News & Updates

Latest Club News and Updates
My Bush to Beach 2019 experience

My Bush to Beach 2019 experience

What an experience! So privileged to be apart of the annual 'Bush to Beach' program, teaching young indigenous children surf safety awareness with surf lifesaving foundations. Having watched these young children, who had never seen the beach before grow and adapt surf...

Apples place 2nd at Australia Day surf boat carnival

Apples place 2nd at Australia Day surf boat carnival

(by Rob Pearson) This year's Manly Carnival fell on Australia Day and the Longy boaties tribe greeted the sunrise with the prospect of a great days' racing ahead! Surprisingly there was a little bit of choppy surf to contend with as we all tried to wipe the sleep out...

Swimkids Series Ocean Swim – Sunday 3 February

Swimkids Series Ocean Swim – Sunday 3 February

There are several short distance ocean swims (100m/200m/300m) for Nippers alongside the famous Cole Classic ocean swim down in Manly on Sunday 3 February. For more information and to register, please click here.

Longy young guns shine at Nippers carnival

Longy young guns shine at Nippers carnival

Congratulations to Siena, Erin, Adelaide and Blake who represented Longy at the ‘Manly Nippers Nats’ carnival on Sunday 19 January! Well done to all four members of Team Longy, but a special commendation to Sienna Dale who came home with the gold in the U12s flags and...

Head Above Water 24 Hour Swimathon

Head Above Water 24 Hour Swimathon

Who is Head Above Water? Head Above Water was started by a group of mates from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who’ve been touched by the negative effects of poor mental health. The rate of suicide on the beaches is significantly high. That, coupled with the national rate...

Roast lamb saves the night!

Roast lamb saves the night!

This year's Longy Christmas Party went down with a bang, literally! A massive storm front moved across the Northern Beaches just as celebrations got under way at the club. It was a great night though!!! The Free Range Butcher lamb on a spit (see photo) was the most...

Cadets in full action!

Cadets in full action!

Here are a few recent photos of the Longy cadets in full Sunday morning action (courtesy of Stuart Munday, Cadets Coordinator).

Follow our club on social media

Follow our club on social media

For those of you who are on Facebook or Instagram, why not follow the club and its activities through those social media channels? Here's how to find us: ‘Like’ us on Facebook: Long Reef SLSC ‘Follow’ us on Instagram: longreefsls ‘Follow’ our Nippers account on...

Further Bronze/SRC/ART courses in 2019

Further Bronze/SRC/ART courses in 2019

So now you have your Bronze Medallion, what next? There are many Awards you can do. These Awards will make you a more rounded Surf Life Saver plus provide you with very useful life skills that you may unexpectedly need to call on at home, the office, at school, on...

Santa visits Nippers Christmas party

Santa visits Nippers Christmas party

It’s it a fish, a dolphin, no wait.... it’s Santa! It was a dark and stormy Nippers afternoon, but nothing stops Santa from showing up at Longy! He surprised us by arriving on the IRB just as the Nippers session was finishing up. The U6 girls spotted him first from...

Longy beach runners place top 3

Longy beach runners place top 3

Despite late nights, Christmas parties and sore heads, the results of the Long Reef beach running team of 4 at North Cronulla beach on Saturday 15th December were pretty good. Matt Mooney - 2nd Open male (note: the guy who came first is the current Open 2km World...

New Longy boardies are in!

New Longy boardies are in!

Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Check out the range of new merchandise at the online Click & Collect shop (click here to access it). We have new boardshorts for Men, Women and Kids, T-shirts, Hawaiian Party Shirts, new Visors and more! Order by 9am...

Nippers Christmas Party this Saturday

Nippers Christmas Party this Saturday

Gidday everyone, The first half of Nippers is almost over and to celebrate we will be having the Nippers Christmas Party on Saturday 15 December. There will be face painting, a jumping castle and possibly even a visit from Santa. Nippers starts at 3pm as usual. The...

Can you patrol on Christmas Day?

Can you patrol on Christmas Day?

Hi All As mentioned last week, I have put a call out to all that can help out on Patrol on Christmas Day as there is no Patrol rostered and it is 100% voluntary. I would like to say a massive thank you to those that have already volunteered with the 9am-1pm slot...

Sharlies Angels flying high!

Sharlies Angels flying high!

Our youngest surf boat crew, the Sharlies Angels, made quite an impression at the recent Longy Surf Boat Carnival (Saturday 1 December). Not only was this their first ever competition, they also managed to stay within reach of the more experienced crews, smashing...

Next Bronze/SRC training course starts on 19 January

Next Bronze/SRC training course starts on 19 January

The next Bronze/SRC training course will start with the proficiency swim on 19 January 2019, followed by an 8-week theoretical & practical training from 23 January. Quite a few candidates have already enrolled, but there are still a few spots left. If you are...

Details of 2018 Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party

Details of 2018 Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party

Hey All As mentioned in a previous e-mail the 2018 Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party will be held on the 15th of December 2018. It would be fantastic to see you all there for what I'm sure will be a fun night filled with live music, a spit lamb roast with condiments, the...

Send us your best photos

Send us your best photos

Submit your best photos to Patrick (marketingvp@longreef.com) and have them published on the website and sent out via the newsletter. Please send them as a landscape format and in high resolution. We will run a competition to find the best photo of the season. Good...

Last chance: 2018/2019 proficiencies

Last chance: 2018/2019 proficiencies

The last SRC, Bronze and ART proficiencies are on Saturday 8th December from 1.30pm to 3.30pm! Proficiencies and completion of the e-learning module are mandatory for all patrolling members and must be completed by 31 December. There will be a run-swim-run plus a...

Longy Lords and Apples shine at Freshie carnival

Longy Lords and Apples shine at Freshie carnival

A fun days racing was enjoyed at Freshwater on Saturday! The Lords and Apples were proudly representing Longy. Hadzi stepped up to sweep the Lords who enjoyed some good competition in U23’s, while the Apples (with Keegs for Kel) enjoyed a return to competition! The...

Longy Vets win Gold at World Masters Championships!

Longy Vets win Gold at World Masters Championships!

Our Longy Vets did it again, winning the Gold medal at this year's World Masters Championships in Adelaide! Here's the first hand report from Rob Pearson: "Firstly the weather gods served up rain hail and pestilence down in Adelaide for the World Life Saving...

Please lock the doors when you leave

Please lock the doors when you leave

Could all members please ensure that the clubhouse is fully locked up when they leave. Do not just assume someone else will do it. We do not have a caretaker or security patrol service and the clubhouse contains several hundred thousand dollars worth of valuable SLS...

New Longy Bronze Medallion graduates

New Longy Bronze Medallion graduates

Great news! Longy has 13 brand new Bronze Medallion graduates. All candidates passed their exam with flying colours at Collaroy beach last Saturday 24 November. A special thanks to all the trainers. Congratulations to Lachlan Adams, Alexander Dietrich Benjes, Gracie...

Save the date: Longy Christmas Party – Saturday 15 December

Save the date: Longy Christmas Party – Saturday 15 December

The Long Reef SLSC Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 15th of December from 6:30pm, right after the nippers Christmas party. All members, patrollers, cadets and nipper parents are welcome. Plenty of refreshments, food and entertainment will be provided. Join us...