Sawtell makes waves at Stramit
A LARGE team of 51 competitors from the Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club took part in the Stramit NSW Country Surf Championships at South West Rocks.
Publicity officer Grahame Fry said the team produced a very strong performance with many medals won.
“All competitors showed tremendous team spirit and sportsmanship over two tough days of competition,” he said.
Among the individual medal winners, Kate Murray put up a real fight to claim the bronze in the nine-years board race.
One of the best efforts came from Josh Reeves who produced a superb display in the water to win gold in the 10-years board event.
Maddy Gough won a silver medal in the 12-years surf swim in her first year at the Country titles.
Lauren Dam showed all-round strength by winning gold in the 14-years beach sprint and bronze in both the flags and ironperson race.
Sawtell’s strength in the 14-years age group was highlighted when Isabella Underhill took out the gold medal in the 14-years flags.
The club also shone in team events, claiming gold in the march past, silver in the 14-years beach sprint relay and bronze medals in 10-years beach sprint relay, 12-years surf teams and senior Cameron relay.
The Sawtell team is now gearing up for future carnivals including the NSW State titles at Kingscliff in March.