The LSLC CLUB
Approaching fifty years, Llandudno Surf Lifesaving Club (LSLC) has provided lifeguards to Llandudno Beach. We have trained hundreds of lifeguards through our Nippers programmes and Junior lifesaving, enabling them to successfully complete the Lifesaving South Africa qualifications.
We are a growing passionate lifesaving club, motivated by excellence, friendship and utter fun. Our members actively participate in club activities ensuring a friendly and welcoming vibe and we are proud to be an integral part of the Llandudno community.
Keeping Llandudno Beach safe for over five decades
The Llandudno Surf Lifesaving Club was established in 1972 and originally operated out of a modest wooden shack located on the water’s edge of Llandudno Beach. While the clubhouse has been modernised over time, it has never lost its old-world charm. The old photos on the walls show that while time may have passed, the electric and fun-filled atmosphere is still evident today.
With its white sand and crystal clear aquamarine water, Llandudno beach enjoys a Blue Flag status. The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.
Our lifegaurds patrol the beaches and ensure the safety of all beach goers, which is a key requirement to maintain this blue flag status. Our members are very proud of the fact that no drownings have ever occurred on Llandudno beach while our
Ensuring our sustainability
Our highly successful Junior lifesaving programme, which starts with our Nippers programme, creates a solid pipeline of lifesavers for our club.
Nippers are our youngest members, they are aged between 8 and 14 years and are trained in the skills and responsibilities necessary for lifesaving. They also participate in competitions with hundreds of Nippers from other clubs across the country.
Many go on to become Juniors, Seniors and Masters who compete at a global level, and most importantly, become lifelong friends.
Our Junior lifesavers (Juniors) are aged between 14-18 years of age. Many of our Juniors were previously Nippers, they start the Junior Lifesaving Award (JLA) course and then take a rigorous exam to pass. Once a child turns 16 years old or coming into lifesaving for the first time being 16 years of age, they take the Lifesaving Award (LA). These qualifications allow our members to be a part of our voluntary duty squads that patrol the beaches across South Africa and train and take part in local and national competitions in a variety of beach and ocean disciplines.
Our Nipper and Junior parents play an integral role in ensuring the future of the lifesaving club. Many of our members, some who are Masters, have been with our club since they were Nippers, and this has helped maintain our club culture and ethos.