Our youth members (aged 13 to 16 years) are the future leaders of the surf life saving movement, thus we want to provide opportunities for them to learn and develop new skills to not only become better surf lifesavers, but also contributors to their local communities.

SLSWA aims to achieve this through four key initiatives, the Youth Program, Youth Leaders Program, Youth Development Camps and Youth Awards, as well as through other pathways such as the Youth Officials Program.