City has again dominated the State Champion Lifesaver events which were run last week, winning gold in five of the eight categories contested.
The event attracted record entries this year, with competitors coming from Bunbury to Broome. City's lifesaving coach Grant Trew has produced some stellar results in recent years and his team again came through with a bag of medals.
The event commenced last Wednesday evening with competitors completing the forty question lifesaving theory paper and being judged on resuscitation. At Sunday's carnival at Scarborough they then completed a surf race, board race, tube race and beach sprint to complete the event.
In the hotly-contested Open Men's division Tim Trew won his third consecutive State Championship, holding out cousin and mentor Grant by just three points. Club Captain Stephen Toth was fifth in his first attempt at the event, and Craig Simmonds seventh.
In the Open Women's event, Rebecca Cohen also won her third title in a row. Second was Kim Lovett, by just half a point from Trigg's Richelle Corkhill. Rosie Langdale was fourth.
Kim and Rosie also competed in the Under 19 competition, where they won gold and bronze respectively. Doubling up in this event is a huge effort, as it means completing each of the components twice.
In the Under 19 Men's competition, Ben Carrick finished second to Trigg's Trent Stapleton, and in the Under 17 Men's Duncan Jacob also took the silver medal, behind Ricky Smith of Mullaloo. Jess Walker won the Under 17 Women's event.
The Under 15 Men's was the only event we failed to medal in, with Tom Dowling finishing fourth and Sean McKenna fifth.
In the Under 15 Women's event, Jess Cohen won the gold with last year's champion Jane Lovett having to settle for silver this year.
In other good news for the lifesaving events team, it was also announced last week that the Scarboro Champion Patrol team have been disqualified from the competition for fielding an ineligible member. This elevated the City team back into the gold medal position that they had briefly held on the day of the competition.
Taking into account the gold won in the Open First Aid teams, this means our competitors have won seven of the eleven State Championships on offer in the Lifesaving arena, an effort which again gets City off to a flying start in the State Championships pointscore.