Hout Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
The Hout bay surf Lifesaving Club is a development club consisting of members from the Hout Bay community. Our membership has been growing steadily over the past three years. In 2019 we won the LifeSaving South Africa award for Sports Charity of the Year. Eight of our senior lifeguards have gone from not being able to swim, to undertaking rigorous training to become Professional Lifeguards being employed by the City of Cape Town. We hope to inspire and encourage our members to follow a similar path, thereby creating jobs and helping them to support themselves and their families. You can find the team training every Sunday at 10 am on Hout Bay Beach. We are always looking for volunteers to help us out on Sundays, so please get involved!
A few years ago, Chadwin, a local resident of the Hangberg Community, was working for the City of Cape Town picking up litter on Hout Bay beach. He had no prospects for his future and was worried that he would have to resort to poaching in order to make a living. Through his friend, Luciano Pelston, he got involved in the development programme at Llandudno Lifesaving, where he met Frank Solomon. Together they worked on establishing the Hout Bay Lifesaving Club, and Chadwin started training and working as a coach for Waves For Change in Hout Bay. He has since qualified as a professional lifeguard, employed by the City of Cape Town and is the vice-captain of Hout Bay Surf Lifesaving Club. Chadwin is currently in the process of completing his commercial diving training in Saldanha.