Sandringham Beach circa 1915

Sandringham Life Saving Club celebrated our centenary in 2017.

The first committee meeting of Sandringham Life Saving Club was held on the 18th of January 1917 in the Supper Room of the Sandringham Hall. More than 100 years later, the club is still providing a volunteer service that is aimed at keeping members of the Sandringham community safe in the aquatic environment.

Sandringham Life Saving Club was formed following a motion made by Mr G. Cole and seconded by Mt Turnbull, with the club to be affiliated with the Royal Life Saving Society, Victorian Branch. The members of the first committee of Sandringham Life Saving Club (elected on the 24th January 1917) were:

  • Patron: Sir John Madden
  • President: Dr. G. Leary
  • Vice Presidents:
  • VR Snowball 
  • J Boyd 
  • Dr Adam 
  • Dr Christian 
  • H. Hetherington 
  • Mr Sayle 
  • Mr London
  • Mr Weston 
  • Mr Fortune 
  • Mr Farrant 
  • Cr Eggleston
  • Mr Matthews 
  • Mr Toohey 
  • Mr Simpson
  • Hon. Secretary: G. Cole
  • Assistant Secretary: F. Walker
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mr Grieve
  • Commitee:
  • Mr Turnbull
  • Mr Marsh
  • Mr Bromley
  • Mr Solomons
  • Mr McGain
  • Mrs Bromley
  • Mrs Robinson 
By the 1950s, Sandringham Beach had bathing boxes.