Information and Fees

People wishing to join the Club before Registration Day (From June 1), can do so and pay $12 / month for use of equipment and the Clubrooms. 


Like all Surf Lifesaving clubs PESLSC is family friendly and offers a wide range of activities to suit all age groups. Our ‘Club night’ is Thursday, when members meet up from 5pm to train, swim , or socialise. Many members bring along food to share or snack on, and the bar is open. We even do this during winter!

People wishing to join the Club should either email or call the Club and maybe leave a message on the answering machine, or come along on a Thursday night or any time during patrolling hours and ask for a Club Council member.

We cater for

  • Juniors – Nippers and those who wish to compete
  • Associate members – non-patrolling people
  • Patrolling members who have their Bronze Medallion (and those wanting to train to achieve the medallion)
  • Samewave – people with disabilities
  • Coaches, officials, Training Officers, Radio operators, first aid officers
  • People who want a community based social club
  • Information for New Members


To become a Club member, there are two things to do.

1. Pay your fees.
2. Join or update Surf Guard

How much are the fees?


Juniors $80
Seniors $135
Family $335

What is Surf Guard?

Surf Guard is the national online membership base for everyone who is a member of a Surf Life Saving Club in Australia. You can access this yourself and keep your records up to date, helping the admin team at the Club enormously!

If you are a BRAND NEW MEMBER, you will need to download the NEW MEMBER FORM complete all details and give this form and your payment to Marty Smee [secretary], Lyndall McMahon [title] or Beth Walter [Treasuer].

If you are RENEWING your membership, you can update your own details on Surf Guard.

Police Record Check

If you are going to be working with children at the Life Saving Club, you will need to have a current Police Check (also called National Police Certificates). You can download a form or complete one electronically at the South Australia Police website.

CLICK HERE for link to Police Check. CLICK HERE for link to Police Check.

Police checks for volunteers who work with vulnerable groups such as children, the aged or people with a disability are provided free of charge by South Australia Police to organisations such as ours.

There is no charge for a police check if done through the PESLSC. Please contact Peter Francis for more information.

All about being a Surf Life Saver

Becoming a surf lifesaver does not require a high level of fitness, but it does require commitment. Horseshoe Bay and surrounding beaches are a draw card in the summer months, and last season alone our 144 active patrolling members logged over 4500 hours on the beach or in the water with over 500 incidents including rescues, first aid and lost children.

If you wish to become a member of the Life Saving team, you will be required to complete the following:

  • Attend all rostered training sessions & surf patrols. If you cannot attend a patrol you must notify your Patrol Captain or Vice Captain and arrange a substitute for your patrol. You will be expected to make up the hours missed on an alternative day.
  • Update your annual proficiency – SLSA requires all lifesavers to complete this annual examination, patrol hours cannot be credited without this certification.
  • Complete at least one surf race per month – held at 10:30am on Sunday mornings, these event assists in maintaining the surf skills required, for being a competent lifesaver.
  • Notify the Registrar in writing of any personal detail changes. Application for holiday leave should be made in writing to Vice Captain Lifesaving.
  • Pay the Registrar your membership fees when due – this is essential, as you will not be covered by the Clubs’ insurance.
    Once you have gained the Bronze Medallion, and assigned to a patrol, we ask that each member complete a minimum of 40 hours on patrol each season. If you have any difficulties fulfilling these obligations, please contact the Director of Lifesaving.


Active Membership – 15-35 years old

The Surf Life Saver

All members that wear the “red & yellow” quartered cap are volunteer surf lifesavers. They have earned and annually update the proficiency of their “Bronze Medallion” or hold a “Surf Rescue Certificate“.

Surf Rescue Certificate

Probationary surf lifesavers can achieve this award from the age of 13 to help be prepared for active patrolling duties. The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation plus a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.

Bronze Medallion

This is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. The holder of this award is over the age of 15 years and has proved proficient in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.

All members are required to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres or over a measured, open-water, course. Once this competency is completed, all clubs provide qualified instructors who will train you to the level of a proficient lifesaver. All you need to do is have the right attitude and commitment to training and anyone is capable of becoming a surf lifesaver.

At the completion of their training, a candidate’s physical fitness is tested by a 200 metre run – 200 metre swim – 200 metre run (run/swim/run) in under 8 minutes. A pool swim of 400 metres is to be completed in under 9 minutes; simulated rescues using a rescue board and tube. All these skills combine to train candidates to be an effective member of a patrol team tasked with providing a safe beach and aquatic environment.

The next step is to email us at We look forward to helping you become a surf life saver!