Scarborough Wombarra SLSC is desperately short of members this beach season.
The club has issued a statement saying they’re critically short on numbers for beach patrols, Nippers and committee members.
Club President Bindi Adams says the club has lost members over winter, with several retiring and others moving out of the area.
“We currently have three people rostered to each patrol plus one member committed to EVERY SINGLE patrol but we don’t have the numbers for volunteer patrols on Saturdays.”
“Coledale SLSC has been very supportive. They’ve offered themselves as a call-out team when we fall really short and will run courses with us to help up back onto an even keel,” says Bindi.
“The gaps leave us clambering to field fully-compliant patrols, run Nippers effectively and share the committee roles evenly,” she says. “We do have some young members coming through with a group turning 15 next year, and a bunch who will do their Surf Rescue Certificate this year, but they don’t turn 13 until next year.”
And Bindi says you don’t have to be a swimmer to help out.
“The club has multiple roles that don’t involve swimming,” she says. “We need Nipper helpers, a BBQ manager and people to sit on the committee.”
If you’re keen to contribute please contact the club via www.scarboroughwombarraslsc.org