It was truly inspiring to watch our 35 members from 16 clubs come to the NSW Inclusive Championships for the third year. Swansea/Belmont welcomed old and new competitors from as far north as Coffs Harbour down to our clubs in Sydney Branch. Event size was capped at 40 competitors who were joined by parents, water safety and supporters. Competitors were split into Junior, Youth and Senior age groups, and members competed in Swim, Sprints, Flags, Board and for the first time a Wade race.
Conditions were spectacular allowing many competitors to get in the water for swim, wade and board events and almost all competitors getting involved in the Beach Sprints and Flags. The Inclusive events aim to provide a fun and competitive pathway for the NSW clubs that run Inclusive weekend programs for their members. Thanks to our dedicated team of volunteer officials who made the events run smoothly, and allowed for some fierce competition with many close finishes!
Hosting the Inclusive events at the Age Championships aligns with SLSNSW’s strategic objective to be an all-inclusive organisation that protects, educates, prepares, and embraces everyone. SLSNSW will continue to support this event and the inclusion space, to grow numbers in future years.
Congratulations to Newport’s 3 representatives:
- Advait Heroor
- Ryan Murphy (Senior Male Beach Sprint: gold & Senior Male Flags: gold)
- Jacob Rowe