Life Saving Club

Bulcock Beach has a unique Life Saving Club (Ithaca - Caloundra City Life Saving Club) located at the Western end of the beach. The Club was formed in 1954 and commenced patrolling Bulcock Beach after two men disappeared presumably drowned. The men were swept away never to be seen again whilst swimming to Bribie Island. The Life Saving Club is unusual as it is one of three life saving Clubs in Queensland which is affiliated with the Royal Life Saving Society, rather than the 'Surf Life Saving Association'. The Royal Life Saving Society was formed in England in 1891 and in Australia in 1905. The organisation that later become the Surf Life Association, was formed by groups that broke away from the Royal Life Saving Society.

The Life Saving Club also has an unusual name (reference ot the name Ithaca). The Club is partially named after is origina home training location ~ Ithaca Baths. Ithaca Baths is a swimming pool which is located in the suburb of what was once called Ithaca and is now part of the suburb of Paddington. Ithaca Baths was the head office of both the Royal Life Saving Society and Surf Life Saving Association at the time, with the pool leasee, Mr Frank Venning being Secretary of both organisations.
The suburb of Ithaca is understood to be named after Lady Diamontina Roma .... was born in the town of Ithaca in the Ionian Islands in Greece.

Consider Joining and Becoming a Life Saver

Why not consider joining the life saving Club. Find out more information here.

Junior Lifeguards

Find out about Junior Lifeguards here.

Donate to the Club

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