many seasons after successfully rescuing a group of ocean swimmers in April.

26 + Development Program Participants Named

Thu 26 May 2016

Fourteen committed club members from nine branches have been selected to participate in the second ever development program aimed at providing networking opportunities for those aged above 26 and new to the lifesaving family.

Surf Life Saving NSW Welcomes New President

Fri 20 May 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed two new faces to its Board and has paid tribute to outgoing President Tony Haven AM and Surf Sports Director Michael Bate for their contribution to the organisation over many years.

“It Just Gets In Your Blood” – Windang Clubbie’s Love Of Lifesaving

Wed 18 May 2016

It was love that first introduced Windang Life Member Kaye Norris to the world of lifesaving, and as she celebrates the conclusion of her 25th patrolling summer it is also love that keeps bringing her back.

National Volunteer Week: Glenn Clarke

Fri 13 May 2016

Our final National Volunteer Week profile is Glenn Clarke from The Entrance SLSC. Glenn was awarded the prestigious Volunteer of the Year at the 2014/15 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence.

National Volunteer Week: Paul Sharpe

Fri 13 May 2016

Our fourth National Volunteer Week profile is Paul Sharpe from Umina SLSC. Sharpey is the Club President and has played a key role as part of the organising committee for the State Championships over the last four years.

National Volunteer Week: Steven Kudzius

Wed 11 May 2016

Our third National Volunteer Week profile is Steven Kudzius from Fingal Rovers SLSC. Steven is in his first season of being the club President and believes volunteering is the key to living happily.

National Volunteer Week: Mike Le Geyt

Tue 10 May 2016

Our second profile to celebrate National Volunteer Week is Mike Le Geyt from South Curl Curl SLSC. Mike is the Chief Training Officer and is an Assessor for the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch.

National Volunteer Week 2016

Mon 9 May 2016

National Volunteer Week starts today and Surf Life Saving NSW would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to those who selflessly volunteer their time to protect the community.

Clubbie Profile April: Tracey Hare-Boyd

Fri 29 Apr 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for April is Tracey Hare-Boyd from North Steyne SLSC. The former President of the club currently holds many positions including the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Member Services Director and Duty Officer and she is also a SurfCom Advisor.

Thank You From Our Board Of Directors

Wed 27 Apr 2016

SLSNSW President, Tony Haven AM and SLSNSW Director of Lifesaving, John Restuccia would like to say thank you on behalf of the Board to surf lifesavers across NSW for their efforts throughout the 2015/16 season.

Coffs Harbour Clubbies Honoured For Rescue Efforts

Fri 22 Apr 2016

A group of surf lifesavers from Coffs Harbour involved in the attempted rescue and resuscitation of two swimmers off North Wall Beach in the state’s north have been recognised for their efforts with the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month award for March 2016.

Water Safety Workshop Proves A Hit

Tue 19 Apr 2016

Over 60 people from the Chinese community recently had a first class introduction to beach safety at a special workshop at Toowoon Bay on the state’s Central Coast.

Junior Lifesavers of The Year Announced

Thu 14 Apr 2016

Two young lifesavers have capped off their Nipper careers in grand style by taking out the Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award (JLOTY) in Sydney on Thursday.

Next Gen Leaders Are Sydney Bound

Fri 8 Apr 2016

A group of dedicated young lifesavers will cast aside their school books as they prepare to meet other likeminded people from all around the State for a unique development opportunity on Sydney’s Northern Beaches next week.

Clubbie Profile March: Jasmine Davis

Thu 31 Mar 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of March is Jasmine Davis from Crowdy Head SLSC. Jasmine has been selected to participate in next month's Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop and is also the Age Manager for the U6s at the Lower North Coast club.

North Steyne and Manly Lifesavers Win National Rescue Award

Wed 30 Mar 2016

The combined efforts of lifesavers from North Steyne and Manly have been recognised with the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month awards. The Sydney Northern Beaches trio revived a female swimmer who had been brought back to shore unconscious after being rescued by local boardriders.

Lifesavers Learn Kiwi Lessons

Tue 22 Mar 2016

A group of NSW clubbies recently returned from across the ditch after gaining valuable knowledge at the annual lifesaving exchange with some of New Zealand’s finest lifesavers with the trio now inspired to take the lessons learned back to their respective clubs.

Beach Safety Program Finishes Third Season

Mon 21 Mar 2016

The Sydney Wet’n’Wild Nippers have said goodbye to the wave pool for another year after finishing the third season of the program with a carnival at the iconic amusement park on Sunday.

Milestone Man Norm Makes Coogee History

Mon 21 Mar 2016

One Coogee club member recently had plenty to celebrate becoming the longest serving member in the rich history of the proud Sydney club.

Bronte Olympian Hits the Surf

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Jarrod Poort is a name you may not be familiar with in Surf Life Saving circles, however that could change after this weekend’s NSW Surf Life Saving Championships where the young Olympian will be competing for Bronte SLSC.

Open Competitors Primed For State Champs

Tue 8 Mar 2016

Over 4000 of the state’s best surf sport athletes will make their way to Ocean Beach- Umina from Wednesday for the start of the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters and Open Championships for what promises to be a barnstorming five days of competition.

NSW Clubs Receive National Awards

Thu 3 Mar 2016

Three NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs were presented with their National Rescue of the Month awards this morning at Parliament House in Canberra.

YOM Workshop Participants Named

Wed 2 Mar 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Opportunity Makers (YOM) participants who will travel to Sydney next month to attend this innovative networking opportunity

Lifesaving Eyes in the Sky

Tue 1 Mar 2016

Surf Life Saving is entering a new era of innovation as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are set to be trialled in NSW for search and rescue, emergency response and shark spotting activities.

Clubbie Profile February: George Fowler

Fri 26 Feb 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of February is George Fowler from Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC. George will be the oldest competitor at the 2016 State Championships at the ripe old age of 78 and just last week was honoured by his club naming a surf boat after him.

JLOTY Finalists Announced

Wed 24 Feb 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to congratulate the following young lifesavers who were successful in being named branch winners in the prestigious Junior Lifesaver of the Year awards for 2016.

Avoca Beach Win NSW Award For Mass Rescue

Fri 19 Feb 2016

A mass rescue effort of two families who smashed onto rocks by a rogue wave at Avoca Beach on Australia Day earned a group of local Lifesavers the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month for January.

Cudgen Mentor Celebrates 20 Years

Wed 10 Feb 2016

The 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships were the 20th consecutive Country event for Cudgen Headland SLSC Youth Coach Phil Klein.

Heather’s Marathon Journey Complete

Thu 4 Feb 2016

Jules Verne dreamed about travelling the world in 80 days, but Coogee’s Heather Hawkins did it in just seven! The mother-of-two and proud surf lifesaver recently completed her toughest challenge yet when she successfully finished the World Marathon Challenge last Saturday.

Country Champs Profile: Jayden Allen

Wed 3 Feb 2016

With the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway this Saturday it is time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

Lifesavers Enjoy Successful Exchange

Tue 2 Feb 2016

Some of the state’s most talented young lifesavers have recently returned from an exciting network and development opportunity held during the recent Australia Day Weekend.

Bulli Surf Lifesavers Win National And State Award

Mon 1 Feb 2016

The courageous efforts by a patrol team from Bulli SLSC to rescue six swimmers who had been dragged 100 metres out to sea last month have seen the club win the National and NSW Rescue of the Month.

Clubbie Profile January: Michael Mottley

Fri 29 Jan 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of January is Michael Mottley from Caves Beach SLSC. This dedicated surf lifesaver is the Director of Lifesaving and a Duty Officer for the Hunter Branch and just last night was honoured with an Emergency Management Award by his local electorate, Shortland.

Lifesavers Recognised In Aussie Honours List

Thu 28 Jan 2016

It was an Australia Day to remember for a number of outstanding members from the Surf Life Saving community who have been acknowledged for years of dedication to the movement with recognition in the Australian honours list.

Batemans Bay Usher In New Clubhouse

Thu 28 Jan 2016

It was an Australia Day to celebrate for Surf Lifesavers from Batemans Bay SLSC with the Far South Coast club officially unveiling their revamped clubhouse.

Brunswick Clubbie To Patrol 129 Beaches

Wed 20 Jan 2016

An idea that arose from attending the 2014/15 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop has inspired Brunswick SLSC surf lifesaver, Sam Atkins, to patrol at every NSW Surf Life Saving Club.

Afghan Community Visit Woonona SLSC

Tue 19 Jan 2016

They hail from a country more famous for its deserts than its oceans, and many were making their first visit to a beach, but the members of Sydney’s Afghan community who took the water under the watchful eyes of Woonona lifesavers on Saturday handled it with aplomb.

Heather’s Marathon Challenge

Fri 15 Jan 2016

After conquering the biting cold of the North Pole in 2015 to win the woman’s division of the world’s most unique marathon, Coogee clubbie Heather Hawkins has set her sights on her most difficult challenge yet.

Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Beachin’ Experience

Tue 12 Jan 2016

Over 100 enthusiastic youngsters from the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Program descended on Manly Beach on Sunday for their first official visit to the coast since becoming the state's most unique surf education program three seasons ago.

Wamberal Clubbie Awarded National Rescue of the Month

Tue 5 Jan 2016

A clubbie who rescued two teenage girls off Wamberal Beach on the state’s Central Coast has been awarded the National Rescue of the Month for November after earlier claiming NSW honours.

