Somerton Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1960 and, from humble beginnings, has grown to become the largest surf club in South Australia. We welcome all new members.

Somerton SLSC has a proud and successful history in both life saving and competition. Our success is built upon strong family foundations, where each member can find something to interest them, regardless of age or ability, as well as enabling participation in a wide range of services to the club and the community.

The primary focus of our club is to deliver surf life saving services to ensure the safety of the swimming and surfing public. Our patrols boast the proud record of “no lives lost between the flags” while on patrol. Somerton Surf Life Saving Club is responsible for patrolling the beach between King Street, Brighton to the south and The Broadway, Glenelg to the North, on weekend and public holiday afternoons between October and April each year.

“Nippers” sessions are conducted at the beach each Saturday from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.


Adelaide to host the Lifesaving World Championships in 2018

More than 5,000 lifesavers from every corner of the globe will descend on South Australia for the Lifesaving World Championships, which will be held at Glenelg Beach and the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre from November 16 until December 2, 2018.

The International LifeSaving Federation (ILS) Championships, held every two years, is the largest lifesaving event in the world. It showcases excellence in lifesaving sports and rescue, highlighting the vital role lifesavers play as an emergency service in reducing the rate of drowning around the world.

More more information, click here.



Iron person training – Saturdays from October 14 – 10am-12pm

Hello and a welcome to the official first week of surf training. As part of the revised program for our senior athletes (u14 and above), iron-person training has been added to the schedule. Please note that this training is specifically for senior members (u14 and above) and is not all ages.

– Runners (on your feet for dry land at the start of each session)
– Wetsuit (if it’s a bit chilly)
– Bathers, towel
– Drink Bottle
– Pink Vest (no hi vis, no training)

There are two other sessions for our senior athletes which are aquatic specific and they are:
Ski training – Tuesday 5.30pm
Board training – Wednesday/ Friday 5.30pm
Ski training – Sunday 8.30am

As part of your commitment to training and improvement, please make every effort to attend all sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Brad Keighran (0417 809 142).