Pambula’s Country Adventure

No club travelled further for the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships than Pambula SLSC, but the state’s most travelled lifesavers made the most of their time in South West Rocks.

Kai Holt, Nate Wood (U11s), Lachy Harvey (U10s) and Maddie Harvey (U17s) all made the trip north for this weekend’s championship and thoroughly enjoyed their trip away.

A couple of members of the team flew while others made the 12 hour trek by car.

Pambula Junior Activities Coordinator Andrew Holt felt it was important for the club to support events such as the Country Champs as it provides a good atmosphere for the kids to experience, as well as introducing them to the mateship of the wider lifesaving community.

“It’s been an absolutely fantastic weekend, and I’m very glad we were able to come up and enter this competition. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t send a bigger team; we actually were intending to bring up to 10 athletes but they were forced to drop out due to other commitments,” said Andrew Holt.

“The boys all made finals and our best performance was by Maddie in the flags. They’re all happy as they were aiming for top 20. The younger age groups are really competitive so to make the finals is very pleasing.”

Kai, Nate, and Lachy all agreed it was a fantastic event.

“My favourite events are probably the board and swim,” said Kai.

Nate who won a medal last year in Mollymook said he enjoys the water as well as the beach events.

“I like running quickly so I enjoy the sprints and flags but Country is a good chance to get in the water,” said Nate.

The small team returned from their weekend at South West Rocks delighted with their efforts are looking forward to more competition including the highly popular kids vs adult races as the season winds down.

Photograph - Maddie and Lachy Harvey, Andrew and Kai Hoult, and Nate Wood smile for the cameras at the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships in South West Rocks.

Wed 10 Feb 2016