Prime Minister to be Patron of Lifesaving World Championships

The honourable Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister has accepted the role of Patron to the Lifesaving World Championships, LWC 2018, to be held in Adelaide this November.

A Surf Lifesaver himself, Mr Turnbull said “As someone who has long been involved with the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, I understand the importance of the work that our surf lifesavers undertake”.

The ILS Lifesaving World Championships are conducted every 2 years, showcasing excellence in lifesaving sports and rescue; attracting the most talented and skilled lifesaving athletes to compete for the title of World’s best. It is an opportunity to profile the Lifesaving Movement, the important role it plays as an emergency service and highlight our members’ contribution to community.

“We should all be grateful that the time we spend on the beach, whether by ourselves or with family is often under the watchful and dedicated eye of a Surf Lifesaver who has chosen to dedicate their time to water safety” said Mr Turnbull.

Executive Committee Chairman of LWC 2018, John Baker said “These Championships promise to be the biggest ever and the Prime Minister’s patronage reflects the stature of the event”.

“The Prime Minister has always been a big supporter of Surf Life Saving and it’s great to have him as our Patron for “the Worlds”” said Mr Baker.

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Gala Dinner tickets on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the Gala Dinner! The evening will be a great occasion to catch up with old and new friends; experience South Australian hospitality and food, as well as great music.

The evening will start with a drink trackside at the iconic Morphettville Racecourse, followed by a 3 course meal and entertainment in the Derby Pavillion, with paired wines from our official sponsor Zonte’s Footstep.

Celebrate the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in style –it will be a night to remember!

Thursday 22 November, from 6:30pm.

Tickets $120 per person – also available in complete tables of 10.

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Qantas Competition

Thanks to our exclusive airline partner Qantas, we are giving away a $500 travel voucher!

All you have to do is book your flights through our portal (use the access code LWC2018) in June or July 2018, and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win a $500 Qantas voucher.

Winner will be announced in mid-August.

Click here to book and use the access code LWC2018

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Updates to Ocean Programmes

Please be advised that the National Team Ocean programme, for both Open and Youth, has been amended to take account of the two “showcase events” and to accommodate the elimination Oceanman/woman events. We had to take in consideration the tides and other issues. Please refer to the “revised” programme for you planning.

Also the Masters Ocean programme has been corrected – the Technical Officials briefing date was originally incorrect – it is now scheduled for the correct date on the 18th November.

Updated programmes have been uploaded to the Competition Programmes page.