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Between the Ears

By |2019-12-29T18:47:12+08:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Competition, History|

Competition Newsletter of the Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club (The race might finish between the flags, but between the ears is where the race is won and lost...and it’s also where the famous red and white cap of Swanny sits…)   In late 2009 early 2010 Peter Brigg produced three editions of Between the Ears, [...]

Nude, Crewed, Red White & Blued, The Best of Swanny Shorebreak 1982-2007

By |2019-11-17T20:22:51+08:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: History|

Nude, Crewed, Red White & Blued, The Best of Swanny Shorebreak 1982-2007 Nude, Crewed, Red White & Blued is the Best of the Swanny Shorebreak newsletter from 1982-2007. Please see the Historical Records Officer, Tim Tucak for an electronic copy of Nude, Crewed, Red White & Blued, The Best of Swanny Shorebreak 1982-2007 compiled by Peter [...]

Striving To Serve Part 1½ – Swanbourne-Nedlands S.L.S.C. – The next 25 Years 1982-2007

By |2019-10-23T17:00:25+08:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: History|

Striving To Serve Part 1½ – Swanbourne-Nedlands S.L.S.C. – The next 25 Years 1982-2007 is the Club's second history book, covering obviously the twenty five years from 1982 to 2007 and following on from the first history book. Written by Peter Brigg the history book is 90 pages in length. Copies are available from the Club [...]

Surf veterans rescue plaque

By |2019-10-21T16:08:05+08:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: History|

Post Newspaper, 19 October 2019, Page 40 Surf veterans rescue plaque By BEN DICKINSON A plaque commemorating the first WA lifesaver to win a national title has been saved from vandals. Swanbourne Nedlands Life Saving Club’s veterans groups arranged to install the plaque, honouring the late Bernie Kelly, on a plinth outside club headquarters. The plaque [...]

Striving To Serve – Swanbourne-Nedlands S.L.S.C. – The First Fifty Years 1932-1982

By |2019-10-22T16:54:23+08:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: History|

Striving To Serve - Swanbourne-Nedlands S.L.S.C. - The First Fifty Years 1932-1982 is the Club's first history book, covering obviously the first fifty years from 1932 to 1982. No longer available in print, it has been reproduced below. Cover STRIVING TO SERVE SWANBOURNE-NEDLANDS S.L.S.C. The First Fifty Years 1932-1982 Page 1 STRIVING TO SERVE SWANBOURNE-NEDLANDS SURF [...]

The belt man who was the best

By |2019-10-07T14:56:49+08:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: History|

Post Newspapers, 31 August 2019, Page 46 The belt man who was the best Bernie Kelly, the 1947 national surf lifesaving belt race champion, is now in the Gallery of Greats. Bernie, who died in 2015, was represented by his family when he became the inaugural inductee in Swanbourne-Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club’s newly-created honour gallery [...]

Storms expose…

By |2021-04-25T13:41:58+08:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: History|

From Luke Bishop's De Wesputy President Report in the 2018/19 Annual Report: "Towards the end of the patrol season we were lucky enough to have a rare appearance from the remains of the old Swanny clubrooms. The consistent mellow summer conditions and one well timed April storm saw Ocean Beach at Swanbourne completely eroded up to [...]

Life Members

By |2019-10-07T14:56:50+08:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: History|

01 1937 John (Jack) Allen Snr* 02 1941 Robert (Bob) J Cook* 03 1944 Thomas (Tom) Woodall* 04 1946 Walter (Wally) K. Kemp* 05 1951 Reginald (Reg) J Trigg OBE* 06 1954 Frederick (Fred) J Thorne* 07 1969 Colin D Cook 08 1969 George W Williamson* 09 1972 Eric D Griffin Snr* 10 1976 Edward (Ted) [...]

Roll of Honour

By |2021-04-25T13:41:07+08:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: History|

Club membership suffered dramatically with the outbreak of World War II. Junior and Sub Junior members took over the running of the Club during these years when the Senior Members were called to the Forces. In all sixty six members of the Club saw service during the war, and of these George Gadsby, James Lynam, Charles [...]

Roll of Honour

By |2021-04-25T13:37:13+08:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: History|

Club membership suffered dramatically with the outbreak of World War II. Junior and Sub Junior members took over the running of the Club during these years when the Senior Members were called to the Forces. In all sixty six members of the Club saw service during the war, and of these George Gadsby, James Lynam, Charles [...]

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