Coogee SLSC has one of the proudest histories within the Surf Life Saving movement with this being our 112th year.
Seven years after our Surf Club was started in 1907, many of our members signed up to fight for King and Country in the Great War - these young men, your lifesavers, left our save shores for a war that was a world away from Coogee Beach - a war that many did not return from, and those that did would never forget the terror, the sadness and sacrifice that many of their mates made.
Shortly thereafter, and in the tradition of the ANZACS, our young members once again answered their country's call, in both the European and Pacific theatres of the Second World War.
Our own Norm 'Nob' Hill, Coogee Surf Club' longest serving member and eldest club captain, flew thirty six missions across Europe in WWII
Since these two world changing events, our fellow club members have served under the Australian flag in Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world.
On 25th of April every year, Australian & gather across the country in one of our most celebrated and solemn services - ANZAC DAY.
In April 2014 The Fallen Lifesaver Memorial was unveiled Coogee Beach. This National Memorial instigated by Coogee SLSC Members, depicts a Digger in his iconic hat together and arms in arm with a Surf Lifesaver with the traditional belt and reel that was formerly used as a rescue device.
Surf Life Saving Australia president Graham Ford said: “As surf lifesavers our job is to protect to preserve and save lives, and when the call came for our lifesavers to serve our country in war they volunteered by the thousands “This Fallen Lifesavers Memorial celebrates the contribution that surf lifesavers have made to our nation.
At Coogee SLSC our tradition has been to come together every year as a Club to remember our fellow lifesavers who have made the ultimate sacrifice along with those who have returned after giving their all.