Fremantle Youth

Calling all Youth!

Are you missing the warm weather, beach and sunshine?

Well the new season is fast approaching so make sure you keep an eye on the Club News for updates re upcoming events and activities.

A huge welcome to our intrepid U13s from the previous season who will be joining us as U14s this year, and we say fond farewell and thanks to many of our awesome U19s as they move from Youth into Senior activities. We hope to see you still coming down to the beach and maybe helping out with our younger members when you can.

Keep an eye open for emails, news and our  club calendar on the website for information on courses,  and other fun activities as the season approaches.

Hope to see you all back on the beach again this season, enjoying time with your friends and getting involved with the various awesome activities at the club.

If you have friends who are thinking about giving it a go, why not invite them down on Registration day so they can find out more.

If you have any questions please call the Club on 9335 4359 or Email [email protected]

The Fremantle Youth Development Program is the next stage for teenage members who have completed nippers or are new to the club and who wish to participate in a structured, supervised training environment.

The Youth Development program:

  • for members aged between 13 & 18 yrs of age
  • provides a transition from juniors (nippers) and an introduction to the senior activities
  • involves older club members who act as mentors and skills coaches
  • enables youth members to learn new and enhance existing skill sets
  • trains future surf lifesavers so they are fully equipped to participate in beach patrols
  • develops responsible caring members of the community
    fit young people
  • enables youth members to retain a connection with the club
  • provides a recognition and rewards program for the youth members

Program Aim and Structure

The Program aims to provide continued learning and support for young people to help them become valuable members of the club, capable patrolling lifesavers, skillful competitors across a range of areas, and respected members of the local community. The program covers the following areas:

Training and Awards

Surf lifesaving education programs – Bronze medallion, First Aid, Resuscitation and various other SLSA awards

Skills Coaching

Surf sports training workshops and specialised coaching for non-competing and competing individuals to develop new skills and areas of expertise

Off Beach Activities

Development and Leadership Camps – Rise up Camps – promoted by Surf Life Saving WA., TOAD Camp – (Teamwork, Opportunity and Development), SLSA Leadership College – conducted by SLS Australia on the east coast., Club committee roles

Social Activities

Camaraderie and fellowship functions. Surf Life Saving is a great way to hang with your mates while volunteering to save lives. The Club will conduct youth orientated social activities and also encourages youth members to attend all Club social events.


Do I need to be a fast swimmer?

NO! Being a super athlete or having bulging muscles does not define a surf life saver.

Is it competitive?
No! It is all about joining in and giving it a go rather than winning. The primary objectives of Surf Life Saving are about providing a service to the community, the users at the beach and ensuring their safety in and out of the water. You can make your surf club experience as competitive as you like!
Who are the Youth Committee?
Youth activities are managed by our Youth Committee. The committee is charged with achieving the aims and objectives of the Youth Group. They would like to hear from you on what you would like to see happening within the Youth Group The Youth Committee would also like youth members to be active members of this committee. Contact the Club Office if you would like to be part of the youth committee.
How do I access the Youth communications?

Information is passed via the club newsletter, Youth facebook page, emails and Club announcements on the beach.

Through these communications channels you will find out about, upcoming events and anything else Youth related.

For this information to be effective please make sure the Club Office has your current email address and that YOU READ the information sent to you.

Effective communication two way process we also would like to hear from you.

What is the last date we can do our Proficiency?
By the 31st of December each year all active members must re-qualify their awards. Watch the club web site, newsletter, face book page and or notice boards for details. The annual test is simple and covers the basic lifesaving skills.