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Drowning Deaths Increase on Our Beaches and Coastal Waterways - Highest in 9 Years*

Surf Life Saving Australia sends a strong message to Australians this summer and it’s not just to swim between the flags

Drownings on Australian beaches and coastal waterways have reached the highest in nine years according to the 2013 National Coastal Safety Report conducted by the peak body for coastal safety, Surf Life Saving Australia, and launched by The Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, in Canberra today.

Surf Life Saving calls on all Australians to help save more lives this summer

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Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) launched a new national community awareness campaign to mark the first day of summer on December 1.

The campaign, featuring the iconic Noisework’s track Touch calls on the Australian community to support the movement by donating much needed funds to the 100+ year old charity.

The campaign is fronted by Ironman legend Trevor Hendy who is calling on all Australians to understand the importance of community support for the Surf Life Saving movement.

Pamela Hendry’s World Record as Aussies Create History in German Cup

Queensland’s pool rescue swimming queen Pamela Hendry is the toast of the Australian Life Saving Team today after her world record breaking swim in the 100m Manikin Carry as the Aussies were crowned German Cup Pool Rescue Champions for the first time in Warendorf.

Hendry, 21, inspired her team to a six medal haul on day two, including two gold, two silver and two bronze for an overall meet tally of three gold, five silver and three bronze medals and to a history-making first ever win in the prestigious international pool rescue competition.

Aussie Lifesavers Win One Gold, Three Silver And a Bronze in German Cup

The Australian Life Saving Team has collected five medals, including a relay gold on the opening day’s competition at the prestigious German Cup Pool Rescue Lifesaving Championships in Warendorf.

After a record-breaking opening day the nine-strong Australian team finished with one gold, three silver and one bronze medal in a sizzling session of swimming that saw two World and four European records set.

Australians Buoyed By BeNe Cup Results – Now for German Cup

The Australian Life Saving Team has arrived in Warendorf brimful of confidence for this week’s international German Cup of pool lifesaving after encouraging performances at the BeNe Cup in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The four-day German Cup starts Thursday and concludes on Sunday.

Australia finished second overall in the two-day meet in the Netherlands attended by the cream of Europe’s lifesaving teams including Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium and a small but select New Zealand team, who are the current world champions.

The Aussies 2014 Early Bird Entry Offer

To celebrate the return of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies) to Western Australia and entries opening for the highly anticipated 2014 event, Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is offering Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) the chance to WIN $5,000 towards their Aussies 2014 Western Australian Experience! 

Book during the early bird offer period (now until Thursday 16 January 2014) and your SLSC will go in to the draw to win $5000 towards the best of Western Australia’s tours and accommodation offerings to ensure your club’s stay is a memorable one.

Beachsafe 3.0 updated to include new safety, conditions and social features

Australia's foremost beach safety website, Beachsafe.org.au has been updated to include new features, tweaks and fixes. 

Latest features include:

• The Beachsafe Safety Screen updated to include full patrol information for all nearby services (such as volunteer lifesavers and professional lifeguards).

Statement from Surf Life Saving Australia

Surf Life Saving Australia has confirmed its ongoing cooperation into the inquest of the death of Matthew Barclay during competition at Kurrawa Beach on 28 March 2012.

General Manager of Capacity & Capability at Surf Life Saving Australia, Kitty Chiller said the safety of Surf Life Saving members continues to be first and foremost, and is always an integral step in the planning and development of our national competition events.

SLSQ Partners with Breaka Flavoured Milk to Deliver Surf Safe Message around Queensland

Two iconic organisations in Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) and Breaka Flavoured Milk have joined forces to ensure that the beach safety message reaches every corner of the state through a new partnership. With the ink still drying on the agreement, plans are already underway to implement benefits throughout the community and surf life saving movement around Queensland.

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