One of the core visions of SOA was to launch an official lifesaving club on Hout Bay beach. The City’s Pro Lifeguards worked seasonally from the container originally on the site. This container has become the home of Hout Bay Surf Lifesaving Club that is now officially recognised with Lifesaving South Africa.
Lifesaving South Africa have also donated a variety of equipment to get the club off the ground.
A committee has been formed and regular training now takes place on a weekly basis with up to twenty members participating. SOA through its funding has been able to support the set up and has also recently facilitated the training of 8 members as qualified Pool Lifeguards. They are currently being contracted to work for the City of Cape Town. Plans are in motion to launch the club officially later this year which we are sure will garner interest and grow the Membership quickly.