On the 15th January 1916 a second meeting of the Club was held at Deans Boatshed on Petrie Creek. It was decided that that the Club Colours were to be Royal Blue, Canadian Red (white piping) and a pale Blue star.
A second flag appeared in about 1927 – a Royal Blue and White flag, still with the Pale Blue star, featuring the motif ‘M L S & S C’. This was the second flag of the Royal Life Saving era 1916-1931, after which the Club switched to Surf Life Saving in order to join up with all the Gold Coast surf clubs.
By 1935 a third flag was in use – a Pale Blue flag with a Black Swan intertwined with a White ‘M’. This flag was the symbol of a conscious break from the livery of Royal Life Saving. Maroochydore SLSC joined Surf Life Saving in early 1931-32. The ‘Black Swan’ then emerged as the Club logo for the first time.
THE BLACK SWAN
When Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club merged with Surf Life Saving Australia in 1931, they adopted the symbol of the ‘Black Swan’, over time becoming one of Australia’s most recognised Surf Life Saving brands.
‘Maroochydore’ in the traditional language of the Kabi-Kabi Tribe, the Traditional Owners of this place, means ‘Home of the Black Swan’.
In April 2015 the ‘Star’ flag and traditional costumes were revived and unveiled in time for our Centenary celebration Season (pictured right). These flags are enduring symbols of our unity and of the services delivered by our members in Maroochydore for over a century.