Welcome to Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club
We are a small volunteer organisation located on the Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia approximately 50 kms south of the state capital Adelaide. We provide rescue services to our stretch of coastline and provide regular patrols on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays during the summer months as well as emergency out of hours callouts.
We also compete in State, National and International Life Saving competitions and train members from the age of 7 to over 70. Our membership tally for 2021/2022 has grown to more than 300.
The Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club plays an important role as a unique community service, aquatic rescue, sporting and character-building organisation.
As further service to our community Aldinga Bay SLSC is privileged to have a Sandcruiser Wheelchair that was donated by McLaren Vale District Lions Club making Aldinga Beach accessible to people with disability.
All though Aldinga Beach would be classed as one of the safest beaches in the Mid Coast it does have its moments. Over 350 lives have been saved and thousands prevented from dangerous beach and surf conditions by club voluntary patrols since the club’s inception in 1978.
The area patrolled by the Aldinga Bay club stretches over a 5 kilometre area between the protected reef area at Aldinga Beach boat ramp to the cliffs at Sellicks Beach. Beach conditions provide a natural area for surfers, skin divers, fishers, swimmers, kayaks and tourists.
Aldinga Bay beach is recognised as one of the region’s premier beaches .
Each season, members volunteer over 2,500 beach and surf rescue patrol hours between October and March in order to keep beach users, swimmers and surfers safe.
Aldinga and Sellicks beaches attract in excess of 300,000 visitors each year.
(Source: Australian Bureau of Census & Statistics – Beach Visitor Survey 1986).
Over past summer seasons, public attendance at Aldinga Bay has increased due to the increase popularity and a population increase in our local area. Aldinga Beach is the fastest growing suburb in the City of Onkaparinga area
Stable & Sustainable
Men and women of all ages are trained in beach and surf safety, physical fitness, first aid, resuscitation and life skills. Expert training officers provide lectures and demonstrations to not only club members but to broader community groups.
The club in particular provides opportunities for youth to:
· learn life skills;
· grow social networks, and
· strengthen their sense of purpose and belonging.
Members actively contribute to the club’s purpose of saving lives, creating great Australians and
building resilient communities.
With active recruiting and youth development programs currently in place, the future is set for the continued success in all facets of surf life saving at Aldinga Bay.
Our Core Values
Aldinga Bay Surf Lifesaving Club is affiliated with Surf Lifesaving Australia and its State branch here in South Australia and so follows its motto of “Vigilance and Service”.
Surf Lifesaving in Australia turned 100 years old a couple of years ago and its influence has spread around the world.
Surf Lifesaving is a great way for young children to achieve an understanding of a wide range of skills such as swimming, surf knowledge, sun safety, beach running, first aid and social interaction skills all while having fun and being active.
Please take a look at our Juniors page to learn more about how your child can become a nipper with the Aldinga Bay SLSC.
There are a range of ways that our senior members participate in club activities. Senior age group is from 15+ and from this age they generally undertake further training that provide the skills to be more responsible in patrolling our beaches and also continue to be actively involved in surf sports. Surf Lifesaving is a great pathway for our young lifesavers as they transition to adult hood and become more involved as volunteers in the community.
Surf Life Saving Masters are eligible to compete in master’s events after reaching the age of 30 years (to 70 years and over). They must have attained the Bronze Medallion, be proficient each year, and be current members that fulfil patrol and/or other obligations to their club. Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club encourages its Masters members to participate in administrative, management and/or activities including Surf Sports, Officiating and Coaching.
Aldinga Bay SLSC would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for your support.