This iconic Surf Life Saving event dates back to the 1920s.
A team of twelve club members march around a rectangular course on the beach to music led by their Flag Bearer, carrying a Club Flag, and a reel party carrying a traditional surf reel.
Coogee SLSC has a separate Board Riding Section to the rest of the board events. Divisions include Men’s and Women’s in Open, U19, U17 and U15.
There are three areas that provide members with the opportunity to demonstrate in a competitive manner the physical, lifesaving and knowledge skills required of a Lifesaver as either an individual, a pair or in a team. These are Champion Lifesaver, First Aid and Patrol Competition.
Competitors test their rescue skills with events such as manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying patients in a pool environment. There are individual and team events available.
IRB competition aims to; While all the other competitive disciplines are having fun and competing throughout the summer months, the IRB are busy carrying out water safety.
Surf boat racing is one of the most spectacular events in Surf Life Saving competitions. Each surfboat is manned by four rowers and is steered by a sweep. Crews compete head to head racing from the beach, rowing through the surf into open water, turning at a designated set of turning buoys or cans and then back to the beach.
The Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) competition provides the opportunity for members to demonstrate in a competitive manner some traditional rescue and resuscitation techniques used in Surf Life Saving.
There are a number of events available in the water during competition all tying back to the essential skills of SLS. There are both individual, team and multi-discipliary events available. Swim-Surf race, Surf teams Board-Race, Relay, Rescue Ski-Race, Double Ski, Relay Multi-Discipline Taplin Relay, Cameron Relay, Ironperson, Lifesaver Relay.
Beach events are held on the sand and include beach sprint, beach flags, beach relay and a run over 2km.
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