Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club
We are thrilled to announce the newest Life Member of Williamstown S&LSC – Erica Bird (pictured right)
Erica has been a member of Williamstown S&LSC since the 1950s, and has guided, nurtured and fought for our Club throughout its diverse history, helping to shape our lifesaving club into what it is today.
Congratulations Erica on your Life Membership!
It’s been a big week for WS&LSC following the $11 million funding announcement by the Victorian Government for the redevelopment of our Club facilities. A huge thank you to our Member for Williamstown, Melissa Horne MP, who has done a power of work behind the scenes to secure the funds.
The funds are in addition to financial contributions committed by Hobsons Bay City Council who also paid for the preparation of preliminary plans which assisted the funding bid. Through that process, heritage advice was obtained which confirmed the tower and hall will be retained and upgraded as part of the project. A new indoor pool is also included which will enable the club to expand Learn-to-Swim programs (the reason the pool was built in the first place) as well as a training venue for Life Saving Victoria and yearround use of the pool for members
We are very excited to be reopening the Club on Friday! We just need to get some further information from you. If you haven’t received and email directly from Life Saving Victoria then you may not be aware that they have sent out a link to an online ‘Vaccination Status’ form. Below is a summary of this communication and a link to the form.
Vaccination information requirements for lifesaving clubs and Williamstown S&LSC.
As you may be aware, Life Saving Victoria, in line with the current vaccination requirements from the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, certain members within lifesaving clubs are required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination to be able to participate in lifesaving-related activities such as patrolling, competition and more.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Nippers this season!
We are committed to keeping all members of the club safe, and we thank you for your support and understanding as we follow the COVID Road Map.
How Nippers will run at WILLIAMSTOWN SLSC this season:
At this time, we’ll run five sessions starting Sunday 23 January 2022 and concluding Sunday 20 February 2022. The sessions will each run from 9:00 to 10:00am. Starfish times to be confirmed.
WOW Challenge Open Water Championships
Challenge Yourself! –
1km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km swims
Sunday 27th February 2022
Interested in Becoming
Annual General Meeting
We’re not just about life saving
Apart from ensuring Williamstown beach is safe over summer, the club actively hosts a range of activities, with some of our major ones listed below:
Monthly social events
One of the core aspects of the club is it’s ability to bring people together in the community. As a club, we understand the importance of this, so we put on a social event each month, ranging from social drinks to group fitness activities.
The club has partnered with local fitness trainers to provide members with discount personal training classes hosted at the life saving club.
100 Years Old 😉
In 2020, Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club celebrates it’s 100th year.
Social swim groups
Williamstown beach is home to multiple open water swim groups, with many of the people involved being members of our club.