An impressive day yesterday with our first session of our new Beach Ocean Safety Course for UNSW International Students.
This BOS course is to teach UNSW students the ability to ensure their own safety at the beach and in the water, and is based on the skills we teach our nippers.
A great day of Surf Lifesavers sharing their skills and knowledge, and to see the Coogee team in action, and especially seeing so many Coogee Blueys (our 13 - 18 years olds) there for the entire session.
Thanks Madhav S. Raman and Oliver Jackson from Coogee SLSC and UNSW who have co-ordinated this program for the students.
Over the past weekend, Coogee SLSC sent 7 of our own IRB Drivers and Crew to attend an all Women's IRB ALBERT Course hosted by SLSNSW and Fingal Bay SLSC.
The main aims of the course were to:
The weekend, which consisted of rockwork, hands-on mechanical development, improvement of Crew and Drivers technique, lots of laughs and also an extremely empowering social environment, resulted in us all learning more ways for women to operate and be involved in IRBs.
Making up nearly 20% of the course, the Coogee Team also got to share their own techniques and knowledge from our cumulative experiences. It was an amazing experience for us all and we have all come home super excited, and a little bit sore, to share what we learnt with everyone back at Coogee!
Acknowledging and celebrating the female members of our club to mark International Women's Day 2023 with Sisters in Surf Patrol.
The Sisters in Surf Patrol demonstrates our Club's values of inclusivity, tolerance, and community. Let's celebrate diversity in our membership. We welcome those who identify female, male, straight, gay, or non-binary.
Fantastic to have over 70 members sign on to patrol and 60 lime green caps visiting. Very proud of the support our members give each other! What a great day!
Special thanks to Coogee Bay Hotel and Select Skin for supporting us today.
State Beach Team medals tally from the beach track at North Steyne last weekend. Every single one of the team performed very well in hot and steamy conditions. Huge thanks must also go to Coogee's beach officials Michael Johnson and Helen Talaat for officiating in what was a long day on the beach.
Overall: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze
Ryan Harper, Eden Levit, Amelia Byrne, Niamh Lynch, Asher Thomasyu and Tamara Abagi making finals in their individual events. No time to rest - just under 3 weeks till Aussies! Each and every one of the team represented the two blues with pride and respect. Very proud.
Races are available to watch on Livestream replay on the SLSNSW Facebook page, there's some great footage of Coogee!
Coogee R&R teams excelled at the NSW State titles.
Thanks to our officials Wayne Penn, Jen Trinca, Bec Dawson, Grant Hayes, Scott Ryan and Andrew Bloxsom as well as our coaches.
Well done to our Masters and new state champions: Carolyn Martin and Nicola Logan.
Silver to James Michael Giltinan , Michael Barnes , and Sharon Deans , Rona Macniven and Linda Walsh. Silver in the Taplin for Nicola Logan, Linda Walsh and Allison Roberts, bronze in surf teams for Nicola Logan, Linda Walsh and Carolyn Martin . A huge trove of bronzes in the board rescues for Michael Barnes , Alex Hillston, Steve Callaghan, James Giltinan, Nicola Logan and Melinda Toomey.
Coogee Minnows 2nd in NSW!!!
Huge shout out to Aidan Byrne and the Minnows Team for showing our Masters and Open competitors the way with an amazing 2nd place overall at the 2023 SLSNSW State Champs held at Queenscliff, North Steyne and Freshwater beaches.
This saw the club bring home, including 33 medals, (as points are allocated to Top 6 places):
14 - Gold
11 - Silver
8 - Bronze
11 - 4th Place
7 - 5th Place
8 - 6th Place
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