Tuesday, 20 November 2012


by Pru Casey

If you are ready for the beach, Warrington Surf Life Saving Club (WSLSC) is ready for you!

Nippers meet at Warrington Beach at 10am on Sundays, and if you would like to come along and find out what we do just join us on the beach and then back at the club house for a hot shower and sausage sizzle lunch at 12 noon; all welcome, $1 per sausage, free cuppa for mums and dads.

Coming up – Warrington will be host to several surf carnivals again this year, with the first being an IRB racing event on Saturday 1 December. Come down and watch – racing starts at 9am.

On Sunday 2 December the nippers will be competing at St Clair at a surf carnival – it may be shifted to Warrington if the waves on the South Coast get too big. Sunday 16 December is the day the club travels to Kaka Point to compete in the surf carnival hosted annually there. A wonderful weekend away with families.  Look for us in our bright yellow tent.

Swim between the flags at Warrington Beach on weekends from 24 November until 3 March and every day between 11am and 7pm in the school holidays. We have a full-day holiday programme for 12–16 year olds weekly in the school holidays for fitness, surf and rescue boat training. Join up now! No charge for the teenage holiday programme – just join the club for $25. Email warringtonslsc@xtra.co.nz to register.

CPR and first aid training gained at Warrington were proved of worth last week when two of our local life guards, Arthur Ibbotson and Angus McKenzie, were first on the scene at St Clair beach and were able to successfully administer life-saving first aid to a collapsed runner. WSLSC is very proud of the capabilities of our young life guards. Well done Arthur and Angus!

One of our accomplished local life guards recently competed in the World Championships in Adelaide.  Carina Doyle returned last week from Rescue 2012 with five silver and two bronze medals. The U20 NZ team were narrowly edged out of first place by the Aussies – but the margin was small. Sean Doyle was in Adelaide watching daughter Carina and the team and was able to send live results as they came to hand.

Jandal Day – the Surf Life Saving annual appeal is Friday 7 December and you will see the life guards out in their yellow shirts raising funds to keep patrols on the beaches for the summer. In it for life! Warrington Surf Life Saving Club warringtonslsc@xtra.co.nz


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