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Swim Safely This Summer

Swim Safely This Summer

Durban’s golden beaches, washed by the warm Indian Ocean, are an idyllic summer playground. Have fun, but remember to exercise caution. Observe beach safety rules and cooperate with the lifeguards on duty.

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Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) trains more than 2000lifeguards every year! In association with 80 affiliated clubs, the organisation maintains a presence throughout SA.

LSA is a registered member of the South African SportsConfederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and theDepartment of Sports and Recreation (SRSA). They are also long-standing members of the International LifesavingFederation (ILS), Commonwealth Lifesaving and the RoyalLifesaving Society. Lifesaving SAs core business however, is to provide a voluntary lifeguard service that benefits all communities and the country at large. They have around5500 members who perform voluntary lifeguard duties operating at 50 coastal (Surf) clubs and some 30 inland (Stillwater) clubs across South Africa.

Nippers – lifeguards of tomorrow A Nipper is a young member of the lifesaving movement who is between 8 and14 years old. LSAs Nippers are an important part of the organization, with clubs throughout SA offering training in surf and pool safety. On completion of the course, Nippers can progress to the Intermediate and Advanced levels. Once they have completed all three courses, at the age of 15 they can train to become a Junior Lifeguard. Once the member turns the age of 16, they commence training to achieve full Lifeguard status.

LSA also has a long-standing relationship with the SouthAfrican Police Services, providing Lifesaving training to SAPSmembers and is very active in developing lifesaving in theWild Coast (former Transkei).

SURF LIFESAVING CLUBS IN ETHEKWINI

  • AMANZIMTOTI SURF LIFESAVING CLUB –
    074 495 5007
  • ANSTEYS SURF LIFESAVING CLUB,BLUFF –
    083 286 0405
  • BALLITO LIFESAVING CLUB –
    082 789 3332
  • DURBAN PROFESSIONAL LIFEGUARD CLUB,NORTH BEACH –
    031 322 4357
  • DURBAN SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, NORTH BEACH –
    031 337 0448
  • MARINE SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, ADDINGTON BEACH –
    031 823 3650
  • SUNCOAST PIRATES SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, BATTERY BEACH –
    031 337 0191
  • SUNKIST SURF LIFESAVING CLUB, CLARENCE RD –
    dmacminn@barloworld-equipment.com