Surf Life Saving originated in Australia in the early 1900's 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 1960's 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 Registered Charity
organisation. Twenty-six voluntary lifeguard clubs currently affiliate to
SLSA Wales from Jacksons Bay , Barry in the east to Aberystwyth in the
west. Covering every Local Authority from the Vale of Glamorgan to
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.
The Association governs surf