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The 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

The 2016 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the largest event of its kind, will be held on the Sunshine Coast from Saturday 16 April to Sunday 24 April 2016.

This is a one-day extension to the program from those previously announced.

Surf Life Saving’s pinnacle event and annual competition will take place in 2016 at the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba beaches.

Surf Life Saving Australia thanks Parliamentary Friends for continued funding and support

Surf Life Saving Australia has thanked the Federal Government for its commitment to a pre-election promise, to provide $8 million to Surf Life Saving over five years.

Surf Life Saving Australia President, Graham Ford thanked the Government at the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update at Parliament House in Canberra.

Coogee Camp a Big Winner for Australian Life Saving Team

The Australian Life Saving Team has taken the first steps towards winning back the coveted title as the World’s premier Lifesaving nation after a successful three-day camp in Coogee, Sydney.

Under the direction of Head Coach Danny Short and Manager Keith Caldwell 10 of the 12-strong team came together for the first of three camps in the lead up to the 2014 Lifesaving World Championships in Montpellier in September.

Meet the participants of SLSA’s National Leaders Masterclass 2014

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is pleased to announce the 30 Surf Life Saving (SLS) members, selected as part of the National Leaders Masterclass 2014.

The annual forum, for existing leaders within the SLS movement, is designed to refresh and extend participant’s leadership capabilities, gain awareness of issues, responsibilities and accountabilities in leadership and network and share ideas about leadership within the movement.

Surf Life Saving Australia and BRP partnership delivers over $1 million worth of equipment to clubs and services

The BRP Powercraft Equipment Grant, part of Surf Life Saving Australia’s national partnership with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), has delivered $1.26 million worth of essential lifesaving equipment to over 160 Surf Life Saving clubs and services around Australia since its beginning in 2009, meaning more surf lifesavers and lifeguards* are rescue-ready to save lives on Australia’s coastline.

Smartphone Patrol Management App - Coming Soon

A new Patrol Ops app will be available for members from the 2014/15 season.

The new app will be available for iPhones and Androids nationwide and features a new system to manage patrols and record all data associated with that patrol.

The app allows active members to sign on/off the patrol, record incidents, note hazards and track all patrol equipment.

Patrol Ops is split into two sections - Patrol Status and Patrol Tracker.

The Next Wave Paddling Squad seeking applications for selection

Surf Life Saving Australia is seeking applications from paddling squads, for selection into the 2014 Next Wave Paddling Squad Program.

The squad program provides the first steps for Surf Life Saving athletes in their journey to becoming elite sprint kayakers at an Olympic level.

The squads will be held over 12 months from June 2014 to June 2015 at locations around Australia, and coached by local professionals.

The squads are aimed at:

2014 Gatorade Clash of the Paddles – entries open

Surf Life Saving Australia is calling for entries for the 2014 Clash of the Paddles.

The event will be held from June 12 – 15 at popular Australian destination, Hamilton Island.

The Clash of the Paddles brings together surf lifesavers, outriggers to complete in one of the world’s toughest outrigger canoe racing events.

More than just a race, the event is an opportunity for surf lifesavers to experience the very best of Hamilton Island with an exciting off-water entertainment program, an added perk for competitors and their attending families and friends.

Olympians Bolster Australian Life Saving Team

Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia have announced the 24 names of the 2014 Australian Life Saving Team to contest this year’s World Life Saving Championships, Rescue 2014, in France in September.

London Olympian kayaker Naomi Flood, a member of the successful Australian World Championship campaigns of 2008 and 2010, returns to the women’s team while, Olympian and champion swimmer Ryan Napoleon makes his debut in the men’s team.


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