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Dear Members,

Latest news from around the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club

Club Prize Giving

Prize Giving for the 2016/2017 season will be held on Friday, 12 May from 6pm at the club.

Join us for an evening of celebration with your fellow club members. All club trophies and club service awards will be awarded on the night.

Club members, family, friends and supporters are welcome to attend.

To view the trophies being awarded, check out last years winners.

St Clair Earns Second Place at IRB Nationals

Following on from great success last season, the St Clair IRB team has finished the annual National Championships in second place overall. The team was only beaten by the strong Port Waikato Club, Sunset Beach and was the clear winner of the Top South Island Club.

Overall St Clair won eight medals, including three Gold Medals, all of which were achieved in the Mass Rescue event.

Arthur Ibbotson and Heath Ratten also won the Opunake Cup for Top Senior Crew.

Gold Medals won were:

  • Womens Mass Rescue; Briar Taylor, Maysha Ahrens, Brenna Ahrens, Alesha Ahrens and Anaia Wiparata
  • Senior Mass Rescue; Arthur Ibbotson, Heath Ratten, Breena Ahrens, Alesha Ahrens and Anaia Wiparata
  • Under 21 Mass Rescue; Silas Kemp, Nelson Mears, James Coombes, Brenna Ahrens and Celia Bell

View all our medals via our website.

Promising Season Results in Four Medals

A promising season rebuilding saw the St Clair seniors take out four medals at the National Championships held at New Brighton Beach in mid-March.

Our strong Under 19 Girls team won two of the medals with Silver in the Surf Teams race which was highlighted by a fifth place finish by Under 14 athlete Olivia Andrew (along with Olivia Gold, Devon Familton and Carina Donegan); and Bronze in the Tube Rescue Race.

The tight Under 19 Mens group showed a glimpse of the future with a strong third place in the Board Relay.

Our other medal came via Max Wolf who finished third in the Under 16 Ironman race.

Good results achieved at Oceans 17

A strong St Clair team of 24 which featured many of the athletes who had dominated the South Island Champs traveled to Oceans 17 (Under 14 Nationals ) at Mount Manganui.

Overall St Clair finished in fourteenth place with a total of five medals won.

Rising Pool and Surf Life Saving star Erika Fairweather contribute four with her wins in the Run Swim Run, Surf Race and Diamond Race, and a second place in the Tube Rescue with Olivia Andrew; Aidan Macrae won St Clair's other medal with a Bronze in the Under 13 Beach Sprint.

Entertainment Books

St Clair is again selling the ever popular entertainment books as a club fundraiser. You can purchase yours via this link. $60 a book.

Weekend Patrols

Weekend patrols have now finished for the Summer, the countdown is now on to the first patrol date of 2017/2018; mark down Saturday, 28 October in your calendar.

Membership Applications

If you know someone who is keen to join up to our wonderful club, the first step they can take is to fill in a membership application online!


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