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Administration of Freshwater SLSC

To ensure no lives are lost while on patrol, assist members to achieve their full potential and support the community.

Freshwater SLSC Mission Statement


  • Work in conjunction with Council lifeguards to administer first aid and assist the public who use Freshwater Beach and its immediate environs;
    Study and train in the methods of life saving and first aid;
  • Educate and instruct all members in the elements of surf safety and awareness;
  • Provide efficient life saving and first aid equipment to support the club’s objectives;
  • Provide members of the Club with opportunities to improve their ability to engage in SLSA competition;
  • Have a Youth Program designed to encourage junior activity members and their families to remain actively involved with the Club;
  • Operate in an environment where at all times the safety of children is paramount;
  • Assist the local council in improving the facilities for the community;
  • Provide all members of the club with equipment and facilities to support their involvement with club activities;
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for all club members and users of the club facility;
  • Adopt best practice in the administration, financial and general operations of the club;
  • Have a one club approach to all activities;
  • Participate as a member of SLSA.


Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club’s Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of all aspects of the club and has wide ranging operational, financial and management powers to undertake this task. The current Executive Committee is –

Title Name Email
President/Chairperson Michael Bate President
Executive Officer Richard Hawtin Executive Officer
Treasurer Michael Rees-Evans Treasurer
Club Captain/Director of Lifesaving David Price Captain
Chief Instructor/Director of Education Kelly Dobrow Education
Director Sport Paul Stormon Sport
Director Building & Facilities Michael Kirkby Facilities
Director Sponsorship & Marketing Kimberley Dales Sponsorship
Junior Activities Chairperson Tony Wessling Nippers
Director Member Services Shanny Dyer Member Services
Youth Development Officer Joshua Orr Youth


Constitution and By-Laws

The club’s constitution can be viewed at: FSLSC Constitution

Supplementing the constitution is a number of club by-laws which address a variety of operational issues impacting on the club and its membership. These by-laws are reviewed once a year to ensure on-going relevance. The current club by-laws are listed below and can be viewed by clicking on them.  Further by-laws are currently under review by our Governance panel and will be added in due course. The club also conducts its activities in accordance with SLSA, NSWSLS & SNB polices and regulations which can be found at: Surf Life Saving AustraliaNSWSLS SLSSNB

FSLSC By-Laws current as of September 2023.


Freshwater SLSC Values Statement

Freshwater SLSC’s CCTV Policy

Freshwater SLSC’s Social Media Policy

Sponsorship Guidelines


Nipper Allocated Board Policy