Lifeguards have been saving lives since 1910 on New Zealand beaches and continue to provide essential volunteer service to our communities who visit our coastline. SLSNZ is recognised as the lead coastal safety experts in New Zealand. To maintain credibility within the community, in support of this position, SLSNZ works alongside the associated clubs to ensure a quality, sustainable lifeguard service is being run, that meets the individual community need. SLSNZ will work with clubs to develop an evidence based model of patrolling that will allow site specific frameworks of supervision and surveillance. This will meet the requirements of clubs and locations that do not meet the traditional way of patrolling as well as meeting the needs of communities that we do not currently have services in.
“Purpose: To prevent loss of life and harm on our lifeguarded beaches”
Whether setting up patrol areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life. It is a motivation that marks Surf Life Saving as more than just 'something to do' at the weekend.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
We have some amazing rescue craft that helps us safe lives each year by our skilled lifeguards. Start your pathway to develop your skills and become an IRB Crewperson, IRB Driver or Rescue Water Craft operator.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Instructor and Examiner Education
Are you a leader or enjoy teaching and developing people? Then this is a fantastic opportunity to become an Instructor or Examiner of our future Lifeguards in a huge range of development programmes.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
There are loads of educational resources, videos and manuals available to view and download. Weather you are a new Lifeguard, Advanced Lifeguard, Instructor or Examiner there is plenty more to learn and develop within Surf Life Saving.
“No one drowns on our beaches.”SLSNZ Vision