Clubbie Profile December: Samantha Law

Wed 23 Dec 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of December is Samantha Law from Broulee Surfers and North Wollongong SLSCs. Samantha recently competed for the Far South Coast at the 2015 Interbranch Championships is one of the lucky few to be working for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Central Coast Make Top Three At Interbranch

Wed 16 Dec 2015

Central Coast Surf Life Saving Branch’s strongest 40 athletes headed to Cape Hawke on the Lower North Coast last weekend to push their claim as the best team outside of Sydney.

Callum Hawkins Scales The Himalayas

Wed 16 Dec 2015

Callum Hawkins is a highly qualified lifesaver at Coogee Beach and lifeguard at Wileys Baths, but his most recent adventure had the 20-year-old swapping the sand for the snow.

Hunter Branch Push For Podium

Wed 16 Dec 2015

Hunter made their mark at the 2015 Interbranch Championships over the weekend at Cape Hawke on the Lower North Coast, with a host of athletes producing outstanding results.

Illawarra Blitz Beach Events At Interbranch

Tue 15 Dec 2015

Illawarra’s strong team of 40 athletes made their mark on the 2015 Interbranch Championships at Cape Hawke on the weekend, finishing sixth behind Country Champions Far North Coast.

Athletes Strive At Interbranch Champs

Tue 15 Dec 2015

The South and Far South Coast Branch teams showed their true colours over the weekend at Cape Hawke, exceeding expectations at the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships.

Athletes Exceed At Interbranch

Tue 15 Dec 2015

Mid North and Lower North Coast finished their Interbranch campaigns in 9th and 11th spot respectively. The weekend’s performance from both branches was an insight into what the future holds for their surf sport teams.

Encouraging Signs For North Coast

Tue 15 Dec 2015

It has been described as one of their best performances at Interbranch level in recent years, and now North Coast surf athletes are keen to ride this sense of optimism into what promises to be a highly competitive season.

Country Cup Secured For Far North Coast Branch

Tue 15 Dec 2015

After two days of intense competition at the 2015 Interbranch Carnival at Cape Hawke, Forster the Far North Coast’s best surf athletes could afford to relax. They had after all just secured the country cup for a third straight year.

Back To Back Interbranch Titles for SNB

Sun 13 Dec 2015

The tri-colours have gone back-to-back Interbranch champions increasing their margin throughout the final days' events to finish on top by a staggering 70 points ahead of Sydney.

NSW Interstate Team Announced

Sun 13 Dec 2015

Congratulations to the 24 NSW athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Interstate Championships to be held at Torquay, Victoria on Friday 8 January.

SNB Branch Lead After Day One

Sat 12 Dec 2015

Sydney Northern Beaches are on top after an exciting start to the 2015 Interbranch Championships, leading Sydney by 66 points going into tomorrow’s team events.

Interbranch Champs Revamped

Wed 9 Dec 2015

An elite team of representatives from each of the 11 Surf Life Saving Branches from this Saturday will be journeying to Cape Hawke on the state’s Lower North Coast for an intense weekend of competition.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Head Back To School

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

Woolgoolga Lifesavers Spread Surf Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with two volunteer lifesavers from Woolgoolga helping to spread the surf safety message to hundreds of country kids.

Lifesaver Law Spreads Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers with a Far South Coast lifesaver helping to spread the word to kids in Goulburn.

Far North Coast Lifesaver Spreads Surf Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers, with one local lifesaver enjoying a very special trip.

Coast Lifesavers Take Surf Safety Message Bush

Fri 4 Dec 2015

“We’re here to keep you safe at the beach” – that’s the message a group of Central Coast Surf Lifesavers were keen to pass on to school students in rural NSW during the annual Beach to Bush educational tour late last month.

Award Winning Nippers Program Set For Third Season

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers program is back for its third season with more than 220 enthusiastic youngsters ready to tackle the wave pool this Sunday.

Fingal Rovers SLSC Awarded National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Wed 2 Dec 2015

Fingal Rovers SLSC lifesavers have been awarded National and NSW Rescue of the Month for October after rescuing a female swimmer who entered the water to save the life of a young boy who had been swept from rocks. Subsequently, the boy was safely brought to shore.

Beach To Bush A Stunning Success

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

Far South Coast Inclusion Grant Recipients Named

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Pambula and Merimbula beaches on the state’s picturesque Far South Coast are aiming to become more inclusive environments after a number of local businesses and community groups were recently announced as recipients of funding through the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant Program.

Newcastle Inclusion Grant Recipients Named

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Nobbys and Newcastle beaches will aim to become more inclusive environments after a number of local businesses and community groups were announced as recipients of the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant Program on Friday.

Community Inclusion Grant Recipients Named

Fri 27 Nov 2015

A crowd of more than 60 people representing business groups, disability support services, and the Surf Life Saving community gathered at North Bondi Surf Club on Friday for the announcement of the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant recipients.

Schoolies Urged To Be Beach Safe

Fri 27 Nov 2015

As NSW Schoolies celebrations are about to begin, Surf Life Saving NSW is urging partying teens to make their visit to the beach a safe one.

Clubbie Profile November: Jordan Smith

Fri 27 Nov 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of November is Jordan Smith from Ocean Beach SLSC. Jordan has been a surf lifesaver for five years and has recently been appointed Manager of the Central Coast Branch Youth Programs.

New Life Members; A Snap Shot

Thu 26 Nov 2015

With a combined total of over 300 years of experience in Surf Life Saving and involvement in areas as diverse as coaching, administrating, competing and education this year's new State Life Members all boast impressive resumes.

Members Honoured For Lifetime Achievements

Thu 26 Nov 2015

The old adage that seven is a lucky number proved true for seven of the state’s long-standing lifesavers after they were recently awarded Life Membership of Surf Life Saving NSW.

School's In For South Coast Lifeguards

Thu 26 Nov 2015

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s south, the lifeguard class of 2015 will head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

North Coast Lifeguards Head Back to School

Tue 24 Nov 2015

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2015 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

Lifesavers Go Bush For Surf Safety

Fri 20 Nov 2015

Thousands of NSW country primary school students will get a taste of the beach next week without having to leave the comfort of their classroom.

International Experts Gather For Drowning Conference

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Researchers, academics, and members of the international life saving community returned this week from a significant conference on drowning prevention in Penang, Malaysia where Surf Life Saving’s efforts in preventative strategies were highly regarded.

Club Forum Hailed A Success

Mon 9 Nov 2015

Dedicated clubbies from around the state spent the weekend at an innovative forum where they discussed the future of Surf Life Saving and ways they could ensure their clubs are sustainable in the long term.

Sydney Students Gain Beach Safety Knowledge

Mon 2 Nov 2015

A group of high schoolers from Sydney’s West will get firsthand experience of surf safety at Wollongong’s North Beach from this week thanks to an innovative community education program.

Clubbie Profile October: Les Pepper

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of October is Les Pepper from Woolgoolga SLSC. Les has been a surf lifesaver for almost 30 years and the President of the club for more than 15 years. Les recently received Life Membership of the North Coast Branch.

Development Network Program Participants Announced

Tue 27 Oct 2015

Congratulations to the 27 enthusiastic surf lifesavers who have been selected for the Development Network Program to be held on 20-22 November.

Successful Night for NSW Lifesavers

Mon 26 Oct 2015

The state’s dedicated lifesavers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number of our members claiming awards at the 2015 SLSA Awards of Excellence at a ceremony in Sydney on Saturday.

Bellambi Enjoys National Recognition

Mon 26 Oct 2015

An innovative community education program has earned a small Illawarra Surf Life Saving Club national recognition at Australian Lifesaving’s Night of Nights.

ALS Lifeguard Wins NSW Rescue Of The Month

Thu 15 Oct 2015

A dramatic rescue of two teenagers in heavy conditions at Angels Beach on the NSW Far North Coast last month has earned Saul Duran a lifeguard with the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month Award for September.

Top Water Athletes Gather In The Tweed

Thu 15 Oct 2015

Over 30 of the state’s top surf sport athletes will be put through their paces in a gruelling three-day program at the Surf Australia High Performance Centre located at Casuarina on the NSW Tweed Coast from Friday.

Be Part Of Surf Club Open Day This Sunday

Tue 13 Oct 2015

Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state will be welcoming the public on Sunday 18 October to provide an inside look into what being a part of a surf club is all about.

Myanmar Refugee Gets Taste Of Nipper Life

Tue 13 Oct 2015

For hundreds of excited youngsters Sunday marked a first enthusiastic foray into the world of lifesaving. Amid the splashes, cheers, and races on Bellambi Beach was one child who has followed a very different path to become a 2015 Nipper.

Young Gun Surfer Barrels Towards Dreams

Tue 6 Oct 2015

Some people are just born to be in the water. It is apparent in their every move, a connection to the environment that can be hard to explain but is always there. Teenage Central Coast surfer Macy Callaghan certainly possesses this indefinable quality in spades, and is hoping that her background in Surf Life Saving can ultimately propel her to the heady heights of the professional tour.

NSW Pool Rescue Team Impress In NZ

Tue 6 Oct 2015

New South Wales’ most promising Under 18 pool rescue athletes have made their mark on the 2015 New Zealand Pool Championships, bringing home 27 medals.

Sydney Clubbie Hangs Up the Patrol Cap

Thu 1 Oct 2015

When the flags were raised on the 2015/16 season late last month a mainstay of the Sydney lifesaving scene was absent for the first time since 1984.

