January Member of the Month - Allison Smithies

Published: February 01, 2024

Allison makes the journey for patrols and training from Brisbane, demonstrating her dedication to keeping our beach safe. In addition to her patrol duties, Allison serves as one of our experienced Emergency Care Trainers and is an Official for our IRB Race team.

Family is at the heart of Allison's involvement in surf lifesaving. Her daughter is active in Nippers, and she patrols the beaches alongside her husband, fostering a sense of community and togetherness. Since joining Surf Life Saving in 2009, Allison has dedicated over 825 hours to patrol duties, embodying the spirit of service and commitment to our organization.

With her warmth, dedication, and contagious enthusiasm, Allison Smithies exemplifies what makes our club special. Let's extend our congratulations to her as our Member of the Month for January!

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Not ready to become part of Coolum Surf Club but still want to help?

It takes a lot of money to run a surf lifesaving club; from the equipment needed on the beach (vehicles, boards, IRBs, first aid kits, defibrillators etc) to administration and training to facilitate patrolling.

So if you can't join us, support us through one of the following options.

Coolum Beach SLSC Nippers

Does your child want to become a Nipper?

Looking for a fun summer sport where your kids will learn essential surf safety skills, gain confidence in the ocean, and meet new friends?

Coolum Nippers is the answer! Nippers run from the September school holidays to February/March and is open to kids from 5 to 12 yrs.

Not only will they learn surf safety and what surf lifesaving is all about, but also have the opportunity to compete in carnivals and have mid-week training to improve their skills.

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