The highly-anticipated launch of the brand new Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club is not far away, with MP David Basham sharing a sneak-peek at the almost completed clubrooms.
Formally opening on November 20th, the newly built club will feature bar facilities as well as a new kiosk, of which the club is currently seeking expressions of interests from suitable businesses. With summer not far away, the opening will be well sought-after, with beach-goers excited for the new venue.
The Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club is part of the $4.895 million State Government investment into the club to ensure volunteers can get on with their job of saving lives across the Fleurieu. This combined effort by the club members and the Alexandria Council, has been welcomed by locals since the three surf lifesaving clubs across the electorate of Finniss were given the go head for an investment into their future.
The club has long provided locals with the most significant part of summer, surf life savers, with 150 active patrolling members keeping their eyes on the beach every weekend between October and April. JetSki’s, inflatable boats, helicopters and unmanned drones assist these every day heroes over the busy summer period.
It proves itself on its family friendly atmosphere and culture of mateship. With over 500 members, they hold weekly training sessions that see over 200 kids involved in learning how to swim, surf safety skills, and progressing towards being senior life savers. Programs such as Same Wave, Vacswim, Open Water Swimming and important activities like introducing new refugees to Australian beach culture all play a part in the services Port Elliot SLSC provides.
To stay in the loop with the opening of their new clubrooms, and for more info on The Port Elliot SLSC, visit their website.