About Us

Club Membership is open for application from any person (over 6 years old), that is able to assist the Club in its goals, which are primarily patrolling our designated beach (Bulcock Beach, Caloundra), and educating members and the public in water safety and life saving techniques. The Club is not affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), and is independant of SLSA, being affiliated with The Royal Life Saving Society of Qld Inc. Whilst our operations, training and manuals are very similar (in many cases almost identical), the Club operates under The 'Royal Life Saving' umbrela and qualification framework.

The Club is relatively small in size having approximately 40 senior members, 40 junior members, and 40 social members (which varies from season to season), however we are well equiped and friendly. The core of Club membership is either young members (6 to 16 years), or members aged over 30 years. Members of Surf Life Saving Clubs may join (and do not normally need to obtain permission from their Surf Club), and in most cases the Club will recognise SLSA qualifications.

The Club is vary active in pool life saving competitions, in particular members compete at the Royal Life Saving State and National Championships, also members of the Club compete at the World Life Saving Championships conducted by ILS, and have won medals at most events over the last 15 years.

If you are interested in joining, or would like more information about the Club, please contact the Club Club Captain (refer to the Contact Us page).

 

Recipients of Club Awards

The Club issues a number of awards to its members each season, the following list details reciepients of perpetual awards.

The Patrons Cup
Donated by Joe Venning, for continued outstanding contribution at pool training.
1969/70 : Angela Perry
1970/71 : Angela Perry
1971/72 : Linda Gallaghan / James McClelland / Doug Hawly
1972/73 : Judith Godwin
1973/74 : Bronwyn McClelland
1974-78 : (not awarded)
1978/79 : Peter Bell
1979/80 : Leah Doyle
1980/81 : (not awarded)
1981/82 : Stephen Pearl
1982/83 : Michael Madden
1983/84 : Paul Barry
1984/85 : Scott Conway
1985/86 : Jose Zahran
1986/87 : Catherine Stumer
1987/88 : (not awarded)
1988/89 : Simon Johnson
1989/90 : Tom Dunstan / Benjamin Kells
1990/91 : Karen Morris / Claire Morris
1991/92 : (not awarded)
1992/93 : Claire Morris
1993/94 : (not awarded)
1994/95 : Graham Meiforth / Bianca Spraggon
1995-97 : (not awarded)
1997/98 : Kerrie Bell/Tegan Bell
1998/99 : Natasha Selwood
1999-02 : (not awarded)
2002/03 : Lynda Barry
2003/04 : (not awarded)
2004/05 : Matthew Warner
2005/06 : (not awarded)
2006/07 : Andrea Theis
2007/08 : Andrea Theis
2008/09 : Adam Smyth
2009/10 : Kim Jeffs
2010/11 : Paul Barry
2011/12 : Chris Mahon
2012/13 : Anthony Barry
2013/14 : Samantha Barry
2014/15 : Roslyn Edmunds, Graham Edmunds, Kate Bennett, Dominic Stower

The Presidents Shield
Donated by Brian Davis MLA, for continued outstanding contribution at coast/patrolling activities.
1979/80 : Stephen Skinner
1980/81 : Bronwyn McClelland
1981/82 : (not awarded)
1982/83 : Gordon Palmer & Adam Musial
1983/84 : Yvette Barry & Michael Madden
1984/85 : Michael Madden
1985/96 : Stephen Pearl
1986/87 : Paul Barry
1987/88 : (not awarded)
1988/89 : Catherine Stumer
1989/90 : Karen Miles/Paul Hudson
1990/91 : Jeffrey Phillips
1991/92 : Scott Conway
1992/93 : Mathew Schneider
1993/94 : Salina Currie
1994/95 : Mark Riken/Salina Currie
1995/96 : Salina Currie
1996-98 : (not awarded)
1998/99 : Brendan OĆ­Shea & Tony Spriggs
1999-02 : (not awarded)
2002/03 : Matthew Kay
2003/04 : (not awarded)
2004/05 : Bob Sims
2005/06 : Jeffrey Phillips
2006/07 : Brad Clegg & Paul Seto
2007/08 : Diane Clegg
2008/09 : Robert Schwartz
2009/10 : Robert Schwartz
2010/11 : Christopher Mahon
2011/12 : Paul Barry
2012/13 : Henry Webb
2013/14 : Henry Webb
2014/15 : Cosimo Ronconi

Senior Lifeguard of the Year
The Mark McArdle Trophy, for best performing Senior Member of the Club.
2005/06 : Isaac Cox
2006/07 : Jim Connelly
2007/08 : Robert Schwartz
2008/09 : Robert Reid
2009/10 : Sam Coxeter
2010/11 : Paul Seto
2011/12 : Paul Seto
2012/13 : Paul Barry
2013/14 : Paul Biggs
2014/15 : Henry Webb

