The Surf Life Saving Association of Wales is the largest volunteer organisation for ocean safety and rescue work in Wales. Our goal is “to prevent the loss of life through drowning”
SLSA Wales is also a not-for-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Number ~ 1157762 and was formed in 1969. Twenty-eight voluntary lifeguard clubs currently affiliate to SLSA Wales from Jacksons Bay, Barry in the east to Aberystwyth in the west and Rhosneigr on Anglesey in the north. Around 3000 people are members of SLSA Wales and they are based in areas covering every Local Authority from the Vale of Glamorgan to Ceredigion and Anglesey in north Wales.
Working in partnership with the RNLI, SLSA Wales provide the majority of paid lifeguards employed on the Welsh beaches during the summer months.
The motto of SLSA Wales, is ‘Vigilance and Service’ and its primary aims & objectives are to save lives, to develop and improve National and International standards of life saving whilst co-operating with all organisations with similar aims. We also aim to provide the facilities for young people to participate in life saving activities and organised sporting competitions.
The Governance of SLSA Wales is through the Management Board of Trustees who are underpinned by four Commissions representing Lifesaving, Powercraft, Sport and Youth. The Commissions are responsible for delivering the annual management plan to support the Board’s strategies that will see the organisation fulfill its purpose.