A vital part of this vision was, and still remains the training and education of our younger members who, if they wish could become the beach lifeguards of the future.
Originally housed in a railway carriage, we now have a purpose-built club house on Newport beach.
We have a full social programme and participate enthusiastically in a variety of local events.
Newport Surf Lifesaving Club is a registered charity, and as such relies heavily on grants, donations and fundraising events to help with the ongoing costs of the club.
Everyone is welcome*. We start our Nipper training from 7 years of age, and have opportunities for all. There is no upper age limit, so come along and give it a go!
For those members who are 16 and over, there’s an opportunity to take the full Surf Lifeguard qualification which can open up a number of opportunities. Further advancement to Trainer/Assessor qualifications are also possible should you wish.
We also welcome parents and relatives to join in and help with running the club. There is a common perception that one has to be outstanding in the water, or have an encyclopedic knowledge of beach safety to help at the club. This is most definately not the case and training can be given where necessary.
It is a friendly and sociable way to get together and have fun in the water, learn new skills as well as first aid, resuscitation and water safety awareness.
We are members of the Surf Lifesaving Association of Wales and also work closely with the RNLI.
As one Newport’s longest established clubs we have a long and successful record of service – as well as training hundreds of members over the years , we have rescued in excess of three hundred people with many lives being saved.
A good time is had by all with regular events and meets with other local associations.
Activities run most weeks throughout the year – check our Latest News for alterations
- (May to October 2014) Thursdays: 6.00pm – 8.00pm Junior and Nipper sessions on Traeth Mawr, Newport
- (November- March 2014/2015) Wednesdays: Nippers (5.00pm- 6.00pm) and Juniors (6.00pm-7.00pm) Still water pool sessions at Fishguard Leisure Centre
Our voluntary service has supplied qualified lifeguards on various beaches, and at Fishguard and Crymych pools.
The IRB safety boat service is available to all water sports between Dinas Head and Morfa Head.
We are a registered charity funded by voluntary contributions and are affiliated to the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales and the Royal Life Saving Society.
(Elusen Gofrestredig: Registered Charity Number: 1059436)
*Should members wish to take part in water based activities, a minimum swimming ability is required. Please ask for further information.