Club History

The Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club is located on the beachfront at Cotton Tree, Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. This iconic Club has served the local community continuously since 1916 and is well known and respected in National and International Life Saving circles.

Maroochydore SLSC Presidents

2020 – Current
R Elford
2014-2019
S Wieland
2013-2019
T Ryan
2006- 2009
M Dwyer
1999-2005
P Kelly
1991- 1998
D Stone
1988-1990
J Rigby
1985- 1987
R Devlin
1979-1984
S Wilcox
1976- 1978
Mal Pratt
1975
K Neil
1974
G Ashton
1973
B Claffey
1972
M Baldwin
1969- 1971
D Webster
1962- 1968
K Powel
1960 – 1961
D Webster
1957- 1959
A Wilkinson
1954- 1956
V Riley
1953
L G Peterson
1952
M R Taylor
1940 – 1951
L G Perterson
1938 – 1939
W English
1936 – 1937
T Thynne
1933 – 1935
W English
1932
A Dingwall
1931
T Thynne
1926 – 1930
V Sousaari
1920 – 1925
P Peterson
1917 – 1919
O H Youngman
1916
W Whalley

“The history of Maroochydore SLSC is a history of the thousands of men and women, who over a century, have belonged, trained, rowed, swum, run, marched
and paddled for the Club. They have turned up for patrols, pulled people from the water, made others laugh and sometimes cry and regarded it all as being a wonderful way to live.

Maroochydore SLSC has produced great surf
lifesavers, great champions in surf sports, great coaches, officials and administrators. Maroochydore SLSC is to be congratulated on its fine Centenary History, but most importantly, for its 100 years of selfless service to the bathing public.”

Graham Ford
SLSA President

Life Members

1940 W English*
1940 J Tyrell*
1951 M Gibson*
1952 L G Petersen*
1953 R Petersen*
1953 S Petersen*
1954 R C Kerwin*
1954 M R Taylor*
1955 T Prentis*
1955 V Sousaari*
1966 G Ashton
1966 J Goldsbrough
1966 Sir F Nicklin*
1966 D Webster
1967 D Foreman*
1967 N Godfrey*
1967 R Parton
1968 B Claffey*
1972 C Grimwade*
1972 D Hodgetts
1972 P Molineux
1973 S Wilcox*

1975 D Monaghan*
1979 K Richardson
1980 K Long*
1981 M Pratt OAM
1981 K Taylor
1982 B Taylor
1983 W Sharry
1985 J Rigby
1987 I Massie
1988 R Devlin AM QC
1991 B Williamson OAM
1992 W Bennett*
1993 T Lane*
1994 C Corsbie
1994 K Neil
1994 R Robinson
1995 P O’Brien
1996 P Carroll
1998 G Gscheidle
1998 B Hallam
1998 I Jobson
1998 B King

1998 D McKenzie
1998 N Siede
2000 G McKenzie
2000 D Stone
2001 W Ingram
2001 W Lee
2001 D Short
2001 R Taylor*
2002 W Gilder
2002 R Stoyle
2002 P Thomas
2002 G Topfer OAM
2003 R Barden*
2003 J Baxter
2004 A Massie
2004 C Robinson
2004 D Topfer
2006 P Mitchell
2006 V Berry
2007 L Harris OAM
2007 S Wieland
2008 P Kelly
2008 P Stubbs

2010 P Rigby
2010 S Short
2010 J O’Pray
2011 M Dwyer
2012 K Ewart
2012 J Graham
2013 N Souter
2014 N Dalziel
2014 S Ellwood
2015 I Layton
2015 P Lucas*
2015 L Grice
2015 S Bridley
2017 T Ryan
2017 G Wilkie
2017 A Vidler
2018 Anne Dun
2018 Tracey Layton
2018 Nick Clatworthy*
2019 Michael Lafferty
2019 Laurie Murphy
2019 Andy Walpole
2019 Dale Massie

Become an Active Life Saver in our club!

To become a volunteer lifesaver the first award you need to gain is the Bronze Medallion. Once you have gained your Bronze Medallion, active members are then placed onto a patrol roster and are expected to perform voluntary patrols for the Club between September and May.