THE Kiama Surf Life Saving Club has had yet another successful start to the competition season.
Kiama Nippers attended the Sydney Water carnival series, AHM Wave Warriors and the NSW country championships.
The club was on a competition high and had outstanding results at the AHM Wave Warriors events, with Kayla Duncan bringing home gold in the under-11 beach sprint and backing up to place 8th in the flags.
Alicia Burazin took out silver in the under-11 beach flags and also backing up to take fourth place in the beach sprint.
Over the three rounds of Sydney Water, six Kiama Surf Life Saving Club junior competitors represented the club and it was an all-female group competing in the three carnival series.
Strong performances came from Alicia Burazin and Kayla Duncan competing in the under-11 beach events, Ashleigh Russell in the under-12 beach events, Josie Mansell and Lani Kondrakis in the under-12 water events and Kate Lewis in the under-14 beach events.
Kate, Kayla and Alicia gave consistent performances throughout the three rounds of the competition.
Kayla finished third overall in the under-11 beach events after posting a first and two second-placings in the beach sprint, totalling 34 points, while Alicia finished sixth overall in the same age, posting 17 points with two second placings in the beach flags.
Kate finished in fourth overall in the under-14 beach events competition with 39 points, posting three third places in flag events and a third and fifth place in the beach sprint.
The Nippers also had Kate Lewis and Nick Wingrove representing the Kiama Surf Life Saving Club juniors at the recent NSW country titles held at South West Rocks.
They put in outstanding performances to each take out a championship title.
Nick won the under-13 beach flags, taking his first NSW country title against strong competition. He then backed up, reaching the final of the under-13 beach sprint and placed seventh.
Kate won the under-14 beach flags in her third successive year, bringing her tally to three NSW country titles. She also reached the final of the beach sprint and placed fifth against a strong competitive field. Both competitors now have their sights set on the NSW State Championships, held at Umina beach in early March.
With the local branch titles coming up, the club hopes to see many more competitors representing the Kiama Club.
Meanwhile the Nippers have also been productive, launching their brand new club swimming wear.
With great support from Pinnacle Sports Wear, the club was able to achieve a modern but functional design.
Swimwear is available to purchase for all members of the club.
Those interested should contact Bridget Randall.