WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Australia Records Institute (AURI) Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club: Oldest surf lifesaving club in the world

06-02-2023

(WorldKings.org) The Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club is officially recognized by Surf Life Saving Australia as the oldest surf lifesaving club in the world. It is an Australian icon and holds an indelible position in Australian history.

The Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club is Australia's oldest Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1907. The club was officially established on 21 February 1907 at the Royal Hotel in Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales. The clubs aim is to ensure "No Lives Lost" at Bondi Beach and is a volunteer organization that patrols Bondi Beach from October to April every year.

 

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club was formed at a meeting at the Royal Hotel, Bondi Junction, on 21 February 1907. The club then hosted some displays in March 1907. Bondi Life Savers were in full action by the time of this “Plucky rescue” in September 1907 and had saved 34 people over the first full season.

 

Volunteer surf lifesavers, as opposed to paid lifeguards, are trained to patrol Australian beaches. Dressed in their iconic yellow and red, the volunteers work weekends in patrol groups between four and 20 people. They undergo 10 weeks of training, earn a Bronze Medallion and a Surf Rescue Certificate, and renew their qualifications — including fitness tests, skills maintenance and first aid — annually. Patrols are often on the beach by 8 a.m., assessing the water and planting the red-and-yellow flags.

Bondi is the 2018 & 2017 Australian Masters Champions in the Australian Titles and 2017 Australian Pool Rescue Championships. Bondi has won more SLSA Premierships than any other club.

According to Wikipedia


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