Great efforts in Kiama titles

BEAUTIFUL weather and perfect beach conditions greeted about 600 competitors at Kiama's Surf Beach last weekend for the annual South Coast Branch Surf Life Saving Championships.

The seniors took charge of competition on Saturday, more than 120 people competing in a range of races including beach sprint, flags, swim, board, ski and more. Overall club winners for the day were the Warilla-Barrack Point Surf Life Saving Club.

On Sunday, more than 500 junior competitors from Warilla-Barrack Point, Shellharbour, Kiama Downs, Gerringong, Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra-Culburra, Mollymook and the host club Kiama filled the sand and water to compete in great conditions.

The Kiama Surf Life Saving Club was well represented with more than 100 juniors competing in a range of events including the beach sprint, flags, swim, board and more.

In the overall point-score for Sunday the club finished a respectable fourth place, with plenty of personal bests achieved and medals won.

Once again the overall winners were Warilla-Barrack Point just ahead of Shellharbour.

Some standout performances for Kiama came in the beach relay arena with the under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams winning their races, while the under-11 team came in second and the under-13 team third.

"We were pleased to have the opportunity to host the branch championships and it was great to see so many senior and junior members representing the club and achieving some wonderful results," Kiama Surf Club president Nick McInerney said.

"Thanks to all the volunteers over the weekend ... who made the weekend a rousing success."

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