"The association aims to develop and improve National and International standards of life saving
on the beaches of Wales, whilst co-operating with all organisations with similar aims."
Peter Lake, MBE -
SLSA Wales President
Charity No. 1157762
WELCOME TO SLSA WALES - SURF LIFE SAVING ASSOCIATION OF WALESThe Surf Life Saving Association of Wales is the largest volunteer organisation for ocean safety and rescue work in Wales.Our goal is "to prevent the loss of life through drowning”
Surf Life Saving originated in Australia in the early 1900s with the growth of seaside towns and the interest in swimming. Surf Life Saving was then introduced into Great Britain in 1955 in Bude, St Agnes in Cornwall and Brighton in Sussex.
Clubs were formed in Wales during the mid 1960s at Aberavon, Atlantic College , Barry, St Johns , Llantwit Major, Pen-y-bont, Porthmawr & Rhoose.
Throughout 1967, leading into the winter of 1968, discussions took place between Charles Thomson, Leader of the Extramural Department at Atlantic College, John David and a number of other people, notably Reg Whittle, Frank Clark and Alf Thomas, in creating the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales. In the spring of 1968, John David was elected as the first Chairman, Reg Whittle as Secretary and Margaret Whittle as Treasurer.
ABOUT SURF LIFESAVING
Surf Life Saving Association WALES is a not-for-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Number ~ 1157762. Thirty-one voluntary lifeguard clubs currently affiliate to SLSA Wales from Jacksons Bay, Barry in the east to Aberystwyth in the west and Rhosneigr on Anglesey in the north. Covering every Local Authority from the Vale of Glamorgan to Gwynedd, the majority of our lifesavers complete patrols on the weekend and in their own free time.
The primary aims & objectives are to save lives, to develop and improve National and International standards of life saving whilst co-operating with all organisations with similar aims. We also aim to provide the facilities for young people to participate in organised life saving.
Surk Life Saving Association of Wales is a voluntary community based organisation committed to reducing coastal drownings in line with the UK drowning prevention strategy 2016 - 2026.
Here are the rescues and first aid treatments that our voluntary lifesavers have carried out so far in the 2021 season:
FIRST AID 3
IN THE NEWS..
Multi Club Rescue
On Tuesday evening 25th May, many clubs attended Whitmore Bay (Barry Island) for training and NVBLQ awards.
Just as the awards were about ...
COVID update 25 May 2021
In line with the Welsh Government guidelines, clubs are now able to increase their outdoor training to a maximum of 50 people and indoor training to 3...
Electronic Incident Forms
For 2021, the Lifesaving Commission have introduced electronic incident forms for reporting club incidents. Traditionally, the SLSA Wales`s secretary...
2021 Sport Events
The SLSA Wales Board of Trustees and the Sports Commission have undertaken a further detailed review of possible events for 2021.
2021 Theory Assessments
2021 theory assessments practice papers for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (NVBLQ) can now be viewed in the Members Only area and then the Assessments f...