ZERO PREVENTABLE DEATHS IN MIAMI BEACH WATERS
OUR MEMBERS WILL SAVE LIVES, HELP DEVELOP GREAT AUSTRALIANS, AND BUILD OUR CAPABILITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY GOOD
Becoming a lifesaver is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself, your family and the community. Not only are you keeping the public safe on the beach, you are also building bonds and friendships that last a lifetime.
The beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the ‘tests’ of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.
Surf Sports is a big part of who we are as a club. We provide our Juniors, Seniors and Masters with the opportunity to take part in our surf sports training and instil the skills required to compete in lifesaving carnivals.
The Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was officially formed on 16th March 1947 and founded by six men from Southport SLSC. Another five men joined the first Bronze squad, run over the Easter weekend that same year. They are the foundation members. The Miami surf club has grown significantly since then, from a timber shack supporting 11, to a cohort of 600 who recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary. In 1998, the Miami Beach Supporters’ Club was established under a close, cooperative relationship with one strategic goal: to provide financial support for the betterment of our lifesaving services. Miami has always been one of the smaller clubs on the Gold Coast, yet one with a proud history of cultivating a family-oriented environment. Our no-gaming-machine policy has enabled the club to focus, fully, on its members and is one of the reasons that our Nipper and Youth Development programs are so strong. The club, in the last 10 years, has seen only 175 rescues, yet over 9,000 preventative actions and this is a testament to the calibre of lifesavers who call the Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club their home.