Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club
Welcome to one of the biggest and most popular Surf Life Saving Clubs in Victoria. Check back here regularly for updates on Membership, Competition, Social Functions and Patrols.
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club is situated on the main beach at Ocean Grove, Victoria. The township of Ocean Grove is on the southern side of the Bellarine Peninsular facing Bass Strait, is flanked by the Barwon River to the west, and is a very popular tourist resort with a permanent population of about 10,000.
CoGG $2000 grant enables purchase of new swim cans
With the generous support of a $2000 Community Grant from the City of Greater Geelong, OGLSC has purchased 17 swim marker buoys to assist in Lifesaving Training Activities. The club has trialled the cans over the winter months and found them very useful in training IRB drivers. IRBs account for the majority of ocean rescues in Victoria, and the marker buoys are a great way for drivers to hone their driving and rescue skills in a safe controlled manner. The buoys will also be used during the Ocean Grove Open Water Swim to be held on Sunday 28 January 2018.
Dave Renton a finalist in Club Legend Awards
We are delighted to announce that Dave Renton is a Top 20 finalist in the Viva Energy Geelong Refinery Club Legend Awards 2017. This reflects his unwavering commitment to OGSLSC in his 50+ years of service.
Please show your support for Dave by casting a People's Choice vote. The finalist with the most votes will win the prestigious People’s Choice award and receive $2,000 for themselves and their club.
Voting closes October 4.
OGSLSC Open Ocean Water Swim Festival 2018
OGSLSC Open Ocean Water Swim date has reverted to Sunday 28 January 2018, as was originally planned. This is due to an LSV junior carnival being penciled for 27 January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Well done Harriet!
Harriet Brown took out the Women's Paddleboard Unlimited division title in the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships on Sunday, 30 July 30 2017. What an achievement - we're proud to claim you as one of ours!
Nipper Swim sessions in August
We're running some swim sessions, combined with Preliminary Swim Skill Assessments (a requirement for Nippers intending to do surf sport this season).
They will take place on Sundays 6, 13, 20 and 27 August at 11am at BASC (Bellarine Aquatic Swim Centre) in Ocean Grove. More info under Nipper News tab.
Club gym reopening
We have solved our water leakage problem and gym users will be happy to hear that the gym will be open again from the morning of Thursday 3 August. We appreciate your patience while we sorted out the issue.
OG recognised at LSV Awards of Excellence
At the recent LSV Awards of Excellence, Ocean Grove SLSC did extremely well, with Lucy Conquit named Youth Athlete of the Year. Campbell Bohan was a finalist for the same award and Bec Sampson was a finalist for Trainer of the Year. Well done, all of you! The club was named Victorian Championships Point Score Winner 2017.
Removal of surf craft from clubhouse
With the pending redevelopment of the Ocean Grove SLSC club house the Committee of Management would like to remind non-financial members of the Ocean Grove SLSC that any craft they have stored at the club will be removed. These craft may be sold by the club to recover some of the cost of storage, used by other club members or disposed of as scrap. If you have boards or skis stored at the club and are NOT a financial member, please remove them from the clubhouse by the end of July 2017.
Financial members are also requested to take home any stored craft if they do not intend to renew their club membership, or if the craft are not currently being used.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Nick Bohan 0417 034 877.
Building Project Update
The new clubroom plans have finally been submitted to the City of Greater Geelong for planning approval. Go to the Members section of this website for a look at the plans, along with a letter from President David Pavia.
The plans have been approved by the OGSLSC Management Committee and by the OGSLSC Building Sub-committee.