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Surf Life Saving legends pay a visit to Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

On Friday 5 September, heroes of the surf and Ironmen Shannon Eckstein, Tanyn Lyndon and Ironwoman Harriet Brown paid a visit to Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School giving the kids a taste of what it’s like to be a top Australian surf lifesaver.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to encourage these guys to get involved in surf life saving and to show them what it’s like to be a part of such an iconic series that I remember watching when I was their age,” said Shannon, reigning Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Champion.

Surf Life Saving Australia reinforces vinegar as best practice in treatment of tropical marine stinger envenomation (stings)

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) today reinforced that the use of vinegar is best practice in the treatment of potentially fatal tropical marine stinger envenomation (stings) including inrukandji and box jellyfish.

In the event of tropical marine stings including box jellyfish and irukandji, the following steps should be performed:

Surf Life Saving Australia reinforces breadth of services to Parliamentary Friends

Surf Life Saving Australia President, Graham Ford reinforced the breadth of Surf Life Saving services nation-wide to the Federal Government today, Thursday 28 August 2014, at the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update at Parliament House in Canberra, ACT.

Graham Ford said that Surf Life Saving is a 24/7 Emergency Service operating to keep our community safe at the beach, at sea, on land and in the air all year round.

“This is all part of our mission to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities,” said Mr Ford.

Bronze Bay eLearning & Videos

The release of the new Bronze Bay eLearning resource has taken place, in conjunction with, and to compliment the delivery of the new Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue manual, 34th edition.

Bronze Bay is like any other surf beach. Although fictitious, it is the foundation for the delivery of the eLearning course.

Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC wins 2014 National Pool Rescue title

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) hosted a successful weekend of racing at the National Pool Rescue Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Following a weekend of a record number of over 185 contested events and several new Australian and World records, Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) was the overall club winner with Terrigal SLSC in second and Maroochydore SLSC in third. (View pointscore here

Australian Life Saving Team hits the pool ahead of World Championships

The Australian Life Saving Team, a handpicked team of Australia’s lifesaving athletes, is set to compete at Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Pool Rescue Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from 8 – 10 August, 2014.

It is the last competitive event for team members as part of their final preparations in the quest to regain the world number one lifesaving title at Rescue 2014 this September in France.

SLSA Surf Shop - ordering and distribution

Surf Life Saving Australia has been required to review the ordering, storage and distribution of SLSA gear, equipment and other resources available on the SLSA Surf Shop. This review is due to factors that are outside the control of SLSA.

The review has meant the immediate closure of the Surf Shop until further notice. SLSA will not be able to process orders placed after 6 August, 2014.

SLSA is working on an interim ordering system for clubs and services until SLSA can reactivate the Surf Shop.

Surf Life Saving Australia opens entries for 2014/15 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Series Trial

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has today opened entries for the 2014/15 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series Trial which will be held again this year at Salt Beach in Northern New South Wales on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September, 2014. Entries are now open to current, proficient SLSA members via http://carnival.sls.com.au.

North Burleigh SLSC wins National IRB Title for 12th year

North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has impressed spectators, winning the National IRB Championships at Kingscliff Beach this weekend for a 12th time.

After today’s finals, North Burleigh SLSC finished with the highest pointscore on a total of 52 points, 29 points in front of New South Wales favourite, Kiama Downs SLSC on 23 points and Queensland’s Kurrawa SLSC in third on 21 points.

North Burleigh SLSC also won the title in 1994 (tie with Nobbys SLSC), 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.

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