South New Brighton
PO Box 18504
The South Brighton SLSC was formed in 1929 with the objective of patrolling the beach to ensure the safety of swimmers. Eighty years on we have grown into one of Canterbury's most successful sporting organisations. Boasting an exceptional patrol and competition record, the club has won over 200 National titles since its inception and has been Canterbury's top club for the last decade as well as winning New Zealand's top club award for five seasons in a row- a competitive record unmatched by any other New Zealand club. Our active members still maintain voluntary patrols at the South Brighton beach during the summer season with safety of the swimmers our number one priority. We have over 200 active and social members ranging in age from five years right through to those in their late eighties.
1989 - 1991 Canterbury SLSA Club of the Year
1994 - 1997 Canterbury SLSA Club of the Year
1999 Canterbury SLSA Club of the Year
2002 SLS Canterbury Club of the Year
2005 SLS Canterbury Club of the Year
2014 Canterbury / Tasman Awards of Excellence - Kesteven Cup - top 5 person Ironman Relay team at K-Day
2014 Canterbury / Tasman Awards of Excellence - Oliver Turpin Cup - top overall team at K-Day
2014 Canterbury / Tasman Awards of Excellence - Rescue of the Year 7/12/2013 (Brad Wilson, John Creighton, Rochelle Creighton, Ben Keys, Millie Johnston, Sol Somerville, Quinn McNaughtan and Rohan McNaughtan)
2019 Canterbury / Tasman Awards of Excellence - The Allan Lee Top Beach Team - Open Male Double Ski team
South Brighton is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between 15 November 2019 and 15 March 2020. Volunteer lifeguards patrol from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturdays and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sundays.
A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm during 16 December 2019 to 31 January 2020.