True grit in tough finals

Jaleesa Vincent catches a wave at Coolum.
Jaleesa Vincent catches a wave at Coolum.

Two teams of nippers from Coolum Surf Life Saving Club put in great performances at the Met Caloundra under-11 to under-14 carnival last Saturday.

The under-11 team of Brodie Modini, Rauri Beaton, Julian Dick, Edward Crawl and Henry Crawl competed in all events, showing good club spirit and achieving some excellent results.

In the Cameron event they placed fourth in their heat, with Brodie picking up one place on the line with a strong sprint finish.

The board relay was a strong race led out by Julian, with the team placing fourth in their heat and making the finals where they placed sixth.

Edward and Brodie performed very strongly in the board rescue heat and got through to compete in a very exciting final.

The team swim saw the boys through to the final where they finished seventh.

Rauri was competing in his first carnival and was through to two finals. Well done to all the boys competing for Coolum.

The under-12 team consisted of Erin Brockwell, Ellie Price, Claire Croyden, Brianna Noel, Caralee Foxwell, Jaimi Barton, Jamieson Beaton, Callum Priddle, Nathan Shelton, Jesse Law, Ryan Edwards, Will Rogers, Callum Hewitt, Jarrod Beale and Jacob Hampson.

The girls and boys teams put in magnificent efforts in all events. Ellie and Claire did very well in the board rescue and the swim team, Caralee, Jaimi, Ellie and Claire, also excelled.

Well done to the boys who missed out by a split hair to come second to Dicky Beach in the beach relay.

Jarrod, Ryan, Will and Callum were awesome in the board relay.

Many thanks to all officials, age managers, water safety, team manager and volunteers for their help last Saturday at the carnival.

There will be no board activities on Maroochy River until further notice.

All parents please note: the club needs more water safety officers and there is Surf Rescue Certificate course starting soon for those who would like to volunteer.

For more information, phone Shane Urban on 0412 589 752.

– Mick Robinson

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