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Located 263 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, where the Princes Highway meets the Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, population 30,000 is a coastal city bounded by two rivers, the Merri River to the west and the Hopkins River to the east. Warrnambool is renowned for its safe, sheltered beaches, moderate climate, parks and gardens, its first class sporting, cultural and entertainment facilities 

The Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club (WSLSC) has 436 members and provides voluntary patrols of the surf beach in summer so that swimmers and surfers can enjoy the ocean and surf safely and enjoy their holidays. The Club contributes to the local community by providing sport and recreation, skill development and offering first aid and emergency services.

The WSLSC runs a comprehensive Nipper (age 7 to 14) program from December to February. This program is complimented with specific development programs and training squads for our younger members to assist their skill development and their integration into the senior area of the Club.

The Warrnambool clubhouse overlooks the main beach and has spectacular views of the beach and fronts on to the beach promenade. As well as housing the club’s emergency equipment it also provides training facilities to its members and in the summer months, is a social meeting place for members. The Beach House Restaurant is located within the Club Building and offers a licensed restaurant serving meals and light snacks throughout the day.

The WSLSC operates in a unique location and as well as utilizing its facilities for club functions the club encourages local community groups to make use of the club room facility.

WSLSC is well regarded competition club, both at state and national level and competes in all surf life saving competition areas including: surf boats, ski and board paddling, surf swimming, iron-person, beach sprints and beach flags. Training programs with experienced coaches provide the opportunity for members to achieve their competition goals whilst improving their skill and fitness level. Once members have obtained their minimum awards and patrolling requirements, they can compete at local, State, National or International carnival level.

The Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club is managed by an Executive Board that consists of a President, Vice President and ten Directors. The Directors hold respective positions of:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Club Captain
  • Chief Instructor
  • Board and Ski Captain
  • Boat Captain
  • Nipper Team Representative
  • Competition Officer
  • OH&S Officer
  • Publicity Officer

Each Director is responsible for the effective management of their directorate in-line with overall club objectives. Positions of Responsibilities within the committee structure are:

  • Building
  • First Aid
  • IRB / ATV
  • Radio Officer
  • Gear Steward

Full Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Further details of the committee positions and their job specifications are available from the Club Secretary

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2014 )