South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club Inc. is a voluntary organisation, established in 1959, established to provide a safe aquatic environment at the south end of Maroubra Beach. We are affiliated with Surf Life Saving Sydney, Surf Life Saving NSW and Surf Life Saving Australia. We are an organisation available to families, students and individuals.
South Maroubra Surf Club is nestled in Arthur Byrne Reserve located off Fitzgerald Ave, Bernie Kelly Drive, South Maroubra. We are accessible by car with a 200 plus car park facility or by foot with a bus stop 250 mtres. We fall within the Randwick City Council municipality.
Some South Maroubra Surf Club Facts
The South Maroubra Surf Club started when a group of men from Malabar saw the need for lifesaving services at the South end of Maroubra Beach.
Our club patrols the beach every Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday from October to April of each year. South Maroubra Beach is well known for its great surf and with over 1000 members our patrolled beach has never lost a life, between the red and yellow flags, whist a patrol has been on duty.
We are a progressive club that enjoys excellent relations with our local community, councils, registered clubs, local pubs and other significant corporations in the area.
We are most fortunate to have the former premier of NSW, Mr Bob Carr as our club Life Patron along with William 'Bill' Haigh former State Labor Member for Maroubra and Randwick City Council Mayor. Michael Daley the current State Member for Maroubra is our club Patron, these gentlemen are frequent visitors to our club and its functions.
Our club is administered by a Board of Directors, duly elected annually by its members. The current club chairman is Mr Paul Fownes who has been an active lifesaver for over 25 years.
South Maroubra has been widely acknowledged throughout its history as a provider of 'Outstanding Community Service', this title extends to Lifesaving Services provided and a general commitment to a better all round community through a range of initiatives. We boast to have grown Olympic Champions, including Ronald McKeon, Jane Saville & Natalie Saville, Malcom Allen, Brett Hawke and well known Lifesavers in Samantha O'Brien and Jacquie Robinson.
The South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club also has a fine history of hosting major lifesaving events over the years including:-
NSW State Championships (1985, 1996, 1999 & 2001)
Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch and NSW - Inflatable Rescue Boat Carnivals
Kelloggs' Nutri Grain Surf League (televised nationally on Channel 9)
Numerous Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch Championships
Annual December - South Maroubra Age (Jnr) Sydney Carnival
We can offer you as a member:
Fun with people your own age, personal development & leadership opportunities, Competition at Branch, State and National Surf Life Saving events, lifesaving education including the Surf Bronze Medallion, First Aid and Resuscitation.
We are devoted to the safeguarding of life at South Maroubra and welcome you to join our club and assist us in providing a valuable community service.
Attached to this article is this seasons Nipper, Open and Masters Competition Coaching timetable. This includes beach and flag training, nipper and snr board training along with Surf swim, belt and tube training.
Our next registration night for members (new and old) that wish to obtain their Bronze Medallion or Surf REscue Certificate - please attend our Award Introduction Night on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 7pm in the surf club Kelly Lounge.
If you have your own competition board we remind you that each piece of competition equipment must be scrutinized prior to being used in carnival competition. There will be a scrutineering morning at Sth Maroubra on Saturday, 18th October 2014 from 9am to 12pm. If this applies to you, turn up with your board which will be checked and itted with this years approved stickers.
This newsletter contains important information surrounding our club activities over the next few weeks including nippers, social activities, Oktoberfest plans, Patrolling Members Proficiency dates, our December South Maroubra carnival and much much more.
All gym member users will have received emails from the Club relating to a DRAFT South Maroubra SLSC Gym Instruction & Guidelines document which has been prepared for feedback . A copy of the doucment is also on the Club notice board in the foyer and on the notice board in the Gym.
It would be appreciated if Gym Users would kindly read and review the document and provide feedback to Linda Perrin email@example.com or ph. 0421151359 by 17th October 2014.