From humble beginnings at Alma Bay on Magnetic Island in 1928 to one of the biggest Surf Lifesaving clubs outside the south-east corner of the State, Arcadian Surf Lifesaving Club has come a long way.

When Hume Willmett and Ken Gray and their mates got together to form the then Arcadian Lifesaving Club they would not have dreamed that the club would not only nowadays still patrol Alma Bay on Magnetic Island but also on the Strand on mainland Townsville. The club was formed by necessity by a hand full of mates after a fatal shark attack in Alma Bay, to today where the club has over 400 members both active and associate.