Clubbie Profile September: Julien Vincent

Wed 30 Sep 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the Month of September is Julien Vincent from Coogee SLSC. At 210cm tall, the 2015 Young Lifesaver of The Year is a familiar presence on the beach throughout summer. Julien’s stature mirrors the strength of skills and experience this young lifesaver holds after more than a decade in Surf Life Saving.

Young Blues Ready To Take On Kiwis

Wed 30 Sep 2015

A group of the state’s most talented teenage pool rescue athletes have left Australian shores today bound for New Zealand where they will put their skills to the test against some of the Kiwi’s finest.

2015 SLSNSW Performance Academy Athletes Selected

Tue 29 Sep 2015

The 2015 SLSNSW Performance Academy, previously known as the High Performance Camp is open to ski, board, swim and pool athletes from U15 to Open's and will be held from 16-18 October 2015 at the elite Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina.

South Maroubra Start Season Winning National and NSW Award

Tue 29 Sep 2015

South Maroubra lifesavers have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for July/August after rescuing a fisherman who had broken their leg after falling off rocks at Malabar Headland on 9 August 2015.

Hunter Athletes Strong At Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Development Academy Camp, previously known as the Talented Athlete Program is for athletes aged 12-14 across all eleven branches who have demonstrated potential in any of the water disciplines.

Lower North Coast Strives At Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The Lower North Coast's future is looking bright when it comes to young surf lifesavers. Patrick Moses from Taree-Old Bar SLSC represented the branch at last week’s Surf Life Saving NSW camp.

North Coast Youngsters Shine at Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The North Coast Branch is in safe hands this season with four of their athletes taking time out of their school holidays to polish up on their surf sports skills.

Sydney Athletes Show Promise At Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

Sydney Branch’s future looks bright as a number of surf sports athletes make the most of their time at the Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Development Academy Camp last week.

Top Junior Athletes Mix With State’s Best

Mon 28 Sep 2015

Distance proved no barrier for a number of emerging surf sport athletes from across the Far South Coast who made the journey to Sydney for a state-wide development camp last week.

South Coast Athlete Mixes With State’s Best

Mon 28 Sep 2015

Warilla-Barrack Point has a tradition of producing some of the state’s finest surf sport athletes, with young-gun Kasey Ashburner joining the ranks after being selected to attend a state-wide development camp in Sydney last week.

Illawarra Surf Lifesavers Among State’s Best

Mon 28 Sep 2015

A talented group of emerging surf athletes from across the Illawarra traded books for swimmers and goggles at an annual state-wide camp in Sydney last week.

Central Coast Athletes Shine At Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

School uniforms were out and swimmers and goggles were in as a handful of emerging Central Coast surf sport athletes were put through their paces at the annual development camp in Sydney last week.

Bright Future For Mid North Coast Rookies

Mon 28 Sep 2015

Surf Sport on the Mid North Coast appears to be in safe hands after a group of talented junior athletes were put through their paces at a state-wide development camp in Sydney last week.

Future Looks Bright For Far North Coast Surf Sports

Mon 28 Sep 2015

School uniforms were out and swimmers and goggles are in for a handful of the most talented surf sport athletes from the Far North Coast who attended a state wide development camp in Sydney last week.

Youngsters Prove Themselves At Development Camp

Fri 25 Sep 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young surf sport stars have been perfecting their skills at the NSW Junior Development Academy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the holidays.

Young Athletes Set To Shine

Wed 23 Sep 2015

While their peers are enjoying the school holiday break, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors will from today trade books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills and introduce them to the lifestyle of an elite athlete.

North Bondi’s Taliano Crowned Top Lifesaver

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Rosemarie Taliano’s pride and dedication to the Surf Life Saving Movement were recognised at the Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday with the North Bondi clubbieclaiming the prestigious Lifesaver of the Year honours.

The Entrance Clubbie Named Top Volunteer

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Saturday’s Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proved to be a night to remember for The Entrance’s Glenn Clarke who was honoured for his long-standing commitment to the movement with the Volunteer of the Year award.

Top Prize For Cudgen Headland

Mon 31 Aug 2015

The decision to commit to the “one club, one governance” strategy almost three years ago has paid off for Cudgen Headland with the Tweed Based Club capping a fine season with Club of the Year honours at the Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.

Sydney Northern Beaches Named Top Branch

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Looking to the future and securing the present paid off handsomely for Sydney Northern Beaches Branch after they were crowned Branch of The Year at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday night.

Walsh Crowned Top Lifeguard

Mon 31 Aug 2015

In many ways Ken Walsh lives for the ocean. When he’s not fulfilling his responsibilities as lifeguard supervisor for the Shoalhaven Shire he’s helping out his club Mollymook in any way he can. Now his dedication has been acknowledged with the affable Walsh crowned NSW Lifeguard of the Year.

Cronulla Clubbie’s Top Rescue

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Richard Garnsey’s effort to rescue three people in two separate incidents at Cronulla last December was recognised with the Rescue of the Year award at the 2015 Awards of Excellence.

Vincent Crowned Top Young Lifesaver

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Julien Vincent is a familiar face patrolling multiple Sydney beaches, and now his impressive contribution to his club has been recognised by him being awarded The Young Lifesaver of the Year for 2015.

Young Nippers Earn Recognition

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Brianna Clarkson (Brunswick), and Reed van Huisstede (Cooks Hill) capped of their Nipper careers in style by winning the title of Junior Lifesavers of the Year and were presented their awards at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Newport’s Herring Named Top Coach

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Nearly everything that Newport’s Trent Herring touched turned to gold in season 2014/15, and the modest mentor has been rewarded with the Coach of the Year award at the annual Awards of Excellence.

Miller Takes Out Major Athlete Gong

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Georgia Miller’s stellar season continued on Saturday night with the Newport athlete adding another award to her burgeoning trophy cabinet.

South West Rocks Stalwart Earns Official Gong

Mon 31 Aug 2015

For Mid North Coast surf sport athletes the friendly face of Ray McDonagh is a familiar sight at local carnivals, but now his achievements are being acknowledged by a much wider audience with him being named the 2015 Sports Official of the Year.

Young Gun Lizzie Crowned Top Junior Athlete

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Lizzie Welborn’s meteoric rise in the world of surf sports continued on Saturday at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence with the North Bondi youngster being crowned the 2015 Young Athlete of the Year.

Lemmon’s Super Season Recognised

Mon 31 Aug 2015

In the ocean or in the pool very few people were able to stop Terrigal’s Paul Lemmon in season 2014/15, and his efforts in the water have culminated in him being named Masters Athlete of the Year at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Adopt-A-Nipper Initiative A Roaring Success

Mon 31 Aug 2015

The Entrance SLSC almost doubled their annual intake of Nippers with the introduction of a new program that was so successful it has been crowned Initiative of the Year at Saturday’s Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.

Newport Taplin Boys – A Team United

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Three years, 48 weeks of training per season, twenty three squad members, countless training sessions, one dream.

Tacking Point Clubbie Crowned Top Administrator

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Joanne Hawkins from Tacking Point SLSC celebrated her tenth year in Surf Life Saving in spectacular fashion by taking out Administrator of the Year at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

Bellambi’s Community Program Leads The Way

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Children from one of the Illawarra’s most disadvantaged postcodes have been taught the basics of surf safety thanks to an innovative program by Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club.

Ballina-Lighthouse Clubbie Crowned State’s Top Facilitator

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Ballina’s Rod Balkin had plenty to celebrate at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence ceremony in Sydney after he was crowned Facilitator of the Year.

Coogee Clubbie Named Top Assessor

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Craig Howie’s ongoing commitment to not only his club but to the Branch as a whole has seen him rewarded the title of Assessor of the Year at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

Coogee Trainer Honoured At Annual Awards

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Dedication to ensuring that all of her club’s Bronze Medallion candidates are ready for whatever patrolling adventure awaits them resulted in Coogee’s Beck Mister being named Trainer of the Year at the 2015 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.

Lifesavers Celebrate Night of Nights

Sat 29 Aug 2015

There wasn’t a rubber duckie in sight as some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers swapped swimmers for formal wear to celebrate the season that was in Sydney on Saturday.

Junior Development Academy Athletes Selected

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW wishes to congratulate the following athletes for their selection in the 2015 Junior Development Academy.

Clubbie Profile August: Joanne Massey

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the Month of August is Joanne Massey from Towradgi SLSC. The Director of Education for the Illawarra Branch has been working tirelessly over the off season with her team educating the community and members about surf safety.

NSW Clubbies Honoured For Top Rescues

Thu 20 Aug 2015

A group of dedicated lifesavers received national recognition for recent rescue efforts at a ceremony in Parliament House Canberra on Thursday.

Lifesaving Legends Honoured On Walk Of Fame

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Two legends of the Surf Life Saving community have had their contributions set in stone in the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach.

Clubbie Profile July: Elton Cummings

Wed 29 Jul 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the Month of July is Elton Cummings from Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC. Elton has been part of the Ballina Jet Rescue Boat crew for 45 years and loves the satisfaction of making a difference in the community. Apart from involving himself with the Ballina Jet Boat, Elton has held various positions in the Far North Coast Branch.

Vale Fergus Thomson OAM:

Tue 28 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened at the passing of Life Member and former Eurobodalla Mayor, Fergus Thomson OAM, who lost his battle with cancer last week.

