The weather is warming up and our beautiful beaches are once again being patrolled right through until the end of April next year.
Council lifeguards have been patrolling local beaches since 1912, when the first paid lifeguard started on Austinmer Beach, now Wollongong Council has more than 70 full-time and casual professional ocean lifeguards working the beaches.
In addition, Surf Lifesaving Club volunteers work tirelessly to keep our beaches safe over Summer, with patrol teams on the sand across the weekends.
Sunday October 18 is Surf Club Open Day, giving the public the opportunity to see what being part of a surf club is all about.
Surf Club is going all-out. They’ll host a number of activities, including lifesaving demonstrations, a clubhouse tour, a sausage sizzle, and an information session.
SLSNSW Director of Member Services Glen Langley says Surf Club Open Day gives the public the opportunity to see the wide range of activities they can get involved with at the club.
“With more than 77,000 people involved throughout NSW, there are literally hundreds of roles to choose from,” he says. “Everything from patrolling the beach on a weekend to radio communications, administration and fundraising. Everyone has what it takes to be a surf lifesaver.”
And he says there are many benefits to joining a surf club. “You walk into a ready-made group of friends,” says Glen. “It’s a great way to spend family time together and you’re doing something great for the community.”
Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Club is always looking for new members. They invite you to come down and learn what they’re about, what they do and how your family can become involved in this great organisation.
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