SLSA Wales train volunteer beach lifeguards. Some of these lifeguards patrol with clubs and others use their qualification to gain employment.
Lifesaving sport is one of the only sports with a humanitarian focus. All the sporting events are based upon skills to make lifeguards perform at their best. The skills learnt test speed, agility and reaction times.
Not a confident swimmer? Shore-based first aid roles are essential to support the lifesaving team on all beaches in Wales.
With more than 3000 members, the Surf Lifesaving Association of Wales works to improve everyone's access to and enjoyment of our beaches. For more than 50 years, our volunteers have conducted lifeguard training and patrols. Nationwide, our clubs educate members from the age of five on beach safety, lifesaving, and exercise techniques, fostering the development of healthier and more secure coastal communities.