NSW Pool Interstate Team Announced

Mon 27 Jul 2015

Congratulations and best of luck to all members selected in the 2015 SLSNSW Pool Interstate Team to compete at the Surf Life Saving Interstate Pool Rescue Championships on the 7-9 August.

Warriewood and Avalon Beach Win National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 24 Jul 2015

Warriewood and Avalon Beach lifesavers have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for May/June after rescuing a rock fisherman who fell five metres onto rocks at Warriewood Beach on 27 June 2015. This takes the NSW tally to nine out of ten National awards for the 2014/15 season.

2015 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is getting ready to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2015 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

NSW Rubber Duckie Racers Out For Glory

Tue 14 Jul 2015

State pride will be on the line at the annual Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Interstate Championships, where the NSW team will be hoping to achieve what their rugby league and netball counterparts could not – defeat Queensland on their home turf.

Gordon Richardson, A Life in Surf

Thu 9 Jul 2015

In over fifty years of involvement in the Surf Life Saving community, it’s fair to say that there isn’t much that Caves Beach Life Member Gordon Richardson hasn’t achieved.

Small Grants Available for Businesses and Service Providers

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Businesses and not-for-profit service providers located in the coastal precincts of Bondi Beach (Waverley Council), Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Beach (City of Newcastle) and Merimbula/Pambula Beach (Bega Valley Shire) are encouraged to apply for a grant from Surf Life Saving NSW to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Call for Lifesavers for American Summer Camps

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA) is currently looking for qualified surf lifesavers and lifeguards to escape the Aussie winter and embrace the American summer by spending 9 weeks in the USA at American Summer Camps.

Surf Life Saving Operations Centre Opens

Tue 30 Jun 2015

The new Surf Life Saving NSW Northern Operations Centre at Port Macquarie was officially opened today.

Clubbie Profile June: Engine Room Girls

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of June is the Engine Room Girls. These friendly Officials can be found at carnivals recording results and lending a hand where needed. This weekend they will be taking their talents down to Mollymook for the NSW IRB Championships.

NSW Lifesavers Receive National Rescue Awards

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Continuing on from the Blues State of Origin victory last night, three NSW clubs were presented with National Rescue of the Month awards at Parliament House Canberra this morning.

NSW Win 8 of 9 National Rescue of the Month Awards

Tue 16 Jun 2015

Evans Head-Casino SLSC member Avan Christie is the latest volunteer to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to Surf Life Saving, winning the National along with the NSW Rescue of the Month for April. NSW clubs and members have now won eight of the nine National awards for the year.

Lifesavers Test the Waters at Inaugural Leadership Program

Thu 11 Jun 2015

A group of dedicated clubbies from across the state spent the long weekend at the first leadership program for lifesavers aged over 26, held on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

NSW Lifesavers Receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Congratulations to members of Surf Life Saving NSW who have received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, including four volunteer surf lifesavers from Maroubra SLSC.

Lifesavers Line-Up For Leadership Program

Fri 5 Jun 2015

While most volunteer lifesavers will be putting their feet up over the long weekend, a group of dedicated clubbies will be learning about leadership at the inaugural development Program for those aged over 26.

Tickets On Sale for Awards of Excellence

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW will soon celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2015 Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Clubbie Profile May: Ben Stevenson

Fri 29 May 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of May is Ben Stevenson from Taree-Old Bar SLSC. Ben has recently been elected the President of the club and has his eyes set on growing the membership and expanding Taree-Old Bar into a strong club.

Far South Coast Rallies for Research

Mon 25 May 2015

The season-ending presentation nights are one of the key social events on any Surf Life Saving club’s calendar, and one Far South Coast family had an extra reason to celebrate as they reflect on a special season for them and their daughter who has been battling ongoing health issues.

National Volunteer Week: Maddy Scutts

Fri 15 May 2015

Our final National Volunteer Week profile is SurfCom volunteer Maddy Scutts from Ocean Beach SLSC. Since joining Surf Life Saving in 2006, Maddy has continued to develop her skills and now plays an important role in our communications network based in the State Operations Centre.

National Volunteer Week: Nixy Krite

Fri 15 May 2015

Our fifth National Volunteer Week clubbie is Nicole (aka Nixy) Krite from South Maroubra SLSC. Nixy is a dedicated lifesaver and has clocked up the most patrol hours by a female in NSW for the 2014/15 season.

National Volunteer Week: Geoff Horsey

Thu 14 May 2015

Our fourth National Volunteer Week profile is Trainer and Facilitator Geoff Horsey from Evans Head-Casino SLSC. Geoff has been part of Surf Life Saving for more than 50 years and now passes his knowledge on to younger generations coming through the ranks.

National Volunteer Week: Callan Nickerson

Wed 13 May 2015

Our third National Volunteer Week profile is office bearer Callan Nickerson from Stockton SLSC. The 24 year old has been part of Surf Life Saving for 15 years and is currently the club President of the Hunter club.

National Volunteer Week: Mal Flew

Tue 12 May 2015

Our second National Volunteer Week profile is surf sports official, Mal Flew from Cape Hawke SLSC. Mal has been involved in Surf Life Saving for 25 years and volunteers because he loves giving back to the community.

National Volunteer Week: Nina Rogan

Mon 11 May 2015

Our first National Volunteer Week profile is Nina Rogan from Bawley Point Kioloa Community Nippers Club. Nina is the President of the club and has worked tirelessly over the last seven years to build up the Stingrays and community involvement around the South Coast.

North Bondi Wins National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Mon 4 May 2015

North Bondi SLSC's Patrol 9 has taken out the National and NSW Rescue of the Month award for March by successfully rescuing 15 people in three metre swell.

Clubbie Profile April: Riley Fitzsimmons

Mon 27 Apr 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of April is Riley Fitzsimmons from Avoca Beach SLSC. Riley recently won two gold and a silver medal at The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in 30 minutes and one day aims to compete at the Olympics in kayaking.

It’s Not Just About the Medals

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Only days after the culmination of the surf sport season for another year, some amazing stories of sportsmanship and camaraderie continue to emerge, especially among some of our young NSW athletes.

Flags Set on 2014/15 Patrol Season

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Sunday 26 April after an action-packed and busy season, which began back in September.

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Celebration

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Surf Lifesavers from around NSW will be attending a variety of services to pay their respects to our fallen heroes. Many clubs will be laying wreaths at local ceremonies and in Turkey in memory and honour of those who landed at Anzac Cove in 1915.

Junior Lifesavers of The Year Named

Fri 10 Apr 2015

It has been a week to remember for junior lifesavers Brianna Clarkson (Brunswick), and Reed van Huisstede (Cooks Hill). The duo has been crowned the 2014/15 Female and Male Junior Lifesaver of The Year after impressing at a camp at Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Search For Next Junior Lifesaver of The Year

Tue 7 Apr 2015

The next generation of leaders within the surf life saving movement are being put through their paces at an exciting development camp on Sydney’s Northern Beaches this week, with the opportunity for one participant to be crowned Junior Lifesaver of The Year

Bruce Kelly Wins National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Tue 31 Mar 2015

A long-serving North Narrabeen clubbie has earned the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award for February after single-handedly rescuing a family of four who got in difficulty literally outside his house.

Wet’n’Wild Nippers Set For Carnival Finish

Thu 26 Mar 2015

The second season of the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers is set for a thrilling finish when the kids of Western Sydney put the water skills they’ve learned into practise in a fun-filled carnival.

Clubbie Profile March: Katie Williams

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of March is Katie Williams from Collaroy SLSC. Katie recently won gold at our State Championships in the Open Female Flags, was captain of the winning NSW Interstate team and stars in the Summer of Surf series on FoxSports.

Maska’s Bondi Adventure

Tue 24 Mar 2015

When the Nauru Lifeguard service was inaugurated in October 2012 it’s fairly safe to say that its members never expected to have to deal with large crowds. After all, this Pacific Island nation boasts a population of slightly less than 10 000.

Far South Coast Athletes Medal On Beach

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Although small in numbers, Far South Coast athletes punched above their weight at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina, bringing home three medals.

Life’s a beach for Illawarra Juniors

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A small but dedicated contingent of athletes from across the Illawarra branch made the trek to Ocean Beach-Umina for the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships.

Sydney Clubs Lead The Way At Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

It was an impressive weekend for metropolitan clubs at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, as both Sydney and rivals Sydney Northern Beaches clubs dominated both beach and water events.

Hunter’s Big Weekend at Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

For most Hunter athletes, Ocean Beach-Umina is just a stroll down the highway, and this short commute worked to their advantage with a number of exceptional performances at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships.

Port Macquarie Flies The Flag For Mid-North Coast

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A small but dedicated group of Nippers from across the Mid-North Coast travelled to the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina last weekend.

Strong Showing From North Coast At Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Athletes from the North Coast branch came from the weekend’s NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships with a swag-full of medals.

Far North Athletes Medal At Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A number of Far North Coast’s most promising juniors were on show during the three days of competition at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, and while they didn’t win any gold medals they did show they have what it takes to be competitive against the best NSW has to offer.

Big Medal Haul For Central Coast Clubs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Central Coast had a very successful carnival with a number of fine performances from clubs right across the branch.

Warilla-Barrack Point Leads The Way For South Coast

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A number of strong performances by Warilla-Barrack Point athletes were enough for them to be judged the most successful country club at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina on the state’s Central Coast.

Huge Illawarra Medal Haul At Open Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Helensburgh-Stanwell Park flew the flag for the Illawarra Branch at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships finishing a highly credible sixth on the overall club point-score.

