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Preview- The Aussies 2014 - less than three weeks to go!

This year’s Aussies will see a changing of the guard – or more like a changing of the guards, with some of the sport’s biggest names appearing for the first time with their new clubs and with that a change of cap.

The most recent change has been Zane Holmes, who started his career with Kawana Waters, had a huge impact at Northcliffe and will appear at the Aussies in the green and white quartered cap of Currumbin in the ski events.

Rips Forum Reveals New Findings

Surf Life Saving Australia hosted the Rip Current Forum on Friday 28th February 2014. At the forum, the RIPSAFE research team (a collaboration between the University of New South Wales [UNSW] and SLSA with funding from an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant) presented their initial findings into the physical science and social geography of rip currents.

Yallingup lifeguards awarded January national Rescue of the Month

Surf Life Saving Australia has awarded the January 2014 National Rescue of the Month to Western Australia’s Yallingup Lifeguards.

Rescue of the Month is a national initiative to recognise the courageous and outstanding achievement that our lifesavers and members perform on our coastal waterways every day.

The rescue deemed this month’s most remarkable took place on Friday 10 January, when lifeguards Janek Ferrandi and Ben Sowter rescued three surfers who had been dragged by a rip 500-600m off shore at Smith Beach.

Australian Youth Lifesaving Team nominations are open

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are pleased to announce that that an Under 19 team will represent Australia at the 2014 World Lifesaving Championships to be held in Montpellier, France in September.

Australia has a successful history within the Youth Tournament at the Lifesaving World Championships and is now calling for the following positions (as per a new team management structure).

Surf Life Saving Australia to support new standard for buoyancy aids (life jackets)

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) today announced it will support the Australian Standards Committee in developing a new Australian Standard specification for buoyancy aids for use in special performance activities including surf lifesaving.

Surf Life Saving Australia CEO, Greg Nance said that SLSA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of water safety and event safety for its members, beach goers and the general community.

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