It was great to see so many Fairhaven faces over Easter for the final weekend of the patrolling season.
We celebrated the end of season in style with a host of club events and thanks to all involved for their support and input.
An excellent crowd of over 100 members attended our Presentation Night at the club on Easter Sunday. Members young and old were well represented and a great night was had by all.
Congratulations to all our Award Winners:
President’s Trophy for Club Service: Alan Martin
Best Active Member: Eve Lardner
Lifesaver of the Year: Tom Burt
Most Patrol Hours: Sam Morrison
Trainer of the Year: Campbell Miller
Best Patrol: Patrol 7
Stew Miles, Hannah Borash, Phil Thomas, Oli Bliem, Vanessa Lewanski, Sean Lawler, Tim Fulton Bob Stewart, Andy Thomas, Oscar Ablinger
Patrol Member of the Year:
Patrol 1 – Ollie Paton
Patrol 2 – Maeve Bousie
Patrol 3 – Sam Morrison
Patrol 4 – Campbell Miller
Patrol 6 – Olly Stephens
Patrol 7 – Oscar Ablinger
Best Performed Competitors
Junior Female – Olivia Hamley
Junior Male – Gabe Cornwell
Open Female – Mia Hamley
Open Male – Bob Stewart, Francis Pamminger, Peter Jeffery, Michael Heaton Harris, Stewart Cato, Peter Grant
Maurice McCutcheon, James Cornwell
Outstanding Sports Achievement:
Karen Costa, Sam Trask, Melia Frangos, Mardi Spittle, Tracey Holding, Teresa Baker, David Thompson
U14 Female – Lily Jordan
U14 Male – John Cornwall
Open Women – Chloe Hardman
Open Men – Brad Cummins
Over 40 Men – Guy Callaghan
Over 70 Men – Mal Freake
Iron Man Brad – Cummins
Iron Woman – Chloe Hardman
After a couple of false starts – the weather gods smiled on us on Easter Saturday for the staging of our Annual River Swim. Given the time of year, a good turnout of swimmers fought out a very competitive race.
Full results can be found here: FSLSC – River Swim 2018-19 – Results (pdf)
Congratulations to the following winners:
Handicap Winner: Ed Paton
Fastest Time: Guy Callaghan
Over 40 Male: Guy Callaghan
Over 40 Female: Chloe Hardman
Open Male: Brad Cummins
Cadet: Gabe Cornwell
Nipper: Audrey James
Fairhaven made a successful return to the IRB Racing arena for Round 1 of the 2019 season at Mordialloc last Sunday in wild and windy conditions.
After nearly 20 years out of the game, the club finished 5th overall on the day, a brilliant result given the small size of our team compared to others. A huge congratulations also goes to our women’s team of Ellen Porter, Jess Sincock & Bridie O’Callaghan who got a 2nd place in the IRB Rescue Event! (Full results are listed below).
Looking ahead to the next carnivals at Ocean Grove (12th May) and Lorne (25th & 26th May), we will look to field more crews and as such we are looking for anyone who may be around to help out as an Official and/or First Aider on the day! If you’re available to help, please get in touch with Liam O’Callaghan (0424 963 490).
Thanks to everyone who has supported the team to get up and running again, and if you’re down the coast for the next couple of carnivals we would love to have some blue and orange supporters there!
Round 1 Mordialloc – Results:
- Women’s IRB Rescue – 2nd Place
- Women’s IRB Mass Rescue – Semi Final
- Men’s IRB Rescue – Quarter Final
- Men’s IRB Mass Rescue – Quarter Final
Now that the season has formally concluded, thanks to all our members for their support and contribution to our great club over season 2018-2019.
We will keep you informed about forthcoming club activities over the winter months and look forward to some beach time and warmth at the Haven very soon!
President – Fairhaven SLSC