lifesaving

Surf life saving – Australia’s largest volunteer organisation

Surf Life Saving Australia is the national body for volunteer lifesavers.  It is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. Surf life saving officially started at Bondi in 1907. From this first surf bathing association, the movement has now grown. There are now 311 surf clubs, 160,000 surf lifesavers and 491 entities. […]

Bondi rescue lifeguards

Bondi Rescue is a show about the Bondi Lifeguards on Channel 10.  It is a very successful show that has been running for over 10 years.  The show is very popular, being broadcast in many countries around the world, and also winning many TV Logies. It follows the activity at the beach over summer, through […]

Radio Procedures 2018

Radio Procedures have changed now that the new SLSA Operations App is available. Radio Procedures for sign on Ten minutes before SIGN ON, SurfCom will remind clubs to sign on via the Operations App. SIGN ON with Patrol Bronze qualification numbers, Beach status and IRB status Within 30 minutes of SIGN ON, SurfCom may conduct […]

7th Annual BSBLSC Legends Lunch fundraiser – Friday 26th October 2018

NSW’s successful State of Origin rugby league coach Brad Fittler has accepted the guest speaker role for Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club popular and annual Legends Lunch. The lunch will provide guests with an intimate insight and reflection on one of the game’s great minds who this year coached the Blues to a much-awaited […]

City2Surf 2018 wrap-up

The Sun Herald City2Surf is a massive day at Bondi. Every year, in the world’s biggest fun run, around 80,000 people run or walk from the start line in the City, up heartbreak hill and then hobble across the finish line at Bondi beach. While the winners (This year Ben St Lawrence in 41′ 42″ and Ellie Pashley in 46′ […]

SLSA Organisation

Surf Life Saving Australia is the peak body for lifesavers.  While lifesaving started at Bondi in 1907, the movement has now grown to a size where there are 311 clubs and 491 entities, so there is a significant organisational structure to manage activities. The organisational structure is very much driven from the grass roots – […]

Bondi rescue

Bondi Rescue is a show on Channel 10 that has been running for over 10 years.  It documents the activity at the beach over summer, through the eyes of the lifeguards.  This show does a lot to raise awareness of the dangers of the beach. The lifeguards are paid professionals provided by the council that […]

The SLSA strategic plan

SLSA has worked over the past few years to create a clear plan for the movement based around the overall vision of Zero preventable deaths in Australian waters This ties in very neatly with the Bondi club vision of “No Lives Lost” To achieve this goal, SLSA aims to: Extend lifesaving coverage to match community […]

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter

Chat with the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter (Lifesaver 21) crew at North Bondi Surf Club. Lifesaver 21 is available to assist any patrol in need of their specialized retrieval and rescue capabilities, but few patrolling members are familiar with how to call them in and what to expect when they arrive. Stewart Bailey, North Bondi Life […]

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