Buddy Lucas Senior Leadership Experience


The purpose of the Buddy Lucas Senior Leadership Experience (SLE) is to challenge and develop members thinking and preparing the future leaders of the organization. SLE focuses on personal development and leadership development rather than specific Surf Life Saving skills.

The course is designed to be a surprise and a challenging experience to help build comradery, personal attributes and leadership for senior lifeguards to use through life and their lifeguarding career. This differs from Intermediate & Senior Guard schools as this is primarily leadership and not lifeguarding focused.

Although this course is run through surf lifesaving, the aim of this weekend is to take you well outside of the normal surf lifesaving environment. The course will be physically and mentally demanding but expect this to be built upon by senior instructors from within the region as well as guest speakers that will help teach you skills that you will need through the course.

Spaces are limited.


  • 18yrs of age or older
  • SLSNZ member (Current on SLSNZ Database)
  • Refreshed Lifeguard
  • Club Endorsement

Congratulations to the below members who have been selected for the 2022 Buddy Lucas Senior Leadership Experience:


Alex Creaser


Arabella Thompson


Ben McConnell


Bethany Enright

Red Beach

Brianna Gleeson

Bethells Beach

Ella Butler

Red Beach

Ella Svensen

Mount Maunganui

Harry Mellor

Red Beach

Jack Doyle


Jane Griffiths

Sunset Beach

Jessika Wanden-Hannay


Judd Redmond

Sunset Beach

Keeva Marinthe

Red Beach

Michaela Housiaux-Andrews

Sunset Beach

Olivia Kayes

Red Beach

Paige Atkins

Bethells Beach

Pepita Griffiths






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