SEAFORD life savers won bronze at the Australian Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships last month.
The national championships were held at Mollymook in New South Wales.
The Seaford Life Saving Club came home with a trophy, taking third place in an under-23 mass rescue event. The winning team featured Brooke Collins, Isabella Comey, Michael Jacobsen, and Sean Scott-Harvey.
Portsea Surf Life Saving Club also returned from the event with silverware, taking out first place in the under-23 men’s tube rescue and second in the open women’s tube rescue.
Life Saving Victoria’s general manager education, sport, and club development Kate Simpson congratulated the winning athletes for their efforts. “Victorian lifesavers have a fantastic record of outstanding results at the Australian IRB Championships and I am thrilled to say in 2022 we have continued this proud tradition,” she said. “To see Portsea on the podium twice and Seaford joining them after being our most improved team at the Victorian Championships is fantastic and I extend my congratulations to everyone for their amazing efforts in Mollymook.
“IRB racing allows our athletes to refine key rescue-ready skills driving and crewing the IRB, the most popular piece of modern rescue equipment. The IRB racing season may be over, but I look forward to seeing our drivers, crews and patients between the red and yellow flags next patrol season, using their skills to save lives.”