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Event Safety info for Clubs

Surf Life Saving New Zealand provides high quality Event Water Safety services for public events in, on or near water.

Our service includes:

  • Advice to event organisers
  • Event safety planning
  • Provision of trained lifeguards

Our guiding principle: Open Water Safety Guidelines

We've developed these in response to the increasing popularity of water based events like ocean swimming, triathlons and the growing demand from event organisers/race directors for SLSNZ members to provide lifeguarding services at events.

The guidelines ensure that event participants are safe and event organisers/race directors are confident of using best practice water safety.

Our service: Implementing the Guidelines

Part of the Event Water Safety service we provide includes developing and finalising event safety plans and agreements with event organisers/race directors. Our trained Water Safety Coordinators then work directly with event organiser/race director to ensure the water event safety plan is implemented at the event.

Information for Surf Life Saving Club & Members

If your club is approached by an event organiser, a school or any other organisation you should direct them to fill in an enquiry form and send it to

Here are some helpful documents which will assist you if your club is contracted to provide event safety services. If you need advice or assistance please contact SLSNZ Event Safety Coordinator

Click here to view more information on event safety.