Surf Life Saving sport showcases the skills and physical abilities required to save a life.
Surf Life Saving sport began and continues to be a way for our lifesavers to showcase the skills and physical abilities required to save a life. SLSA National Sports Calendar 2016-2018 (External) the allocation of SLSA National Events 2016-2018.
One of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar.
An opportunity for the general public to be a part of the biggest surf lifesaving competition in the world. The 2km open water swim is run on the first Sunday of the annual Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is an annual event where members from Australia’s 313 Surf Clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events. It is the largest event of its kind in the world.
Provides an opportunity for the best IRB crews from all across the country to compete against each other over one action-packed weekend. Created to display the skills required to complete a successful IRB rescue. The 2016 Championships will be held at Mollymook Beach, NSW from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July.
One of the key selection events for our national lifesaving teams. It is also an opportunity for our lifesavers to showcase the skills that keep them rescue ready for the start of patrol season. The 2016 Championships will be held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, QLD from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 August.
Surf Life Saving Australia host the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman trial each year as part of the overall Nutri-Grain series. From the trial a minimum of four competitors are selected to compete in the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman and Ironman Series.
An opportunity for Australia’s finest Surf Lifesavers to represent their State and showcase their lifesaving skills in an elite lifesaving sports competition. Held over one day of competition, this State vs. State battle is contested on the beach and in the ocean.
SLSA in conjunction with each state/territory centre recently conducted a national review which was to understand how sport and recreation programs/products can be better leveraged to enhance achievement of SLS’s core purpose of saving lives.
Despite significant general membership growth over the past 20 years, SLSA has seen declining participation rates in sport and recreation programs over this period. A core element to SLS’s 2020 vision of reducing coastal drowning by 50% is the need for a large workforce of physically capable lifesavers.
Click here to read about our findings. Thanks to all our members who have contributed to the review.
A final report with proposed reforms to the SLS sport and recreation system was presented to the SLSA Board by the end of 2015.