Raglan Junior Surf Life Saving Club Update


Raglan Surf Lifesaving Club (RSLC) is looking forward to another fun, action packed and inspiring season of Junior Surf.


RSLC will be kicking off again on Sunday 6 November at 10am at the Clubhouse and the Club is taking registrations right now for members aged 5-14. There are many benefits to participating in Junior Surf. Our members learn about surf safety, reading conditions and managing themselves in our West Coast environment.


If they can handle a beach such as Raglan, they will be safe on any beach around New Zealand. We have multiple pathways they can follow ranging from general surf safety and fun activities, opportunities to compete in regional and national events for those who have a passion for competition and for those who are looking towards a potential career or way to give back to the community there is the Lifeguard pathway.


After having some activities limited by Covid, we are now looking towards rolling out our full programme, including competition events on the beach and in the pool both in Raglan and at other beaches, the Raglan raft race, attending the Anzac parade, having a float in the New Year’s Eve parade, Overnight stay, movie and fun night at the clubhouse and many more.


The club always welcomes new members and as part of Junior Surf, families become club members. If you have always wondered what the view looks like from the clubrooms, here’s your opportunity!


The Junior Surf programme works through a framework to allow students to progress both within the season and over the years with the ultimate goal of being Surf Lifeguards themselves. Once you reach 12 years old, you can join the Rookies programme which fine tunes your Lifeguard skills, allows you to spend time on patrol and prepares you for your Surf lifesaving award. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the annual Northern Region Rookie challenge.


Junior Surf has an amazing team of coaches, all who are qualified lifeguards and we also have a supportive parent community helping out and taking on roles and learning new skills such as Competition Management, Surf Official, Coach or even becoming Patrol Support or Active lifeguard themselves. Families are actively encouraged to participate and to support the children both in the sea and on the beach.


You can register now at www.raglansurflifesaving.org.nz/members or email Travis  at juniorsurf@raglansurflifesaving.org.nz


Raglan Surf Club provides free training for people aged 14 and over who are keen to train as lifeguards and to commit to patrolling on the beach over the summer season. This runs from Labour weekend until Easter and lifeguards generally patrol for 1 weekend per month. Lifeguarding is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people, have fun, get fit and give something really important back to the community. There are even opportunities to get paid over the peak season if you reach minimum requirements at interviews.


Pre-requisites for being able to register for the training are:

  • Age 14 and over
  • Ability to swim 400m in under 9 minutes
  • Confidence in ocean swimming and waves
  • Strong commitment to being a lifeguard

For more information contact: Cory Harvey

Email: chiefinstructor@raglansurflifesaving.org.nz