Seaspray club champions

SEASPRAY Surf Life Saving Club recently held its club championships in ideal conditions.

The event signalled the end of the season for the club’s youngest members, but for others, it was a valuable opportunity to train and compete ahead of the state and national championships.

President Amanda Castle said the club was proud of all its junior members had achieved over the 2019-20 season.

“The focus of the season for our Nippers is on fun, getting involved and safety,” she said.

“As they move through the age groups, these kids learn valuable water safety and life saving skills.They gain confidence in the surf and learn how to use valuable life saving equipment.

“For our teenage and adult members, competitions of this kind are a way of practising their life saving skills and an opportunity to show they are rescue ready.

“The club is incredibly proud of what our members have achieved over the summer months, particularly those who were joining

us at the beach for the first time. The wider community, too, should be proud of them and feel confident in the skill and ability of those who watch over them at the beach.

“The club championships are an opportunity for our members to come together on the beach and enjoy a morning of friendly competition. It’s a great chance for our new members to see our experienced life savers in action and also to compete alongside one another.”

While the beach training sessions are now over for the youngest club members, beach patrols at Seaspray will continue until after Easter.

The state championships will be held in Lorne later this month, with the national titles on the Gold Coast in April.