Archive: Sep 2018

26 . 09 . 2018

My Beach

Coastal and ocean drowning deaths in WA on the decrease

  Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) National Coastal Safety Report 2018, released by Senator Bridget McKenzie at Parliament House earlier this month, revealed 110 people lost their lives to drowning on the Australian coast over the 2017-18 period, 13 of which occurred on WA shores. Following a record high last year in WA, with 28 […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

25 . 09 . 2018

My Beach

Two bronze for WA’s Jake Smith in Germany

While most people in WA enjoyed the relaxing spring sunshine and Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Trigg Island’s Jake Smith was taking on the world’s best pool rescue athletes at the DLRG Cup in Warendorf, Germany. The SLSWA Youth Athlete of the Year was named in the six-strong Australian Life Saving Team (ALT) German Cup squad […]

Surf Sport

12 . 09 . 2018

My Beach

2018 Awards of Excellence Winner Profile: Liam Burke

Being the youngest in a family of lifesavers, Liam grew up around the sun, sand and surf down at Fremantle SLSC, joining Nippers as an Under 8. Fast forward to now, and Liam is one of our two AGL Lifesavers of the Year for 2018. He’s a true leader and mentor, with a passion for […]

Awards of Excellence, Clubs & Members

01 . 09 . 2018

My Beach

SLSWA helicopter patrols take to the air for the 2018-19 season

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters, funded by the State Government, will be back in the skies over Perth and the South West as of today (1st September) as the service kicks off for the 2018-19 season. Last season, the longest to date thanks to $2.8m funding from the State Government, saw […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue