Day one of the Victorian Junior Lifesaving Championships 2020 was all about community and competitive spirit as lifesavers from across Victoria took to the beach at Warrnambool to compete.
More than 1400 under-13 athletes from 32 different clubs made the trip to Warrnambool on Victoria’s far southwest coast to attend the 2.5-day competition hosted by Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club.
With finals already run for several events, Ocean Grove SLSC is currently leading the competition with 107 points, followed by Mornington LSC in second on 74 points.
Mentone LSC and Mordialloc LSC also showed their strength in the water and on the beach, placing well across a number of events.
Ocean Grove started the day on a high, with a solid performance in the finals of the under 11 Boys Wade Relay and the under 10 Girls Wade, finishing first on both occasions.
LSV Aquatic Sports Manager Kirsty Clark said it was also great to see some of the smaller teams doing well.
“Today we’ve seen some fantastic performances across the board, so it’s going to be exciting to see how the rest of the weekend plays out,” she said.
“Some highlights of today included Lorne SLSC finishing first and second in the under 12 Boys Beach Sprint final and the majority of the under 12 Girls Belt and Reel final competitors predominantly represented bay clubs.”
Regular updates about the competition can be found on the Life Saving Victoria Facebook and Instagram pages.
A selection of photos from today’s events can also be viewed on LSV’s Facebook page.
View the results to date here.
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