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...need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Our lifesavers love sharing their extensive knowledge: from where is the safest place to swim at the beach to what is a Portuguese man o' war! Submit your question/s below and we'll respond promptly with an answer.

Meet our Lifesaver James

James is a member of Fingal Beach SLSC and is also part of the Hunter Branch Support Operations. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving for over 20 years and generally uses the IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) while on patrol.

Over the last 4 years James has been a presenter for the Beach to Bush program where lifesavers head ‘bush’ to visit schools in rural and remote NSW to share beach and waterways knowledge. He has presented to over five and a half thousand rural students!

Don't forget to say hi to James if you see him at the beach, he can help you with any of your questions.

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Meet our Lifesaver Will

Will is an an active patrol member of Maroubra SLSC.

A first-generation Australian, Will gained his Bronze Medallion in 2013 and was recognised as the Chief Instructor’s Award for Best Bronze Medallion Candidate.
Will loves sharing his beach safety skills and knowledge to the community to foster diversity and inclusion.

He will love to answer any of your questions.


Meet our Lifesaver Adrienne

Adrienne is a member of the Dee Why SLSC on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and has been a surf lifesaver since 2002. She has been a Patrol Captain, Chief Instructor and the Club’s President. She loves to participate in lifesaving surf sports events and officiate at the Branch, State and Australian Championships.

Her passion lies within education as she is a Training Officer, Assessor and Facilitator for some of the highest education awards in Surf Lifesaving. Adrienne is currently the Director of Education for the largest Branch in NSW.

She enjoys educating the community in beach and ocean so much that she has volunteered her time and knowledge to visit rural and remote schools in NSW each year since 2003 in the annual SLSNSW Beach to Bush program.

Adrienne will love to answer any of your questions you may have on beach and ocean safety.


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Learn more about staying safe at the beach


Before you visit the beach go to the Beach Safe website. Find a beach near you including local conditions, lifesaving services, safety advice and information about flags, signs, rips, and waves.

Beach & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

What is a surf lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!