Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club hosts partners and sponsors day


Jessica Williams (17) will jump from a helicopter during a rescue demonstration on Sunday. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d449617
Jessica Williams (17) will jump from a helicopter during a rescue demonstration on Sunday. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d449617

The day will include an opportunity to see the nippers in action as they compete on the beach as apart of the junior club championships.

There will also be life saving demonstrations, including jet skis and an inflatable rescue craft.

There will also be a surfboat demonstration and a demonstration by Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s Westpac lifesaver helicopter.

Long serving member Garry Williams said the club was all about family, community and providing opportunities. “Our membership is engaged at levels of life saving,” he said.

“From our nippers like Mia and Kirra Booth, both are third generation lifesavers, to our cadets like Brea Bird and Chris Howarth who are our junior club captains.

“Jessica Williams (17) is also a member of the SLSWA Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter crew and will jump from the helicopter as a part of our demonstration.

“Our adult members include Rob Bates, who will be our patrol captain on Sunday.”

Mr Williams said SHSLSC relied on support from the community and businesses.

“Our partner’s contributions go directly back into assisting our volunteers,” he said.

SHSLSC stats

Volunteer surf lifesavers performed more than 5000 patrol hours, 57 rescues, 1187 preventative actions and administered first aid to 34 people in 2014/15.

Over the past 30 years, volunteers have performed more than 1170 rescues, 12,084 preventative actions and administered first aid to 1662 people.