Manly Life Saving Club
The surf reel in the foreground features the Manly Life Saving Club logo.
|Full name||Manly Surf Life Saving Club|
|Members||500 senior, 250 junior|
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The club was founded in 1911 to patrol Manly Beach after a law banning daylight swimming was overturned. The founding President of the club was James Bonner, also then Mayor of Manly. The current club President is actor Tony Bonner, grandson of James Bonner.
Location on South Steyne, the Club operated the Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion that was designed by Winsome Hall Andrew and completed in 1939; when it was awarded the 1939 Sulman Award for Architecture. The pavilion was demolished in 1990.
The primary role of the club is to provide surf rescue, first aid and promote water safety on Manly Beach. Since 1911, no lives have been lost on the beach while the club has been on patrol.
The club also participates in beach, surf, and ocean competitive sporting activities.