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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.

Hear from SLSA's National Leadership College 2014 Participants

Each year, Surf Life Saving Australia holds an annual National Leadership College for members aged between 20 - 30 who have shown outstanding leadership in their club.

The participants at this year's College (2-7 February) were brought together for a week of learnings from team building to keynote presentations, workshops and more - all with aims of fostering and developing leadership skills amongst the participants.

International Development opportunity – Become a Surf Life Saving Officer in Kenya

SLSA, in conjuction with Australian Red Cross is supporting a Surf Life Saving Officer in Kenya. 

Help the Kenyan Lifesaving Federation to increase the presence of qualified lifeguards on Kenyan beaches. Your role will include the development of policies and procedures, training programs and hands-on water safety activities.

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