SMLSC Presentation Night Video Launch

SMLSC’s Presentation Night is once again coming to you in an online format! 🎬📽

Jump in a zoom call with your friends or chill on the couch with your family, it’s time to celebrate the amazing achievements of our members once again!🥳** link will be posted below @7PM **

To access the video, press the link and then the play button. (No need to login into your google if you are prompted) 

Click here to watch video

Life Saving Victoria – Awards of Excellence 2021 Nominees & Award Winners

The Life Saving Victoria – Awards of Excellence 2021 was held on 7 August 2021 in a virtual format.

This year South Melbourne LSC had 6 nominations in the categories of:

🔴 Nipper Parent of the Year – Robbie Brain
🔴 Youth Athlete of the Year – Daisy Graham
🔴 Team of the Year – Seahorses R&R Team
🔴 Coach of the Year – Christine Cardwell
🔴 Official of the Year – Mary Veal
🔴 Youth Volunteer of the Year – Nick Vouk

Below is an extract from each of our nominees applications.

Nipper Parent of the YearNominee – Robbie Brain
Key Achievement this season. – Actually being able to run nippers!
To be able to implement a successful program this season with all the COVID restrictions that were implemented on everyone. This was more prudent as of mid December we were still up in the air and then we had a lock down mid program but were able to recommence and finish the season off.
To have an increase in Nippers with 170+ registered for the program this season with a huge increase in the U/6 age group of nearly 47 + nippers.
Ensuring all our kids had fun especially after the Lockdowns we had prior and the uncertainty with COVID.
Youth Athlete of the YearWinner – Daisy Graham
Silver medallist in the U/19 Rescue & Resuscitation team (South Melbourne Seahorses) at Aussies 2021 – Sunshine Coast. Achieving this with the team was significant after not being able to compete at State or National Championships in 2020. We achieved this with a new team member as well.
Bronze medallist in the U/19 Female 2km Run at Aussies 2021 – Sunshine Coast. First individual medal at a National Level on the beach. It was a great reward for Daisy’s love of running and commitment to her running training.
Bronze medallist in the 2 x 1 km Beach Relay with teammate Sarah Robinson at Aussies 2021 – Sunshine Coast. Its most rewarding being able to share the podium with a teammate.
Youth Team of the YearWinners – Seahorses R&R Team
Silver medallists and a 4th placing at the 2021 Aussies, Sunshine Coast in the U/19 Mixed Rescue & Resuscitation and Open Female Rescue & Resuscitation, respectively.
To continue to be ranked in the top two teams in Australia in their respective age group, after a new team member was introduced.
Winning both the U/19 Mixed & Open Women’s Rescue & Resuscitation events at the Victorian Championships.
Coach of the YearWinner – Christine Cardwell
After the uncertainties of 2020 and the prospect of further disruptions and unknown capacities for
sport in season 20/21, Christine was still able to retain all 8 teams (Junior – Open) However, some
recruitment was required and Christine’s ability to be able to recruit members, especially for R&R which had specific challenges and restrictions during this C19 period, is a credit to her reputation
and trust that members have in her. Christine has continued to achieve results at a national level
consistently for the last seven years. This season her teams were awarded a silver and bronze and
three teams in 4 th placings at 2021 Aussies. Innovation is always at the forefront of Christine’s coaching where she continues to develop hands on equipment to improve the training techniques and to enhance her coaching methods. After designing side pacing equipment two seasons ago, this
season she has designed a measuring tool for measuring three specific distances which is crucial to the drill component of the event. This simple but effective tool for measuring distance quickly and
accurately has assisted members that need visual cues to strengthen their understanding.
Official of the YearNominee – Mary Veal
Appointment as an Official at Nationals, Aussies21 – R&R Judge and finish judge in Master’s area.
Involvement as an Official’s Assessor (particularly in more technical orientated lifesaving sport disciplines)
Appointment as Chair of the Dry SERC Working Group for the RLSS Commonwealth Sport Development Committee. In this role, Mary is responsible for consultation and development of recommendations for the inclusion of the event in the 2023 Commonwealth Championships.
Youth Volunteer of the YearNominee – Nick Vouk
This season Nick undertook the Training Officer course and is now well on the way to becoming a trainer for both Bronze and IRB having helped train 2 Bronze/SRC camps and two IRB courses over the past season.
Nick extended his training and presenting skills by facilitating a program to a Youth group from Operation Newstart. The participants are ‘at risk’ teenagers at high school, who are given an opportunity to be exposed and learn life skills out side of a ‘normal’ school environment. The program presented included basic patient assessment, try CPR and basic water awareness and safe skills.
During 19- 20 season Nick was also the water Safety Coordinator for the Club’s Nipper Program season.
His responsibility was to ensure there was sufficient water safety personnel for all age group sessions throughout the clubs 15 week program. Nick was diligent and reliable in his management of water safety personnel and allocating appropriate rescue equipment which was the key to successful safety measures throughout the sessions. Nicks clear communication with Age Managers and Program coordinator ensured a safe environment for all. and dependent on the activities the Age Managers wished to run, appropriate water safety gear (tubes/boards/IRB) available for each session.
Nick’s keen focus to assist youth members to improve their lifesaving skills coincides with his roles as Patrol Vice Captain mentor and a Co-Mentor for the clubs Junior Committee. The Junior Committee’s mission is to increase youth interest and participation in all aspects of the Club. Nicks role as mentor to three junior members in this forum is to give guidance to projects/events planned and assist with any problem solving that may arise.

