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 About Lifesaving 

Find out what it takes to become a Clifton lifeguard. And more information on different lifeguard qualifications.
How to become a Clifton lifeguard.


DHL is now the title Sponsor of the Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club. Helping us Deliver Safety on the Clifton Beaches.


Forms, annual fees, membership types & more information on how to join the DHL Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club.
Apply for Membership.


Clifton Surf is a non-profit volunteer based organisation that oversees the public safety of Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach.

We have over 350 members made up of Nippers, Juniors, Seniors and Masters.

Our 4 Volunteer Duty squads Arcadia, Barker, Cherry and Duiker proudly patrol Clifton 1st to Clifton 4th beach from 12h00 till 18h00 on Saturdays and 10h00 till 18h00 on Sundays in season and all public holidays between 1st November and Easter weekend.

In addition to this community service, our lifeguards and members are involved in competitions, fitness training, social development programmes and beach safety awareness initiatives.

We also have a very strong nipper movement that trains 8-14 year olds in lifesaving skills and living a healthy lifestyle.

We currently have close to 200 registered nippers at Clifton Surf.

Training takes place every Sunday from 10h00 – 12h00
Nippers complete LWP Competency Tests from level 1 to level 3

Micro Nippers start from age 5 – age 7
U10 – 8yr/9yr
U12 – 10yr/11yr
U14 – 12yr/13yr

Nippers compete in 3 inter-club competitions, Provincial Champs and National Champs on a annual basis. We have a wonderful vibe within the nippers, a strong parent support base and Clifton is one of the top 3 nipper clubs in the Western Cape.

Join us and learn about the world of lifesaving whilst giving back to your community by providing a service.

Anton Gaylard (Mobile No. TBC)

Junior membership has been gathering momentum and currently we have a healthy 45 and growing every season. Juniors is a natural progression if you were a nipper and if not then the age category (14 -18yrs) that allows access to active lifeguarding on our beaches for young teenagers, an essential life skill and great outdoor recreational activity.

U15 – 14yr
U17 – 15yr/16yr
U19 – 17yr/18yr

Age divisions within juniors at competition level for individual events are U15, U17, and U19 and are combined as one age group for team events.

Brad Bendall (082) 883 2777

Current membership is at around 20 with many of the current Seniors having started out as nippers and many still fulfilling vital leadership roles as active lifeguards within the squads on our beaches.

At this level 19 yrs and older it becomes a test of dedication to not only club but also lifeguarding as other demands such as employment and tertiary education on these young adults time begins to increase.

Club Captain: Craig Getz (083) 5182129

Over the years we have been and are still fortunate to have many of our Masters as members and parents of a significant number of Nippers and in some cases Juniors and some active committee members. This is probably the ultimate test of any club and a reflection of club ethos.

Secretary: Alison Templar


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