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Surf Life Saving Australia sends condolences to US Lifeguard

Surf Life Saving Australia today joins the international lifesaving community mourning the tragic loss of Orange County lifeguard Ben Carlson, who drowned while undertaking a rescue on Newport Beach, California overnight.

“Surf Life Saving Australia conveys its condolences to Ben’s family, Orange County Fire Chief Scott Poster, Chief Lifeguard Rob Williams, all of Ben’s colleagues and the United States Lifesaving Association for their loss,” Surf Life Saving Australia CEO, Greg Nance said.

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) SLSA funding reduced

Surf LIfe Saving Australia (SLSA) is disappointed to confirm the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has made a decision to reduce SLSA’s High Performance funding from $605,000 to $205,000. 

As a result of this decision, SLSA has confirmed the phasing out of its Olympic Pathway program known as ‘The Next Wave’. 

Surf Life Saving Australia is working with a broad range of stakeholders affected by the outcome of this Winning Edge funding announcement from ASC.

Gatorade Clash of the Paddles - Wrap

The Gatorade Clash of the Paddles was run over four exciting days at Hamilton Island in the (usually) picturesque Whitsundays, from 12-15 June 2014.

In sometimes challenging conditions, a variety of races were contested by paddlers of both surf and ocean ski’s including a 3km race, 7km race, and a long-distance 25km downwind course from Lindeman Island to Hamilton Island’s Catseye Beach.

Ironman Leech to return to Coolangatta Gold to celebrate 30 years for iconic race

Original Coolangatta Gold Ironman champion Guy Leech will return to the Gold Coast this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his historic victory in 1984.

Leech, now 49, will team up with a hand-picked team of former champions to re-trace the footsteps of a race that transformed Ironman racing and launched his career.

SLSA International Lifesaving Training Opportunity, Onjuku, Japan

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking three SLSA Lifeguards, Patrol Captains or Trainers to deliver advanced lifesaving training in Onjuku, Japan in mid-late July 2014 for approximately three weeks.

Hosted by the Japan Lifesaving Association (JLA), the purpose of this project is to deliver advanced surf lifesaving training based on that of SLSA and consistent with the certificates of the International Life Saving Federation; SPECIFICALLY First Aid (BLS), Surf Life Saving (ILS Beach Lifeguard) and Training Officer (Trainer/Assessor).

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