Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club
The Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club is located 40 Orestes Street San Remo in Mandurah.
The Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club is very proud of it’s history and status in the Peel region. Our members have provided many volunteer hours over many years and we strongly promote the ethos of volunteerism and community spirit.
Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club (MHSLSC) originally named the Peel Surf Life Saving Club commenced operations 1996 at Halls Head as a junior development club. In 1999 the expanding club relocated to San Remo to accommodate a maturing development and growing membership.
MHSLSC progressed from a probationary club to an affiliated club of Surf Life Saving WA in April 2005.
The city of Mandurah, after an exhaustive survey of beach locations within the city precincts identified and approved San Remo as the site for a Surf Life Saving Club building in July 2005. In 2006 a community working group was formed and a Master Plan developed. The Master plan included Concept building plans.
In 2008 MHSLSC secured funding from Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation for a Clubhouse. Further funding was later secured from the Royalties for Regions scheme and the City of Mandurah.
With funding secured for a clubhouse, construction at Eros Reserve began in 2012 and the facility became operational in April 2013.
The primary focus of the club is to provide a professional volunteer lifesaving services to the public across the greater Peel region and working to maintain a safer beach environment for the community.
Our members are all volunteers and we value our image as a healthy, family-friendly and community minded organisation.
The Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club Vision is to create a safe, enjoyable beach environment and to continue a strong focus on community education, training and development with a commitment to excellence in our service.
Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club is committed to producing the Peel community with inclusive participation, training, education and development opportunities in surf lifesaving and to promote a positive family environment that fosters pride, confidence and social well-being.
- Respect and Integrity – towards self, club, other members and the broader community.
- Striving for Excellence – always focusing on continual improvement – how can we be better.
- Growth and Development – be bold and step outside our comfort zone.
- Innovation and Creativity – Encourage and foster new ideas and exciting opportunities.
- Inclusiveness – provide a safe, accessible and welcoming club environment for all people.
- Collaboration – work together as one team to achieve the clubs mission and vision
- Participation – get involved, provide and take time to enjoy the club and all it has to offer.
- Qualified lifesavers and other active members patrol across a number of local beaches in Mandurah on Sundays and most public holidays from late spring through to mid-autumn each year. To see where the club is patrolling each week in the Mandurah Region please consult the my beach web site: https://beachsafe.org.au/
- Our active members are aged from 13 years and above and are a combination of youth (students), young professionals and family members. As well as patrolling our local beaches lifesavers are involved in lifesaving competitions, fundraising and social activities.
- The club has been recognised for its lifesaving performance with a number of state excellence awards including:
- 2006 – 3rd Place Surf Life Saving Club of the Year
- 2009 – 2nd Place Patrol Club of the Year
- 2016 – Life Saver of the Year
- Nippers and Youth Activities
- The Nipper program is based around children between the ages of 5 and 13 having fun, being active and incorporates learning about surf safety, developing surf skills and participating in surf lifesaving competitions. Nippers participate in activities every Sunday morning at various beaches in Mandurah from late spring through to mid-autumn each year.
- We also run a program called Starfish Nippers which caters for children and people with disabilities. This program runs at the same time as the Mainstream Nipper Program.
- Youth are an integral part of our club and its future. Our youth category is based around those children age between 13-19 years of age. These members get involved in all aspects of lifesaving and also participate in complimentary and fun activities as a group.
- Surf Life Saving Competitions
- Our club encourages and promotes all Nippers (from U8) and lifesavers to participate in Surf Sports activities. The club provides training through the year in preparation for different competitions and events. They even get involved in fun community based competitions as a team such as Fun Runs and Open Water swim events. The club has developed a number of state champions and medallists.
- Training and Development
- The club has an ethos of “raise, train and sustain” in the training and development space. We run regular entry level lifesaving courses annually as well as providing the opportunity for current members to upskill and requalify their current qualifications. We also offer accredited first aid training as a reasonable price to members of the public as requested.