New Brighton Surf Bathing & Life Saving Club

New Brighton Surf Bathing & Life Saving Club

New Brighton Surf Bathing & Life Saving Club

  • Needs Volunteers

The New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club is the oldest surf lifesaving club in New Zealand having been formed in July 1910. New Brighton SLSC has had a distinguished history as both a lifesaving and a sporting organisation. New Brighton SLSC is as relevant to the wider Christchurch community today as it was back in 1910. The club continues to provide an invaluable community service in the form of voluntary lifeguard patrols. Every weekend though mid November to March the club puts out is red and yellow flags on the New Brighton beach between the hours of 11am and 5pm giving the pubic a safeguarded place to swim over the summer months. At the end of the season club members will work a combined total of approximately 2000 voluntary patrol hours. The Club prides itself on being a well rounded service to the community, from offering its voluntary lifeguarding service as well as offering surf sport and Junior Surf. Surf sport is competition based around the Surf life saving movement were events are designed from the action of rescuing victims or to improve skills lifeguards need to be better lifeguards.