Top Three Teams in Close Contest after First Day of the LSV Junior State Championships 2018

At the end of the first day of competition at the LSV Junior State Championships 2018, the top three teams are just a few points apart with Mentone Life Saving Club leading on 178.5, Mornington Life Saving Club second on 172.5 and Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club third on 163.5.

“Mornington LSC have just one first place medal between them and the first place spot!” says Kirsty Clark, Life Saving Victoria’s Sports Coordinator. “We were very fortunate with the weather and conditions, which brought out the best in everyone – there was finally a bit of sun for the LSV Junior State Championships!

More than 1400 junior lifesavers travelled to Victoria’s south west coast to compete in the 2018 Victorian Junior Lifesaving Championships this weekend, hosted for the fifth year in a row by Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club.

Ms Clark says 36 Life Saving Clubs are competing at the two-day event, attracting more than 2000 spectators.

The event is able to be put on thanks to the generous support of major event sponsor Engine, as well as Surf Life Saving Australia sponsor’s Westpac, DHL and Holden.

“None of it would be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers both on and off the beach who work tirelessly to make sure the nippers can enjoy a great couple of days at the beach, competing and making new friends,” says Ms Clark. “We wish everyone good luck!”

Warrnambool City Council Events Coordinator Bec Elmes said the event is one of the highlights of the events calendar: “Lady Bay is an ideal location for an event like the LSV Junior State Championships. It’s terrific to see so many youngsters enjoy being physically active in such a beautiful location.”

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Hi-res images and video from the first day’s action are available here

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