The Coogee Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1907 by a group of concerned locals who thought that the surf bathers needed protection from the dangers and the vagaries of the surf.
Together with six other surf Clubs Coogee was a Foundation Member of Surf Life saving Australia.
From humble beginnings where we operated out of a wooden shack, our first Clubhouse was built in 1910. All the members performed patrols on weekends until a roster system was eventually devised.
Coogee has always been at the forefront of Surf Life Saving. The first mass rescue, night surf carnival, major surf carnivals and the development of the resuscitation technique all happened at Coogee. This has created a great sense of camaraderie and loyalty to the Club.
Today, Coogee SLSC is one Australia largest Surf Clubs with a strong Nipper team of around 1,000 Nippers and over 600 Surf Lifesavers all volunteering to Patrol Coogee Beach
Our Coogee Surf Lifesavers are highly skilled in many areas and are there to ensure your safety at the beach, and if needed they can apply their lifesaving skills in rescue and assistance.
You can purchase the club's historical reference book: Coogee Surf Club, A Century of Vigilance & Service.
The book costs $75, and an extra $25 for postage & packaging.
Coogee SLSC Centenary Video