Secretary's Encouragement Award
Donated by Helen Morris, for overall Club encouragement.
1992/93 : Hannah Gadsden
1994-97 : (not awarded)
1997/98 : Aaron Dahm
1998/99 : Corey Dahm
1999/00 : Sarah Dahm
2000/02 : (not awarded)
2002/03 : Tracey James
2003/05 : (not awarded)
2005/06 : Michael Smith
2006/07 : Paula Preston & Nick Robinson
2007/08 : TBA
2008/09 : Sam Coxeter
2009/10 : Paul Seto
2010/11 : William Arber-Colmer
2011/12 : Lydia Allen, Paul Biggs, Margaret Marsh, Vanessa Mullins
2012/13 : Cosi Ronconi / Julie Schuler
2013/14 : Kate Bennett / Olivia Galina / Michael Smith
2014/15 : Conor Biggs, Paul Clarke, Gary Smith

The Darrelle Renew Trophy
Donated by friends of the late Darrelle Renew (nee Stubbs), Club Captain from 1967 to 1969.
2009/10 : Jeff Phillips
2010/11 : Robert Schwartz
2011/12 : (tba)
2012/13 : Paul Biggs
2013/14 : Cosi Ronconi
2014/15 : Paul Barry

Fundraising Award
The member who has raised the most funds for the Club during the season.
1999/00 : Paul Barry
2002/03 : Bruce Cowling
2008/09 : Lynda Barry
2009/10 : Patricia Barry
2010/11 : Patricia Barry
2011/12 : Patricia Barry
2012/13 : Vanessa Mullins
2013/14 : Paula Koda
2014/15 : Not awarded

Rookie Lifeguard of the Year
The 'rookie' member who has contributed the most to the Club during the season.
2007/08 : Lauren Deagon
2008/09 : Samantha Barry
2009/10 : Chris Mahon
2010/11 : Chris Mahon
2011/12 : Henry Webb
2012/13 : Jessica Simpson
2013/14 : Jessica Simpson
2014/14 : Katja Biggs, Marie Dunne

The McClelland Trophy
Donated by the McClelland Family, for most number of patrol hours for a Cadet Lifeguard.
2006/07 : Sam Coxeter
2007/08 : Samantha Barry
2008/09 : Jake Theis
2009/10 : Brittany Jeffs
2010/11 : Brittany Jeffs
2011/12 : Not awarded
2012/13 : Gemma Koda / Rebecca Mullins
2013/14 : Katja Biggs / Gemma Koda
2014/15 : Not awarded
2015/16 : Melissa Buddle

Junior Lifeguard Program: Life Saving Skills Award
For demonstrating a high level of Life Saving Skills.
2004/05 : Louisa Cools
2005/06 : Jake Theis
2006/07 : Issac Wilson
2007/08 : Emma Green
2008/09 : (not awarded)
2009/10 : Kurt Theis
2010/11 : Gemma Koda
2011/12 : Reid Alderton / Katja Biggs
2012/13 : Gabi Wilson / Aiden Leicester / Tom Reid / Reid Alderton
2013/14 : Emily Moore / Zoey Miller / Alyce Webb / Annie Simpson
2014/15 : Hayley Buddle / Joseph Quantrell 2015/16 : Gemma Taylor and Ruby Webb

Junior Lifeguard Program (Cadet): - Life Saving Skills Award
For demonstrating a high level of Life Saving Skills.
2005/06 : Lauren Deagon
2006/07 : Samantha Barry & Jake Theis
2007/08 : Chris Mahon
2008/09 : Alliyah Higton / Chris Mahon / Jack Wrebb
2009/10 : Alice Green
2010/11 : Kellie Johnson / Emily Pearce
2011/12 : Jayden Macklin
2012/13 : Gabi Wilson
2013/14 : (not awarded)
2014/15 : Beau Clarke and Laura Galina
2015/16 : Lillian Quantrell and Joel Phillis

Junior Lifeguard Program: Most Improved Award
For improving Life Saving Skills.
2004/05 : Amy Mavers
2005/06 : Sean McNevin
2006/07 : Alice Green & Emma Green
2007/08 : Laura Barry
2008/09 : Jack Mannion
2009/10 : Gemma Koda
2010/11 : Alice Green
2011/12 : Jordan Barletta / Taylor Rees
2012/13 : Ruby Webb
2013/14 : Nathan Aguilar-Simcoe, Oisin Mackle
2014/15 : Joshua Campbell
2015/16 : Sara-Beth Lamey and Monique Hanlon

Junior Lifeguard Program: Junior Lifeguard of the Year
The Mark McArdle Trophy, for best performing Junior Member of the Club.
2002/03 : Amy Mitchell
2003/04 : (not awarded)
2004/05 : Emma Kobez
2005/06 : Louisa Cools
2006/07 : Lauren Deagon & Jake Robinson
2007/08 : Sarah Mannion
2008/09 : Jake Theis
2009/10 : Izaac Wilson
2010/11 : Alice Green
2011/12 : Gabrielle Wilson
2012/13 : Katja Biggs
2013/14 : Gemma Koda
2014/15 : Annie Simpson
2015/16 : Alyce Webb