TO:                  The Provincial/ District Chairman

The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs

Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries

                        Saint Andrews Club Executive   

                        Associate Members


CC:                  The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors

                        ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff


Date:                28th February 2019


Subject:           Initiation at Lifesaving SA National Championships



As informed in Circular 45/17 and noted below for ease of reference, any individual, club and/or province found to have been involved in any form of Initiation will face Disciplinary action.


In light of various internal and external legal issues that have arisen as a result of Initiation practices, the Management Board of LSA has decided to ban all forms of Initiation with immediate effect.


An initiation practice includes but is not limited to:


  • Body tagging of any form, Tattoos may be used as per the competition manual.
  • Shaving of hair, eyebrows or any other part of the body,
  • Belittling or bullying of any competitor,
  • The wearing of any demeaning clothing or outfits
  • The partaking of any alcohol by any minor,
  • The partaking of any illicit substance by any team member,
  • Any nudity or sexually provocative acts.


Yours faithfully,

(No signature – electronic document)

Helen Herbert

General Manager


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