Ocean Beach finishes seventh in junior championships

The Under 12's Beach Relay Team

Members of Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club competed in the Central Coast Junior Surf Life Saving Branch Championships held at Soldiers Beach on February 3.
The championships were contested by all 15 surf clubs from across the region with Ocean Beach ending their campaign in overall seventh place.
Highlights for the club included the OB Lions and the OB Gulls continuing their unbeaten run in the Rescue and Resuscitate events.
Chloe Hall and Carlo Baric both made the finals of the Under-8’s Flags.
Not to be outdone, Tully Sheumack and Matilda Law both made the finals in the Sprint and Matilda Glendining and Ashlynn Deriviere did well in the Wading Race without progressing to the latter rounds.
In the Under-9’s Jonty Beaton got the team off to a great start on the Sprint with a third place, and Jessica Majsak coming away with a silver in the Flags.
The Under-12’s age group had some great individual performances from Harry Beaton who won the 1km Beach Run, Will Connors who came second in the Beach Sprint, Olivia Edwards third in the Surf Race and Jacob Falconer second in the Surf Race, third in the Ironman and third in the Board Race.
Another standout performance for Ocean Beach came from Mercedes Newton, who won the illustrious Under 14’s Signals contest and backed it up with a bronze medal in the Beach Flags. “It was in the team events where our competitors had the best of it, winning the Male Beach Relay, coming second in the surf team’s race and third the Mixed Relay” said the club’s director of surf sports, Mr Shane Oakes.

Media release, 5 Feb 2019
Nigel Fitzgibbons, Ocean Beach SLSC

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