Program. This year JLA have extended one program into three, inviting 10 lucky Australian lifesavers to share their skill, knowledge and experience on the beaches of Chiba, Iwai and Oarai, in Japan.

The programs include surf patrol, coaching, and instructing water safety programs for students. The aim of the program is to enhance local safety management and prevent drowning on Japanese beaches.

Surf Life Saving Australia had an overwhelming response to the program in 2019 with close to 50 worthy candidates putting their names forward for the programs.

Congratulations to all the participants selected to head to Japan this year.


Ken Clark – Pacific SLSC

Alex Langenberg – Point Lookout SLSC


Andrew Wright – Redhead Beach SLSC

Rosie Taliano – North Bondi SLSC

Mike Stanley- Jones – Avalon Beach SLSC

Braeden McHugh – Brunswick SLSC

Alison Merridew – North Bondi SLSC


Jennifer Aschoff – Lorne SLSC


Jodee Walton – North Cottesloe SLSC

Chris Gawan–Taylor – North Cottesloe SLSC

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