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Surf Life Saving Association of Wales is the largest volunteer organisation for ocean safety and rescue work in the Wales. Our goal is "to prevent the loss of life through drowning.

Becoming a Lifesaver - Anyone can become a member of a Surf Life Saving Club. There are many different forms of membership. If you are aged over 15 and a competent swimmer you can enrol as an active member and train to becoming a lifesaver. To find out more ask at your local surf lifesaving club

Training to be a Lifesaver - The volunteer Beach Lifeguards are the unsung heroes of the sea. Their record in of averaging 30 rescues a year, speaks volumes for all their hard work and dedication in providing such a service to the community. A summary of these volunteers, efforts,  are shown below:

year rescues first aid advice lifeguards qualified
2015 25 332 13900 222
2016 23 336 6803 306
2017 59 171 3179 162
2018 25 137 1113 308
2019 8 58 498 233
 

These incidents and rescues would not be possible unless the lifesavers were trained to be proficient in reading and understanding the sea conditions, rescue techniques, resuscitation, first aid, and had a minimum standard of physical fitness. Therefore it is our task to provide the opportunities for their members to qualify and be continually updated in the areas. Typically throughout the year courses are provided in: Beach Lifeguarding (NVBLQ), Lifeguard Trainer, Lifeguard Assessor, First Aid, Life Support and Inshore Rescue Boats. 

For further information on Lifesaving in Wales please contact:  lifesaving@slsawales.org.uk



USEFUL CONTACTS

 

Technical Commission Chair

Hugh Murray

e-mail:  lifesaving@slsawales.org.uk

 

Secretary to Technical Commission

Mike Childs

e-mail:  lifesaving_secretary@slsalwales.org.uk

 

SLSA Wales ~ Development Tutor

Darren Williams

e-mail:  lifesaving_development@slsawales.org.uk

 

Regional Tutor ~ Vale of Glamorgan

Geraint Rees

e-mail:  lifesaving_eastwales@slsawales.org.uk

 

Regional Tutor ~ Bridgend and District

Andy Morgan

e-mail:  lifesaving_bridgend@slsawales.org.uk

 

Regional Tutor ~South West Wales

Paul Williams

e-mail:  lifesaving_southwales@slsawales.org.uk

 

Regional Tutor ~ West Wales and Awards Administrator

Richard Kedward

e-mail:  technical@slsawales.org.uk

 

Regional Tutor ~ North Wales

Roger Pierce

e-mail:  lifesaving_northwales@slsawales.org.uk

 

SLSA Wales Child Protection Officer

Julie Wisden

e-mail:  safeguarding@slsawales.org.uk

 

 

 






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