About our club

Dromana Bay Life Saving Club was founded on June 16th 1997 by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who saw a need for a Life Saving Club in the Dromana community.

Since then the club has enjoyed a steady growth of membership to become a dedicated and successful Life Saving Club. The club has trained many members to become patrol members with lifesaving skills and techniques. The club has also introduced water awareness and survival skills when in Port Phillip Bay to hundreds of school aged children.

One of the reasons for Dromana Bay Life Saving Club’s success is that it welcomes people of all abilities and ages, from all walks of life, and encourages them to grow as an active member of the club. It is these members that contribute to the welcoming and ‘have a go’ attitude that exists throughout the Surf Life Saving Australia organisation.

The clubs priority is to maintain a high level of patrols on the beach.  We provide water safety, first aid and answer queries from the members of the public. Our Nippers program continues to grow and reflects the swell in numbers of children enjoying water safety activities on beaches all around Australia.

Our committee for the 2023/2024 season is as follows: 

President: Guy Davenport      

Vice President: Evan Trim

Secretary: Anthony Thatcher

Treasurer: Shane Dowsett

Club roles for the 2023/2024 season is as follows: 

Club Captain: Emma Vander Pal

Chief Instructor: Lindsay Vander Pal

Nippers Coordinator: TBC

Hall hire Manager / Events Coordinator: Tammy Boyle

Merchandise Manager: Kate Dowsett

Members and Leadership development Coordinator: Nathaniel Clarke

Social Media Manager: Melindie Lane

Member Protection Officer: Kate Dowsett

First-Aid Officer: Lotus Lee

Powercraft Officer: Jakob Lane

Competition Manager: Nathaniel Clarke