7 medals won at National Pool Rescue Championships in Canberra
Well done to our small squad of 9 athletes known as 8 young ones + 1 master on their efforts at the 2011 Surf Life Saving Australian Pool Rescue Championships in Canberra last weekend.
The master 1 was the star athlete for Bulli, normally known as Peter Richards, our only veteran who raced in the Male 44-49 years age group. He contested 4 events and came away with 4 silver medals in the 200m Obstacle, 50 Manikin Carry, 100m Manikin Carry with Fins & 100m Manikin Tow with fins. He was beaten by a mate who he grew up with...Chris Gately from Coogee, who by the way is a former Australian Open Belt & Surf Champion!
Our other medal winners included the U17 Female Line Throw (Elizabeth Crilley & Brittany Greene) who placed 3rd, U19 Female Line Throw (Brittany Greene & Bernadette Cardillo) who placed 2nd and U17 Male Line Throw (Calvin Richards & Lachlan O'Grady) who placed 3rd.
All team members swam well with our younger ages U13-U14 (Kiah Taylor, Abbey Dawson & Joshua Gordon) swimming in the U15 category and then the girls teaming with Brittany Greene & Elizabeth Crilley to swim in combined U15-U17 relays.
Good weekend had by all – athletes & parents on best behaviour. Special thanks to Scott Gordon for again being our pool setting rep for both days.
Peter, Calvin, Kiah, Abbey, Josh & Scott all achieved Legendary status at the Canberra Tradies on Saturday night where they took on their “Legendary” size schnitzels (covered the whole plate) & conquered them – we were a bit worried that they would all sink the next day but no worries!
Many thanks to Leanne Taylor for taking on the Managers role at these championships...a job well done.
Check out photos from the weekend in our Photo Gallery on the website.