Our grass roots community programs offer club engagement outside patrolling and competing on the beach – creating a club which truly has something for everyone.
A ‘Move it AUS – Better Ageing’ program, Silver Salties is aimed at improving the health of over 65’s through physical and social initiatives. Since its inception in January 2021, the program has offered its participants activities such as walking groups, beach fitness, yoga and technology information education sessions – the Trigg Tech Savvy Salties. With over 60 current members, programs run weekly and are often followed by a cup of tea and coffee to encourage social connection among members.
Migrant Beach Safety Education
In 2020 the club recognised a gap in beach safety awareness among the migrant community in Perth. With many of these families not receiving beach education at a young age (like many young Australians are lucky to receive!) but having a desire to visit the beach and make the most of the beautiful Perth climate; the club created a Beach Safety Education program. This program is run by our fantastic young club members who safely introduce participants to Trigg Beach, its dangers, and safe ways to enjoy it.
Surf Club Experience Days
Trigg Island SLSC aims to impact as many lives as possible through it’s community programs and has therefore started offering Surf Club Experience Days for various sized groups, particularly aimed at at-risk groups. These days have the potential to offer many activities such as club tours, education, board riding, tube rescues and beach sprints along with many other beach activities. These organised activities give participants the opportunity to be involved in club activities and learn about how to be safe at the beach.
Surfers Rescue 365
In partnership with Surfing WA, the club assists in offering the Surfers Rescue 365 program. This program teaches surfers how to perform a rescue and first aid with limited equipment they may have access to whilst surfing. Club members deliver the first aid component at the club, and Surfing WA deliver the rescue component on the beach and in the water. This program makes WA beaches safer for everyone by increasing the skill capacity of surfers. This means when someone is in trouble and a surf lifesaver isn’t around, more surfers are equipped to assist.