Sawtell Relay Girls Shine For North Coast At Open Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A small but dedicated group of life savers from the North Coast travelled to the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina on the state’s Central Coast.

Byron Bay’s Ski Dominance Continues At Open Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A contingent of athletes from Far North Coast Branch rivals Cudgen Headland and Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club travelled south last week for the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships both finishing among the medals.

Small club, Big Result At State Champs

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Lilly Bennett’s first state gold medal in the U15 flag final at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships held at the NSW Central Coast left her grandfather in tears and was a sweet reward at the end of a seven hour drive from Narooma to take on the state's finest.

Fuelling Talented Teenagers a Big Job

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club’s Ryan Carroll is 6ft 3inches with size 13 feet and still growing. At his second NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships on the Central Coast the talented lifesaver with fire in his belly stood on the podium for one gold and two silver medal presentations.

Hunter Surf Lifesavers Tackle State’s Best

Thu 19 Mar 2015

The first person Lawson Christiansen from Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club found having been declared the winner of the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championship U15 boys sprint was teary mum Trish, who knows full well how hard Lawson has worked.

Successful Open Champs For Central Coast

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Competitors weathered tough conditions at Umina-Ocean Beach on the NSW Central Coast for finals day of the Open NSW Surf Life Saving Championship, the closing stage of the 2015 state title.

Young Lifesavers Tour New Zealand

Thu 19 Mar 2015

It was a week to remember for young lifesavers Mitchell Bath (Windang), and Madeleine Wheatley (Clovelly) who recently spent time across the Tasman as participants in the annual Surf Life Saving Exchange Program with New Zealand.

Collaroy Cleans Up Senior Flags

Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collaroy’s small contingent of Open Beach Flags competitors exploded onto the state stage with two gold and a silver the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships last weekend. Not satisfied with their performance, the trio are hungry for more success.

Larry's Watchful Eye

Mon 16 Mar 2015

Whether they’re junior, opens or master athletes battling the wind and waves at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina, a familiar face was out on the water watching their every move.

Surf Athletes Vie for State Supremacy

Wed 11 Mar 2015

The squeals and tears of more than 3000 nippers have faded and with the conclusion of masters events tomorrow, attention is turning to the big guns, with Opens competition starting Friday at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships on the Central Coast, proudly supported by ClubsNSW.

Queenscliff On Top After Day One Of Surf Masters

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Sydney Clubs are on top after day one of the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships with Queenscliff clearly out the front on 217 points with Coogee (165) in second, closely followed by Bondi (163) in the club point-score.

Manly Crowned Age Champions

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Manly have been crowned Age Champions for a sixth straight year after another dominant performance at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships. Wanda finished second, with Avoca Beach rounding out the top three.

Manly On Top After Day 2 Of Age Champs

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Boosted by a series of strong performances in the water, Manly have surged to the top of the Champion Club Point-Score after the second day of the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina.

Sunny Start For Age Champs

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Elouera SLSC holds a narrow 6-point lead at the top of the Club Championship after a pulsating day of action on the first day of the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, proudly supported by Clubs NSW.

Umina Unites for Megan

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Megan Healey is a caring mother of three, a wife and a member of Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Megan’s story has touched the lives of thousands of people, not just her friends at the club but around the Central Coast and the country.

Junior Lifesavers Recognised

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce the finalists of the prestigious SLSNSW Junior Lifesaver of the Year award.

Towradgi Lifesavers awarded National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Mon 2 Mar 2015

A group of Lifesavers from Towardgi SLSC in the Illawarra region have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for January after saving the life of a 15-year-old surfer who found himself in difficulty in a strong rip.

Man Drowns at Brunswick Beach

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Surf lifesavers from Brunswick SLSC were unable to revive a man who was pulled from the surf late Saturday afternoon at around 5pm.

Clubbie Profile February: Jade Horton

Fri 27 Feb 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of February is the Jade Horton from Tacking Point SLSC. Jade tells us about why she loves Surf Life Saving and what she has planned for the future.

North Narrabeen Clubbie Completes "Home Rescue"

Thu 26 Feb 2015

There wasn’t a black cat or ladder in sight but Friday the 13th of February lived up to its quirky reputation for North Narrabeen clubbie Bruce Kelly who was called on to do a rescue on his doorstep.

Countdown to State Champs

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Excitement continues to build on the Central Coast as the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships draw ever closer.

Miller's Crowning Night

Fri 20 Feb 2015

The meteoric rise of Georgia Miller continued on Thursday night with the Newport athlete crowned NSW Young Athlete Of The Year during a gala ceremony at Marsfield’s historic Curzon Hall.

2015 YOM Participants Announced

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is pleased to announce the successful applicants for 2015 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM).

National Leadership College Inspires Lifesavers

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Seven lifesavers from NSW have been inspired after taking part in the Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College held at Sydney University.

National Rescue Of The Month Awarded to Lifesavers

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Parliament House turned blue on Thursday after NSW lifesavers were presented with two National Rescue of The Month Awards at a special ceremony held deep within the famous building.

More Dangerous Swells Forecast For NSW

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is urging all coastal water users to be mindful of their own and others safety with heavy swells expected to hit over the next 48 hours.

Surf Lifesavers in Honours List

Fri 30 Jan 2015

A number of members of Surf Life Saving NSW have been recognised with awards in the Australia Day Honours List.

Sea-Change: Young Lifesavers Participate In Exchange Program

Wed 28 Jan 2015

They say change is as good as a holiday, and City and Country clubbies certainly got that as they participated in the annual Life Saving Exchange Program.

“It’s Ours” – NSW Regain Interstate Title

Fri 23 Jan 2015

The New South Wales Interstate Surf Life Saving Team are champions again, regaining the title they lost to Queensland in 2014 after a day of fine performances at Newport Beach.

NSW On The Hunt To Regain Interstate Title

Thu 22 Jan 2015

State pride is on the line when the annual Interstate Championships kick-off at Newport Beach tomorrow. NSW have selected a team blended with youth and experience and are hungry to emulate the success of past state teams.

Sawtell Pair Blitz Country Champs

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Winning an event at the 2015 Stramit Country SLS NSW Championships is one achievement; taking out more than 10 races is astonishing.

Campbelltown Youth Get Lesson In Beach Safety

Wed 21 Jan 2015

As the mercury rises in Sydney’s West spending a day at the beach becomes an attractive option for the many teenagers who call this part of the state home. But with Western Sydney residents identified as at high risk of coastal drowning, beach safety messages to the area's youth are as important as ever.

Warilla Sisters Keep It In The Family

Tue 20 Jan 2015

One likes the swim, while the other prefers the board; either way identical twins Georgia and Claire Ridding from Warilla Barrack Point SLSC enjoyed a busy, but successful Country Championship.

Byron Holds Narrow Lead After Country Champs Day 2

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Defending champions Byron Bay have surged into the lead in the club point-score after a highly entertaining second day of the NSW Country Championships.

Surf's Up - Burridge Takes Gold at Country Championships

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Former Australian world surfing champion Pam Burridge has added another title to her already considerable list of achievements; triple country champion.

Country Champs Day 1 - Cudgen Headland Take The Lead

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Cudgen Headland hold a narrow lead over rivals Byron Bay after an exciting day of competition at the first day of the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships.

Country Champs A Family Affair For Woolgoolga SLSC

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Twins Emily and Jak Snowling, along with best friend Emily Bell endured a cold initiation in their first ever race at the Country Championships, but the excitable youngsters didn’t mind a bit.

Wet’n’Wild Nippers Club Get Ready For Second Season

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Wet’n’Wild Sydney and Surf Life Saving NSW are set for another successful year as the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Club starts up again this weekend.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Tiffany & Logan Coote

Thu 15 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships beginning Friday at Mollymook, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event. In our final profile, we introduce two siblings from the host club who will be making their Country Championships debut.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Klinkers Family

Wed 14 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Isaac Sanderson

Wed 14 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

NSW Country Crowned Trans-Tasman Winners

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Three days of dominance has resulted in NSW Country defending the Trans-Tasman series they won in 2013. It’s also the first time that they have won the title in Australia, and is made extra special by the fact that the series was hosted in a country region.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Kalani Ives

Tue 13 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Scout Hembrow

Tue 13 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Hugh Stewart

Mon 12 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Finn Askew

Mon 12 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Mia Bales

Sun 11 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Peter Hill

Sun 11 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Luke Chaffer

Sat 10 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Paige Leishman

Fri 9 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Eyes on the Prize as Teams Square-Up for Trans-Tasman Supremacy

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Three competitions, three teams, one dream. That’s the equation for those competing in the bi-ennale Trans-Tasman Series which gets underway on the South Coast from tomorrow.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Peter McKay

Thu 8 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Cooper Schubert

Wed 7 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Holly Abbey

Tue 6 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event. Holly Abbey is already building an impressive resume on the beach notching up State and Country wins in 2014.

Club Funding in Community Building Partnership Program

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Through the NSW Government’s 2014 Community Building Partnership program, funding has been directed to 28 Surf Life Saving Clubs, Branches and support services in NSW to support their infrastructure projects.

Country Champs Athlete Profile: Rhys Flood

Mon 5 Jan 2015

With the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Championships just around the corner, SLSNSW takes a look at some of those hoping to make their mark on the event. Today we profile Rhys Flood from Broulee Surfers SLC.

