MAROOCHYDORE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
‘Maroochydore Lifesaving & Swimming Club’ was founded on 01 January 1916 under the ‘Royal Lifesaving’ banner, merging with ‘Surf Life Saving Australia’ in 1931. At that merger in 1931, Maroochydore adopted the symbol of the ‘Black Swan’ – now one of Australia’s most recognised Surf Life Saving brands.
Maroochydore was the first surf lifesaving club founded on the Sunshine Coast and the only Surf Club in the region to be crowned World Club Champions (2000 Sydney, 2002 Florida) and World Youth Champions (2018 Adelaide).
Maroochydore SLSC has patrolled Maroochydore Beach and the Maroochy River Estuary continuously since 02 January 1916, on which day the first 5 rescues were performed. The Club maintains its proud record of ‘No Lives Lost’ between the red & yellow flags.
CLUB COLOURS OF MAROOCHYDORE SLSC
While Maroochy Lifesavers are now identified by the well-known black, white and blue striped cap, our foundation members royally waved a number of different coloured flags in the early years.CLUB COLOURS
Over 100 years ago, the foundation members of the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club established the pillars of which the club continues to evolve from.
LADIES IN LIFESAVING
Women have always played a vital role in the lifesaving clubs of the Sunshine Coast, however the capacity which they have been allowed to be involved in has seen plenty of change over 100 years.FEMALE INVOLVEMENT
‘The Swan’, Maroochydore’s first surf boat, didn’t get off to a flying start with World War II breaking out shortly after it was acquired by the club. Before being rowed to any National Titles, it was used to fish on the Maroochy River, and later, fitted with a motor and journeyed from the Tweed to Fraser Island.History of Surf Boat Rowing
In 1959, Maroochydore SLSC ‘capped’ the first Australian champion to return home victorious from a national competition.CAPPED MEMBERS