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"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 WALES The 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”

History

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. Commander Charles Thomson as the driving force, formed Surf Life Saving Association WALES in 1969.



About Surf Lifesaving

Surf Life Saving Association WALES is a not-for-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Number ~ 1157762. Twenty-eight 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 Ceredigion, 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.

IN THE NEWS..

MBE for Rhondda Club
The volunteers of the Rhondda (Cold Knap) Lifeguard are celebrating after being presented with The Queen`s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the MBE...
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Welsh Champion Pencampwr y Gymraeg
Pencampwr y Gymraeg

Mae SLSA Cymru yn awyddus i hyrwyddo defnydd o’r Gymraeg oddi fewn ein Cymdeithas ac yn chwilio am “Bengam...
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Welsh Championships
Entry packs for the 2017 Welsh Lifesaving Championships are now available for download through the Public Area. Please note, entries are done through...
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Hi-viz vests
Hi-viz vests are compulsory for all competitions and can be purchased from Pat or Liz Thomas, email chair@slsawales.org.uk.

SLSA Wales als...
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Entry Deadlines
Welsh Nipper Championships 8th July
Welsh Ocean Championships 22nd July

Please be aware on these dates at 20.00hrs the MIS automatic...
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