2020/21 Nippers Update!

We are still in the planning stages of our Nippers program for this season and due to the ever-changing COVID-19 environment, our program will not commence until at least January 2021. This is subject to both LSV and CHO directions.

What we do know is the program will be modified (ie. outdoors only), numbers will be capped for each age group and access to the clubhouse will be restricted.

These measures will ensure compliance with our COVID Safe Plan and social distancing requirements. These restrictions mean, more than ever, we will require more parent involvement in the program. In particular, we will need more age managers, parent helpers and water safety volunteers.

In anticipation of the program commencing in January 2021, we are looking to conduct a Nipper Parents Bronze Medallion course for those that are interested. This would be a great opportunity for you to meet other Nipper parents and to be further involved with your nipper and support the program.

Please email if you are interested in doing your bronze medallion, becoming an age manager, parent helper or water safety volunteer this season.

We hope to have further information available by the end of October regarding a potential commencement date for our program and the maximum numbers per age group.

Please keep an eye out on our website, social medias, newsletter and Team App.

Robbie Brain

Junior Activities Manager

2020-21 SMLSC AGM

*Updated Documents* Including zoom meeting ID & instructions to joining/Voting

Dear Members,
The Annual General Meeting of South Melbourne Life Saving Club, Inc. will be held on Sunday 23rd August 2020 at 2:00pm at South Melbourne Life Saving Club, 72B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park.

It is intended that the meeting will be held face to face, however subject to COVID-19 restrictions, please take note, this meeting may need to be changed to take place online.

If that is the case, SMLSC will ensure you you will be notified via email in advance of the meeting date regarding location and/or format of the meeting.

Thank you for your understanding, as changes may be with short notice, but may be necessary, subject to government changes in gathering numbers. Please find the agenda attached. Season 19/20 saw the excitement of us moving into our new building and season 20/21 will see our membership, programming and community involvement continue to grow.