Clubbie Profile December: Nixy Krite

Tue 23 Dec 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of December is the Nixy Krite from South Maroubra SLSC. Nixy took some time out of her busy clubbie schedule to chat to us about what being a clubbie means to her.

Call for Lifesavers for American Summer Camps

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) is currently looking for qualified Surf Lifesavers and Lifeguards to escape the Aussie winter and embrace the American summer by spending 9 weeks in the USA at American Summer Camps.

Joint Emergency Response in Surf Rescue

Fri 12 Dec 2014

An early morning rescue of a father and son in rough conditions at Cronulla has highlighted the importance of the Surf Rescue Emergency Response System, and a coordinated joint response.

Shoalhaven Lifeguards Put Through Their Paces

Tue 2 Dec 2014

Lifeguards from across the Shoalhaven region gathered at Mollymook SLSC on Saturday for their annual proficiency test ahead of patrols commencing today in the region.

Clubbie Profile November: The Lambeth Family

Sat 29 Nov 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of November is the Lambeth Family - Peter, Louise and Isobel from Ocean Beach SLSC on the Central Coast.

North Coast Rookies Go Back To School

Fri 28 Nov 2014

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the Lifeguard class of 2014 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

Bush kids learn lessons on beach safety

Wed 26 Nov 2014

There were plenty of laughs, jokes, and lessons learned all-round as a group of volunteer lifesavers took their message of beach safety to the children of the bush.

Vale: John Robins

Fri 7 Nov 2014

It is with great sadness we share the tragic news that dedicated Avoca clubbie, John Robins, passed away in a freak surfing accident in Western Australia this week.

Surf Lifesavers Head Out To The Bush

Wed 5 Nov 2014

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW and the ACT will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel west for Beach to Bush.

Clubbie Profile October: Rachelle King

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for October 2014 is Rachelle King from Terrigal SLSC, an absolute legend in surf sports.

NSW Lifesavers Nationally Recognised At Awards of Excellence

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Congratulations to NSW clubbies Andy Cross (South Narrabeen) and Jack Patison (Austinmer) on being named national winners at the Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence over the weekend.

Participants Announced for Development Program

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Twenty four passionate surf lifesavers have been selected to take part in the Surf Life Saving NSW 18-25 Development Networking Program.

Dee Why Lifesavers Rally Around Clubmate

Fri 10 Oct 2014

Dee Why SLSC members were shocked to hear the son of one of their fellow clubmates, surfboat rower and sweep Steve Scott, was fighting for his life after an accident in the USA.

Lifesavers Bring The Beach Out To The Bush

Tue 7 Oct 2014

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW and the ACT will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel west for Beach to Bush.

NSW Lifesaver Wins Water Safety Award

Fri 3 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW’s own Lifesaver of the Year, Allan Davis from Crowdy Head SLSC, has picked up the Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety by an Individual at the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards.

SLSNSW Unearths Talented Athletes

Mon 29 Sep 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young surf sport stars have been honing their skills at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the holidays.

ILS Platinum Medal for Solly

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Ernest (Solly) Stephens OAM, Patron and Life Member of Wanda SLSC, has been presented with the prestigious Platinum Medal from the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) for his generosity in providing advice and assistance to ILS, including assistance with fundraising efforts.

Clubbie Profile September: Leanne James

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for September 2014 is Leanne James from Sawtell SLSC, who has been named the first female President in the history of the club.

$2 Million To Help NSW Lifesavers

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has today announced the State Government's Surf Club Facility Grant Program is now open for applications.

Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge

Fri 12 Sep 2014

The ultimate game in Surf Safety is now available in the form of a fun and educational board game for the whole family.

Nippers To Go Wet’n’Wild For Another Season

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Following the success and positive community response of its debut season, Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney have committed to an expanded program for the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Club for another season.

NSW Pool Rescue Team Triumphant In NZ

Wed 3 Sep 2014

Twelve athletes from the NSW U18 development team that travelled to New Zealand have returned this week with an incredible 19 medal haul at the NZ Pool Rescue Championships in Auckland.

NSW Clubbies Impress On The Global Sporting Stage

Fri 29 Aug 2014

Three NSW clubbies from Coogee SLSC and Bondi LSC have had huge success on the international sporting stage in August.

Development Squad Ready To Face The Kiwis

Fri 29 Aug 2014

A squad of Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young pool rescue athletes has arrived in New Zealand to test themselves against that country’s best pool competitors at the 2014 New Zealand Pool Championships in Auckland this weekend.

North Coast Academy Program To Help Develop Regional Surf Sports Athletes

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW has partnered with the North Coast Academy of Sport to ensure more athletes from regional NSW are exposed to leading development pathways and training methods.

Clubbie Profile July: Andy Cross

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for July 2014 is Andy Cross from South Narrabeen SLSC, who has embarked on a journey to surf all of our 129 patrolled beaches.

SLSNSW Welcomes New Nippers Club

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) has officially welcomed a new nippers club with the announcement of the Bawley Point Kioloa Community Nippers Club on the state’s south coast.

Surf Sports Legend Inducted Into Surfing Walk of Fame

Tue 29 Jul 2014

Octogenarian surf lifesaver, Dennis Green OAM, has been inducted into the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame at Maroubra Beach.

Tamarama Surf Lifesaver Appointed UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Volunteer surf lifesaver, William Chan, 24, has been selected as a UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, joining a powerful group of child rights advocates from around the nation.

2014 NSW Water Safety Awards

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Nominations for the 2014 AUSTSWIM and Sport and Recreation NSW Water Safety Awards are now open.

Club Member Drowns at Taree-Old Bar

Fri 11 Jul 2014

A member of the Taree-Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club on the NSW Lower North Coast has sadly passed away after getting into difficulty during an early morning swim.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest a Quality Club

Fri 27 Jun 2014

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest SLSC has set the benchmark by becoming the first surf club in NSW to be awarded Gold Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Club Program.

NSW ALS Recruiting for 2014-15 Season

Fri 20 Jun 2014

The NSW Australian Lifeguard Service is now recruiting for the 2014-15 season.

NSW IRB Interstate and Development Teams Announced

Fri 20 Jun 2014

Congratulations and good luck to all members selected in the 2014 NSW IRB Team and NSW IRB Development Team to compete at the Australian Interstate Championships on Friday the 18th of July at Kingscliff.

Congratulations To SLSNSW OAM Recipients

Wed 11 Jun 2014

SLSNSW would like to congratulate six of our volunteer members who have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Freshwater Lifesaver Wins NSW Rescue of the Month

Thu 5 Jun 2014

Freshwater SLSC lifesaver, Tod Rowbotham has been awarded the National Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month for a dramatic rescue in dangerous three metre surf in April.

First Aid Training Continuing To Grow

Thu 5 Jun 2014

In June, Surf Life Saving NSW will reach a significant milestone by training its 250,000th person in first aid.

Vale: Arthur Bunt B.E.M

Mon 2 Jun 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Arthur Bunt B.E.M (British Empire Medal), of Moruya SLSC on the Far South Coast has sadly passed away aged 93.

EOFY First Aid Kit Special offer

Tue 20 May 2014

The Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW is offering 20% off all first aid kits.

SLSNSW Directors Re-Elected

Fri 16 May 2014

At the SLSNSW Election Meeting held on Saturday, 10 May 2014, four members were re-elected to some of the key portfolios for a further two year term.

Surf Life Saving Wins Community Sports Volunteer Awards

Fri 16 May 2014

Surf Life Saving members and organisations have picked up key awards at the 2014 Sport NSW Community Sports Volunteer Awards.

Sth Narrabeen Lifesavers Recognised in Canberra

Fri 16 May 2014

Lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC have been presented with the National Rescue of the Month award by the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving group in Canberra.

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Jacobs

Thu 15 May 2014

Evelyn Jacobs has been an integral part of the Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club for nearly 20 years.

Ryan Rosenbaum Awarded For Innovative Public Safety

Fri 2 May 2014

Australian Lifesaver of the Year, Ryan Rosenbaum, has been awarded the Australian 2014 Young Public Safety Innovation Award.

Junior Lifesaver's of the Year Announced

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Isabella Ferencz (Cooks Hill) and Jackson Heinze (Terrigal) have been named the 2014 NSW Junior Lifesaver's of The Year.

Colombians Learn Surf Safety Skills

Tue 15 Apr 2014

A group of underprivileged kids from Colombia have received the chance of a lifetime to travel down under, to learn vital surf life saving skills at Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast.

Wet'N'Wild Nippers First Season A Big Success

Tue 25 Mar 2014

NSW’s newest Nipper club located at Wet’n’Wild Sydney will celebrate the final day of a highly successful first season on Sunday 30 March 2014.

2014 JLOTY & YOM Participants Announced

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Participants who will represent their clubs and branches at the 2014 Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) and Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM) have now been selected.

Wet’N’Wild Nippers Brings the Beach Within Reach

Mon 17 Feb 2014

NSW’s newest Nipper club, located at Wet’n’Wild Sydney, has been a big success so far this summer, with around 300 kids enjoying learning vital water and surf safety skills.

Surf Lifesaving Youth Opportunities

Fri 14 Feb 2014

Two exciting youth opportunities for Surf Life Saving members have arisen with applications closing soon.

National Leadership College Inspires Lifesavers

Fri 7 Feb 2014

Nine lifesavers from NSW have been inspired after taking part in the Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College held at Sydney University.

