Surf Lifesaving Club
Welcome to Fairy Meadow Surf Lifesaving Club
Our Club is one of 17 in the Illawarra area that patrols the coast line from September to April each year. Our volunteer Lifesavers are on duty Sundays and Public holidays, while the paid Wollongong City Council Lifeguards cover weekdays and Saturdays.
Fairy Meadow is a sociable Club, popular with locals and University students studying at the University of Wollongong. We have a fantastic Nippers program, our Junior Club has a relaxed nature and is based around family, fun and friendship.
We are always looking to welcome new members into our Club, you can now join online.
Current members can head to our Members section using the main menu above to access useful information and look at upcoming events.
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Quick Survey to help one of our members with their Masters research project.
Do you frequently use the ocean for recreation, professional or volunteer work?
If so, we would love to hear from you through a short online mapping survey as part of a research project for a Masters student at the University of Wollongong. The project is exploring the perceptions and behaviours of ocean-users in relation to human-shark encounters. All you need to do is click this link “COMPLETE THE SURVEY NOW“, place a ‘pin’ on a map to show where the interaction took place and answer a few short questions. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. There is also the opportunity to be involved in follow-up interviews about your interaction.
A huge thankyou to the IMB Bank who, through their Community Foundation Grants 2020, will be providing Fairy Meadow SLSC with the funds to purchase a brand-new Inflatable Rescue Boat or ‘IRB’.
Our current IRB is over 7 years old and our secondary or back-up IRB is over 13 years old, they are becoming increasingly more difficult and expensive to maintain in a rescue ready condition. For a little over a decade the club has utilised twin hull IRBs, although these craft have unique advantages, they are out classed by the newer single hull designs. The club is excited to be transitioning back to using single hull IRBs (as is now the requirement of SLSA). The single hull craft are lighter, faster, and more maneuverable making them an exceptional rescue craft that will improve our response capabilities on Patrol and after hours.
Fairy Meadow SLSC in the past has regularly responded to emergencies from the Caravan Park at Towradgi and as far down as Puckeys Beach. We have also responded to Search and Rescue operations far outside of these areas. This new IRB will be used for Patrol, Support operations, and for water safety for our Junior activities. Thank you again to the IMB Bank for their support of our Club, our Members, and our Local Community.
Thank you to Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club
As a small Club Fairy Meadow SLSC on occasion seeks assistance from larger clubs to cover our Patrols. This gives our members a well-deserved break and ensures that we do not exhaust our members. Members from larger Sydney Clubs are always eager to help out and always enjoy Patrolling a different, and quieter beach. This is just one way that Surf Clubs across NSW assist each other for the common goal of supporting our local communities. On the 22nd November members from Wanda SLSC were down at Fairy Meadow – A huge thankyou to Lachlan, Greg, Charlie, George, Nichole, Amelia, Glen and Dee for Patrolling our beach and taking the time to participate in some education with our Nippers.
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