How it all began at Rhoose.

Rhoose Lifeguard Club was founded in 1968 by local policeman, PC Robinson and four members of Llantwit Major Lifeguards to manage the increasing numbers of users of Fontygary Beach. The growing popularity of "Miner's Fortnight" meant that there could be over 1,000 revellers enjoying the beach and sea at any one time.

With unassuming headquarters in a converted toilet block, Rhoose enjoyed a sizeable membership with the Llantwit lifeguards patrolling whilst the youngest were trained. Equipment was limited but enthusiasm was in abundance. Founder members and local carpenter Peter Derbyshire made the club's first surf ski from plywood.

 
Affiliated with the Surf Life Saving Association of Wales
and the Surf Life Saving Association of Great Britain
 

Registered Charity: 1039093
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