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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
2020 54 47 52855 25
2021 15 32 300 310

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:


2022 Incident Form Click Here



Technical Commission Chair

Hugh Murray



Secretary to Technical Commission

Geraint Rees



SLSA Wales ~ Development Tutor

Darren Williams



Regional Tutor ~ Vale of Glamorgan

Geraint Rees



Regional Tutor ~ Bridgend and District

Andy Morgan



Regional Tutor ~South West Wales

Paul Williams



Regional Tutor ~ West Wales

Richard Kedward


SLSA Wales Awards Administrator

Richard Kedward



Regional Tutor ~ North Wales

Roger Pierce



SLSA Wales Child Protection Officer

Julie Wisden






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