The South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club was formed on the 19th of March 1929 with the objective of patrolling the South Brighton beach to ensure the safety of swimmers. Eighty years on we have grown into one of Canterburys most successful sporting organisations. Boasting an exceptional patrolling and competition record, the club has won over 300 National titles since its inception and has won the award for the top club in NZ numerous times. Our active members still maintain voluntary patrols at the South Brighton beach during the summer season with the safety of swimmers our number one priority. We have over 200 active and social members ranging in age from five years right through to those in their eighties.
The focal point of the clubs activities are the club rooms on the main beach at South Brighton. We have a spacious club with a large hall, gear storage facilities, kitchen, bar, meeting room, changing rooms and a first aid room. Membership entitlements include open access to these facilities, use of club equipment and some of the best coaching in the country. Everyone from the beginner lifeguard to the elite athlete is catered for in programs ranging from Sunday morning sessions for children right through to a year around program for elite athletes. Socially the club is also very active with BBQ's, parties and social get togethers.