The Surf Life Saving Association of Wales is the Governing Body for all the voluntary beach lifeguard clubs in Wales, stretching from Barry in the east to Aberystwyth in the west and Anglesey in the north. From a handful of people and clubs five decades ago, SLSA Wales has now grown to 31 clubs from south to north Wales and almost 3,200 volunteers. Truly an outstanding record and achievement, particularly when you consider how many lives have been saved by these volunteers. Over a thirty-two-year period, 2,016 rescues were performed and 4,879 lifeguards qualified; can there be a better endorsement for the work of the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales, its lifeguard clubs and its volunteers?
With the support of the RNLI and the North Wales Outdoor Partnership, SLSA Wales has launched a big drive to create more voluntary lifesaving clubs in North Wales. Initially, efforts will be concentrated in Barmouth, Penmaenmawr, Colwyn Bay and the Llyn Peninsula.