Surf Lifesaver Proud to Become a Citizen

Thu 6 Feb 2014

Coming from Scotland, Caroline Smith’s former lifestyle seems a world away from the sun and surf she now enjoys living in Sydney. The Clovelly Surf Lifesaver was especially proud to be selected to take part in a special Australian Citizenship ceremony for Emergency Services volunteers on Australia Day.

SLSNSW Signatory to Statement of Principles

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce it is now a signatory to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers

Surf Life Saving Members in Honours List

Sun 26 Jan 2014

A number of members of Surf Life Saving in NSW have been named in the Australia Day Honours List for 2014.

2014 National Leadership College Participants Selected

Thu 23 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is proud to announce the successful Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College participants for 2014.

Anthony Turner- Illawarra's New Director of Lifesaving

Thu 19 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to welcome the new Director of Lifesaving for the Illawarra Branch, Anthony Turner.

Heroes of the Surf

Fri 6 Dec 2013

Our friends at Sutherland Shire Council are promoting beach safety to primary school children everywhere through the new Surf Hero website initiative.

Lifesaver Takes Out State Award

Thu 5 Dec 2013

After winning the NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney City/East region, Trent Thomas of Maroubra SLSC has gone on to take out the 2013 Youth Volunteer of the Year at State level.

Funding for Regional Surf Life Saving Facility

Wed 4 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased by the announcement that over $1 million in funding will be made available under the Coalition’s new Community Development Grants Programme to go towards establishing a dedicated training and operations centre at Port Macquarie.

Surf Life Saving Recognised At NSW Sport Federation Awards

Fri 29 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving had a strong showing at the 2013 NSW Sports Federation Awards, taking out three categories on Thursday night (28/11/13).

NSW Emergency Services Volunteers Sought for Citizenship

Thu 28 Nov 2013

The Department of Immigration wants to celebrate our lifesavers who are interested in becoming Australian Citizens.

Regional Athletes Get A Head Start

Mon 25 Nov 2013

Over 30 regional athletes and coaches from the south coast got the opportunity to learn from the best at last weekend’s Coaching the Coast Clinic at Broulee Surfers SLSC.

Beach To Bush Concludes Successful 2013 Tour

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW’s Beach to Bush program, proudly supported by ClubsNSW, has concluded for another year in which close to 10,000 primary school kids from across the state’s west got a taste of the beach.

SLSNSW Honours New Life Members

Fri 8 Nov 2013

Three Surf Life Saving NSW members have been recognised for a lifetime of volunteer service with Life Membership awards.

Beach To Bush Set To Commence

Thu 7 Nov 2013

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel to regional NSW next week.

NSW Lifesavers Honoured With Meritorious Awards

Fri 1 Nov 2013

Ten lifesavers from across the state were recognised for their exceptional efforts in saving a life, receiving Meritorious Awards at the Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Wet N Wild Sydney Nippers

Fri 1 Nov 2013

Western Sydney’s first ever nippers club was officially announced thanks to a unique partnership between Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney.

Maroubra Lifesaver Awarded NSW Youth Volunteer Award

Wed 30 Oct 2013

Maroubra SLSC lifesaver, Trent Thomas has been awarded the NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney City/East region.

Coogee SLSC's Julien Vincent Takes Out Endeavour Award

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club’s own Julien Vincent has taken out the prestigious Endeavour Award as part of NSW Children’s Week Awards of Recognition.

Youth Advisory Council: Applications Now Open

Thu 17 Oct 2013

The NSW Government is now calling for applications for the Youth Advisory Council.

First Aid Training Saves A Life

Fri 4 Oct 2013

Three staff members at Merimbula RSL Club have reinforced the importance of regular First Aid training after successfully resuscitating a female patron just five days after completing a refresher Apply First Aid course with Pambula SLSC.

SLSA Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced

Fri 27 Sep 2013

Congratulations to the NSW nominees for the 2013 Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Awards of Excellence to be held on Saturday 26 October in Sydney.

Surf Clubs Throw Open Their Doors

Thu 26 Sep 2013

This Sunday 29th September Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW and QLD will throw their doors open to the public to provide an inside look at what being a part of a surf club is all about.

Sun Protection Resources for Clubs

Tue 10 Sep 2013

With summer just around the corner now is a great time to review or develop a sun protection policy for your club to ensure your organisation is fulfilling its duty of care with regard to sun safety.

CCUSA Calling All Lifesavers and Lifeguards

Mon 9 Sep 2013

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) is calling lifesavers and lifeguards to volunteer for their summer of a lifetime and are offering a special 5% discount to all Bronze Medallion holders.

International Development Opportunity - Sri Lanka

Thu 5 Sep 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking the services of a SLSA Trainer/Assessor/Facilitator to travel to Sri Lanka.

NSW Surf Lifesavers Win Water Safety Awards

Thu 5 Sep 2013

Surf Life Saving members from NSW have taken out three prestigious awards and one high commendation at the 2013 NSW Water Safety Awards held on Friday 30 August in Sydney.

Surf School Leads Way in Western Sydney

Tue 3 Sep 2013

Year 9 students living in Western and South Western Sydney will have the opportunity to take part in vital surf safety education as part of Surf Life Saving NSW’s Surf School during Term 4, 2013.

Lifesaving Development Opportunity - India

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) in conjunction with its partner the Rashtriya Life Saving Society India [RLSS (I)] is seeking the services of a SLSA volunteer to travel to India.

Lifesavers Head Back To The Bush

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel to regional NSW.

Keep Australia Beautiful 2013 Clean Beaches Awards

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Surf Clubs across NSW have played a major role in the Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches Program and expressions of interest and submissions are now open for the 2013 Awards.

Coastal Ambassadors Program Visit Ballina

Mon 12 Aug 2013

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC is thrilled to have been selected as the Far North Coast Surf Club to host the Coastal Ambassadors Program.

Volunteer at the 2013 Special Olympics

Thu 8 Aug 2013

Do you want to use your SLS skills and experience for something special? Register now to volunteer at the 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games.

SLSA International Training Opportunity

Tue 6 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking the services of a SLSA Trainer (or Trainer/Assessor or Facilitator) to travel to Phuket in September or October 2013 to deliver surf lifesaving skills update for the Phuket Lifeguards.

Surf Club Facility Grants Opening Soon

Thu 1 Aug 2013

Applications for this year’s $2 million Surf Club Facility Grants open on Friday 23rd August 2013.

NSW Surf Clubs Receive Volunteer Grants

Thu 1 Aug 2013

NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs have received a significant funding boost of $73,327 from the 2013 Volunteer Grants program through the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affair’s.

Fantastic Furniture Youth Leadership

Thu 25 Jul 2013

Are you aged between 12-27 with excellent leadership skills? Nominations for the Fantastic Furniture Youth Leadership Award are now open.

Pool Rescue Championships On The Starting Blocks

Tue 23 Jul 2013

Surf athletes will turn their attention from the ocean to the pool this weekend (27-28 July) for the 2013 NSW Pool Rescue Championships at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.

Crackneck Point Rescue Awarded Rescue Of The Month

Tue 23 Jul 2013

A combined effort from Shelley Beach SLSC and Toowoon Bay SLSC lifesavers which resulted in the rescue of three stranded tow-in surfers in large seas has been awarded the May/June SLSNSW Rescue of the Month.

Vale: Dave Lawler OAM

Fri 19 Jul 2013

SLSNSW Life Member and long-time North Narrabeen SLSC lifesaver Dave Lawler has sadly passed away.

Pool Rescue Athletes Develop Their Skills

Thu 18 Jul 2013

Surf athletes from across the state concentrated on developing their skills in the pool last weekend at the 2013 SLSNSW Pool Rescue Clinic & Pool Rescue High Performance Program at St Ignatius College (Riverview)in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Hunter Surf Clubs Set Standards For NSW

Fri 5 Jul 2013

Hunter Surf Life Saving is leading by example in NSW with all thirteen Surf Clubs having succeeded in the ambitious task of completing the bronze level status in the Quality Club Program in NSW.

Overseas Lifesaving Opportunity in Philippines

Thu 4 Jul 2013

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer as a Lifesaving Development Officer in the Philippines?

Surfers Rescue 24/7 Course A Big Success

Fri 28 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW and Surfing NSW have briefed NSW ministers on the success of the innovative new Surfers Rescue 24/7 (SR24/7) course.

NSW Surf Clubs Leading The Way In Responsible Alcohol Management

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been praised for its work as leaders in reducing the link between alcohol and sport in the community.

Surf Club's Receive Free Gym Equipment

Mon 17 Jun 2013

Over 100 units of gym equipment has been distributed to surf clubs throughout New South Wales this autumn.

We Need You - Member Stories Wanted

Fri 14 Jun 2013

We are developing a Surf Life Saving NSW Online Induction and need stories from members around the State.

Surf Safety Message Reaching New Audiences

Thu 13 Jun 2013

Families from many different backgrounds came together over the weekend for Surf Life Saving NSW’s Family Surf Safety Day in Woolgoolga.

Congratulations to SLSNSW OAM Recipients

Wed 12 Jun 2013

SLSNSW would like to congratulate four of our volunteer members who have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

$1M To Fund New Surf Life Saving Regional Facility

Thu 6 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been successful in securing funding for a new regional training and operations hub at Port Macquarie, which will substantially increase capacity to save lives and support volunteers from the lower north to far north coast, centred in the mid-north coast region.

SLSNSW Volunteer Statistics

Fri 31 May 2013

Surf Life Saving volunteers across NSW have once again shown their commitment to the community, collectively contributing 667,000 voluntary patrol hours on NSW beaches during the 2012/13 season.

