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.

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 nippers@southmelbournelsc.com.au 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 (president@southmelbournelsc.com.au) 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 (president@southmelbournelsc.com.au) 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 https://www.facebook.com/southmelbournelsc/ 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


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 (christine.cardwell@southmelbournelsc.com.au)

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

New Building Update – New Lease Proposal

Dear members,

Since the last email sent regarding the building lease arrangements, The City of Port Phillip (CoPP), has provided SMLSC with an alternative option. 
This arrangement provides SMLSC with access and administration to 100% of the building, rather than part of the building, part of the time. 
While there are still some requirements, restrictions and guidelines, the club will have control of bookings and be responsible for the facility management responsibilities and utilities. 
See below for summary, for those interested in the explanation of the maintenance can read on further.

Both options will be presented to councillors and the public forum, probably the August  Council meeting and SMLSC committee representatives will attend to speak regarding the club preference. 
Currently, the committee has decided this second option is the preferable option, but we invite feedback from club members. Anyone is welcome if you would like to attend the council meeting with us also.

As time is short for the planned access to the building by the club (we were hoping to be given hand over in September), the CoPP has offered a temporary lease that will operate in good faith towards the preferred option although details will not be finalised.

We will keep you informed of any major updates. As president, I am always available for queries, 0414252027 or president@southmelbournelsc.com.au

Dinah Boswell
President SMLSC
Alison Porter
Club Captain – clubcaptain@southmelbournelsc.com.au – 0407 128 303

New Proposed Costings
Rent – $104
Maintenance – $20,000 (estimated per annum but will fluctuate according to requirements)
Insurance – $3,000 (estimated)
Total (estimate) – $23,104

Maintenance will include:
Proactive Maintenance – Cyclical maintenance to ensure the upkeep of the building as per the requirements of the Asset Management Plan (AMP)
Reactive Maintenance – General repairs as needed such as general plumbing, electrical and general maintenance.
The $20,000 is the estimated average annual cost of maintenance for this building over a 5-year term.
Club to fund all non-structural maintenance in the building (as per the AMP to be attached within the Lease). 
To ensure the building will remain fit for purpose across its useful life and to leverage economies of scale, Council contractors will undertake all maintenance works in line with the AMP. Council will invoice the Club directly for the actual maintenance costs for each period on a 6-monthly basis.
Council will undertake and fund maintenance to Essential Services and Lift Maintenance.


Save the Date
 Presentation Night
Saturday 3rd August 2019
The Vincent
111 Victoria Avenue Albert Park

Start time: 6.30pm
Cost: $40 for your delicious three course meal
Payment via: SLSA Payment Gateway
Please include the following details: Presentation Night and Names (of all you are paying for.)

If you have any questions with regards to the above, please email us.

The SMLSC Presentation Night is an opportunity for all members to have a meal together and celebrate our club, it’s members and their achievements.

We look forward to seeing you there.