2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Lachlan Cabor

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

Shellharbour’s Lachlan Cabor is a young man on the rise having enjoyed plenty of success at previous editions of the Country Championships.

Cabor firmly put himself on the radar with some encouraging performances at branch level and in the Sydney Water series which was enough to earn him selection on the South Coast Interbranch team.

It’s fair to say that the talented young athlete has saltwater in his veins having being in and around the surf since before he officially signed up for Nippers when he was just 7 years old.

Lachlan Cabor will be competing in both water and beach events at the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.

Name:

Lachlan Cabor

Club:

Shellharbour SLSC

Age Group:

U/12’s

Events intending to Contest At Country Champs:

Surf, Board, Ironman, flag and Sprints as well as team events

Results:

U/11’s Country Champs 2015-2016:

2nd Ironman, 3rd Beach Flags, 4th Board and 4th Surf Race.

U/11’s South Coast Branch 2015-2016:
1st Board, 1st Ironman, 1st Surf, 2nd Flags and 1st U/12’s Board Rescue

U/12’s Sydney Water 2016 – 2017 I finished 3rd in Water Results

U/12’s South Coast Interbranch Team 2016 – 2017: 4th Surf, 4th Ironman and 8th Board

How long have you been involved in Surf Life Saving?

7 Years I have been involved with Nippers, but I have been on the beach for longer because I have two older brothers who are both involved with Shellharbour Surf Club.

What so you enjoy most about being a member of a Surf Lifesaving Club?

I enjoy making new friends and spending time with them at the beach. I love the beach and surfing. I also enjoy competition where I get to catch up with friends from other clubs. We always have fun.

How has your training been going for the Championships?

My training really started back in time for the Sydney Water Series, it has just been building since then. I have been doing some extra training with my Coach Dana Richards in the pool and on the beach over the Christmas holidays. Now Coach Wayne “Cavo” Cavanagh is back running his sessions on the beach for the nippers and Cadets as well.

What are your goals for the Championships and the rest of the season?

In the Country Championships I would like to Medal in all water events. I just missed out on two 3rd positions last year, which was a little disappointing. I am also going to State so I would like to do well there. My aim with my results from Carnivals this year is to make sure that I qualify for the South Coast Interbranch Team again next year.

Do you have any pre-event superstitions or preparations?

I try to have a good dinner and not go to bed too late. Mum says that on the line, I am always fidgeting with my goggle’s, which makes her very nervous.

What are you most liking forward to about Country Championships?

My favourite events are the Surf and Ironman. Then I have fun on the beach and in the water with all of my friends.

Are there any surf athletes you admire or have found to be an inspiration and why?

I have enjoyed watching Taylar Puskaric. Taylar is a family friend and it is has been fun watching her over the last 2 years when I get to see her compete at carnivals I can go to.

Thu 2 Feb 2017