Racing To Save Lives

Tue 28 May 2013

In 2013 participants in the Blackmore's Sydney Running Festival have the opportunity to fund raise for Surf Life Saving NSW as their charity of choice .

NSW Parliamentary Friends of SLS Thank Lifesavers

Fri 24 May 2013

All our Clubs and Branches will soon receive correspondence from the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving, thanking them and all volunteer lifesavers for another outstanding season.

Clubs' Windfall in the Federal Government Budget

Fri 24 May 2013

In the Federal Government’s Budget last week, $2.7 million in funding was announced which will go directly to grassroots clubs in the Mid North Coast of NSW.

SLSNSW Awarded for Volunteer Management

Thu 23 May 2013

In a great end to National Volunteer Week, SLSNSW picked up the Volunteer Management Award gong at the NSW Sports Federation Awards.

Lucky Supporter Picks Up $15,000 Cash

Wed 22 May 2013

One of our major fundraising efforts on behalf of surf clubs is the SLSNSW quarterly raffle, which raises much-needed funds to help our volunteers save thousands of lives every year.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards – Nominations Now Open

Fri 17 May 2013

Nominations are now open and are a perfect opportunity for clubs to recognise their volunteers from within all areas of Surf Life Saving.

SLSNSW Awards of Excellence – Venue Confirmed

Fri 17 May 2013

A venue has been confirmed for the 2013 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence. The event will be held on Saturday 3 August 2013 at the Sydney Sofitel Wentworth. This is a great venue right in the heart of Sydney city, close to the airport and public transport. Accommodation at this venue is also available and all Surf Life Saving guests will receive a discounted rate of $245 for their nights’ stay – just quote SURF030813 at the time of booking. Official invites will be distributed mid-June so start organising your tables now!

Volunteer In The Spotlight- Richard Lytham OAM

Fri 17 May 2013

Richard “Richie" Lytham from Collaroy SLSC is the epitome of a volunteer. Richie has turned his love of Surf Life Saving into an unfathomable number of volunteer hours, helping to improve and enrich the movement at all levels.

How to Produce a Quality Annual Report

Fri 10 May 2013

Now that the season has ended, many clubs are getting their Annual Reports together for the season wrap-up.

End of Season Thanks to NSW Surf Lifesavers

Fri 3 May 2013

At the conclusion of another busy season, we want to thank each and every volunteer and their families for their commitment to keeping people safe on NSW beaches.

Position Vacant: Lifesaving Officer

Fri 3 May 2013

We currently have an exciting role which requires an organised individual to assist in the administration and coordination of lifesaving grants, resources and various lifesaving programs in support of surf clubs.

Top 10 in Transparency Awards

Wed 1 May 2013

For the third year in a row, Surf Life Saving NSW has been named a Top 10 Finalist in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pwc) Transparency Awards ($5m to $30m revenue category.)

2013 Junior Lifesavers of the Year Announced

Fri 26 Apr 2013

Andrew Lange (Fingal Beach SLSC) and Jade Horton (Tacking Point SLSC) have been named the 2013 Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Lifesavers of the Year.

Special Discount to 'Rescue' Exhibition

Wed 24 Apr 2013

The Australian National Maritime Museum is offering 40% off their Big Ticket to all clubbies and their families.

AUSTSWIM Parents Survey

Tue 16 Apr 2013

AUSTSWIM and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia are urging parents whose children have undertaken swimming lessons to share their experiences in a new survey.

Overseas Lifesaving Opportunity in Vietnam

Tue 9 Apr 2013

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer as a Lifesaving Development Officer in Vietnam?

Host Your Own Soft Sand Shuffle

Thu 4 Apr 2013

The Soft Sand Shuffle is a fantastic new beach running carnival created to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health in Australia.

Lifesavers Commended for Brave Conduct

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Two off-duty surf lifesavers have been recognised with Commendations for Brave Conduct on behalf of the Governor General as part of the Australian Honours and Awards announcement.

Junior Lifesaver & Youth Program Participants Announced

Thu 21 Mar 2013

Participants for the 2013 Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) and Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM) have now been selected.

Apply Now for the SLSA Leaders Masterclass

Fri 15 Mar 2013

Applications are now open for the SLSA Leaders' Masterclass being held from 24-27 May 2013 at the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Mt Macedon, Victoria.

Surf Safety for New Australians

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Together with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Recreational Fishing Alliance NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW will host a fishing and water safety information workshop for The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre.

Free Skin Checks at State Champs

Wed 20 Feb 2013

Surf lifesavers spend a lot of time on the beach and understand the importance of protecting skin from the sun and having regular skin checks.

Waste to be Reduced at State Champs

Tue 12 Feb 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW will host an environmentally-friendly event when the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships comes to the Central Coast in March 2013.

Ballina Lighthouse Achieve Bronze Status

Mon 11 Feb 2013

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC has become the first surf life saving club on the Far North Coast to be awarded Bronze Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving NSW Quality Clubs Program.

Australia Day Awards Recipients

Thu 31 Jan 2013

Congratulations to a number of NSW surf lifesavers who received OAMs or Community Awards from their local councils as part of Australia Day celebrations.

Lifesavers: America Wants You

Fri 25 Jan 2013

Fancy using your lifesaving skills for an opportunity overseas? Lifesavers are currently in high demand for camps across America.

Woonona SLSC Achieve Silver Level

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Woonona SLSC has become the first surf club in NSW to be awarded Silver Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Clubs Program.

Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop

Thu 17 Jan 2013

Applications are now open for the 2013 Youth Opportunities Makers Workshop to be held at The Collaroy Centre, Sydney, from 23-26 April.

Silver City to Surf

Tue 15 Jan 2013

Sixteen year old Emily Davidson from Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie has a passion for Surf Life Saving and this March will launch her Silver City to Surf Program.

Rescue Simulation Kits On The Way

Wed 9 Jan 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been successful in securing the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme (EVSS) on behalf of the NSW Government.

SLS/Surfing Education Assignment Fiji

Wed 9 Jan 2013

SLSA and the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) will be supporting a Surfing and Surf Lifesaving Education Officer assignment in Fiji.

2013 National Leadership College

Mon 17 Dec 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW is proud to announce the successful Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College participants for 2013.

Community Energy Efficiency Program

Mon 17 Dec 2012

The Federal Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has established the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

Work Health and Safety Evaluation Survey

Wed 12 Dec 2012

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 came into place this year and we would like to know your thoughts.

Local Tibetans Learn Beach Safety Skills

Thu 6 Dec 2012

Tibetan families living in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches learnt some valuable surf safety skills with the help of local lifesavers.

North Palm Beach Pick Up Green Award

Wed 5 Dec 2012

North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has received a high commendation for its environmental work in the local area.

Lifesavers Develop Networking Skills

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Over the weekend 29 surf lifesavers from all over NSW participated in the 18-25 Development Networking Program in Sydney.

SLSNSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 23 Nov 2012

The SLSNSW Rescue of the Month for October 2012 has been awarded to Anika Morgan from Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club.

Club CALD Research Survey

Wed 21 Nov 2012

Clubs are active in delivering community engagement programs to a variety of target groups including people from diverse backgrounds, Australian Indigenous people, the disabled and the broader community.

Premier's Christmas Gala Concerts

Tue 13 Nov 2012

An opportunity awaits for enthusiastic surf lifesaving volunteers to attend the 2012 Premier's Christmas Gala Concerts from 4-5 December 2012.

2013 Lifesaving Exchange Program

Fri 9 Nov 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW will run its annual Lifesaving Exchange Program from 25-28 January 2013 and applications are now open.

DSR Announce Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants Workshop

Thu 8 Nov 2012

The NSW Office of Communities Sport and Recreation will run a Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants workshop aimed at assisting grassroots clubs and associations.

Surf Life Saving NSW New Life Members

Wed 7 Nov 2012

Four Surf Life Saving NSW members have been recognised for a lifetime of volunteer service with Life Membership awards.

Layne Beachley Foundation Grant

Mon 5 Nov 2012

The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation grant program is now open for female surf club members.

Academy Innovation Awards

Fri 2 Nov 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes the Academy Innovation Awards to congratulate those who demonstrate excellence in implementing and maintaining innovative education practices.

Surf Life Saving Seeking Feedback on 33rd Edition

Mon 22 Oct 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW has created a survey for members as SLSA commence a review of the 33rd Edition Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual.

National Leadership College 2013

Mon 22 Oct 2012

Applications are now open for the 2013 National Leadership College to be held on February 3-9 2013 at St Paul’s College, Sydney.

Participants Announced for Development Program

Fri 19 Oct 2012

Thirty-one passionate surf lifesavers have been selected to take part in Surf Life Saving NSW 18-25 Development Networking Program.

Eurobodalla Installs New Beach Safety Signs

Thu 6 Sep 2012

Surf Life Saving Far South Coast congratulates Eurobodalla Shire Council on implementing new beach safety signage at every beach in the shire.

NSW Water Safety Award Winners

Tue 4 Sep 2012

Surf Life Saving picked up three major awards at the NSW Water Safety Awards on the weekend.

Surf Clubs Open Their Doors

Mon 20 Aug 2012

On Sunday 26 August, surf clubs all over NSW will open their doors to visitors and new members of all ages as part of Surf Life Saving NSW’s (SLSNSW) first ever state-wide Surf Club Open Day.