Please consider where your skills or experience could be of most benefit to the Club and be proactive in offering your help. In addition to the Committee positions, there are a number of sub-committees where your assistance would be warmly welcomed. All Committee positions are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. These are:

  • President
  • Administration Manager (Secretary)
  • Finance Manager
  • Club Captain
  • Competition Manager
  • Junior Activities Manager
  • Powercraft Manager
  • Rescue Services Manager
  • Sponsorship and Marketing Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • 2 x General Committee Member

 As we do not currently have a Secretary, nominations for committee positions must be received by the President ( by Sunday 26th July 2020. Additionally, if members wish to lodge a notice of motion and/or make recommendation to the Committee for consideration of Life membership; this must be submitted to the President ( by Sunday 12th July 2020.
Thank you,South Melbourne Life Saving Club

Click on the documents you wish to download / view

SMLSC Committee position descriptions

SMLSC Virtual Presentation Night 2020 – You’re Invited!

This year due to the current COVID-19 Restrictions our presentation night will be held via a Facebook Livestream!

It will go live on Saturday the 18th of July @ 7PM – we hope to see you there

Head over to to view the stream!

We invite all members to tune in and have some laughs (hopefully not at our video editing skills, but at all the good moments from the 19/20 season)

A Facebook account is not required to view the presentation Livestream, but if you wish to comment as the video plays, you will be required to create an account/sign in.

Beach Warrior @ South Melbourne LSC – POSTPONED-


Regrettably Beach Warrior-South Melbourne has been postponed from April 5 with the current ban on mass gatherings. We are intending to run the great event when bans are lifted. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to your support at the rescheduled date.

Updates will be posted via our social media & website


We are super excited to announce our next big event.
The Beach Warrior Obstacle Race is coming to Victoria and we have been lucky enough to be selected to host this years event.
At least 20 obstacles set over a 3.5km soft sand beach run to test even the very best athletes. Run, climb, crawl, wade and muscle your way through some of the toughest obstacles on offer.

You can enter as an indivual, team or family.
Challenge your mates, workmates or teammates to see who will be the Ultimate Beach Warrior!! 💪🏼🏆
Keep an eye out for more info to come.

Early bird entries are now open for a short period. So get in quick and spread the word

Click here to register now!

More details on our Facebook

Beach warrior South Melbourne website & Prices

2020 Port to Park – Entries now Open

The entries for the 2020 Port to Park Event are now open.

To enter into the event, click here.

With a new building, a move in, the start to a new season, the 2020 Port to Park is set to be as good as ever.

Showcasing the new building, this years event is set to be as good as ever. After working out of containers and site-sheds last year, it’s nice to have a building to work out of, it’s also nice to be able to show off the new digs to all our swimmers!

Within the new facility, we’ll have registrations operating, selling breakfast options to swimmers and spectators and entertainment throughout the day, including something for the kids

Registration Opens – 7.00am
Stand Up Paddleboard Event – 8.30am
1.1km Swim – 9.30am
2.2km Swim – 11.00am


EventPre-EntryOn the day Entry
1 x Event
(Swim or SUP)
2 x Events
(2 x Swims or 1 x Swim & SUP)
All 3
(2 x Swims & SUP)

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2020 event!! Download our sponsorship packages, take a read and get in touch.


Dear Members,

It is with pleasure the South Melbourne Life Saving Club together with The City of Port Phillip invite you to the official opening of our new clubhouse!

Saturday 2nd November 2019 1:00PM 72B Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park 3206

Please join us for proceedings & light refreshments following -building tours will be run throughout the day.

Due to catering requirements, please RSVP by Sunday the 27th of October via email to Christine Cardwell (

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Christine Cardwell or any member of the SMLSC committee.

We hope to see you there!

Kind regards,
South Melbourne Life Saving Club Committee.


Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: South Melbourne Life Saving Club, 72B Beaconsfield Parade (App Withers Street) Albert Park.

It’s that time of year again! Our member registrations for 2019 have opened and its time to register for the season ahead!

This is your chance to join SMLSC as a Nipper & Patrolling member! Come along this weekend to see our new clubhouse, register, order nipper apparel and catch up with other nipper families!

Do you have a question regarding our registration day for 2019?

Contact our registrar Belinda Porter via Email or phone – 0410 090 481