Wanda SLSCs 140 strong nipper team has taken home 23 medals, including six state titles, at the 2020 NSW Surf Life Saving State Age Championships.

Wanda finished 5th overall, behind North Curl Curl SLSC (1st), Coogee (2nd), Cooks Hill (3rd) and Swansea (4th). South Maroubra (6th), North Cronulla (7th), North Bondi (8th), Elouera (9th) and Newport (10th) rounded out the top ten clubs.

The Championships were held at Swansea Belmont SLSC over the weekend. Over 2,700 nippers, aged u9-u14, competed in near perfect weather and surf conditions across all surf life saving disciplines including water events, beach, R&R and march past.

“It was a great weekend for Wanda, we’re so proud of all our nippers. State is a fantastic event, very competitive with the best-of-the-best from around NSW, but it’s also fun, a great chance for the nippers to test themselves and meet nippers from around the state.

“Our team won 6 state championships, 23 podium finishes and many top 6 placings. Most of all, our nippers were all out there giving it a go and hopefully enjoying the experience.

“There were many highlights, it’s impossible to single out a few.

Keira Vincent once again showed she’s absolute champion, winning the state title in the u13 flags and then silver in u13 beach sprint. This double is a feat she has achieved in previous years.”

“In their first state titles, our u9 age group were outstanding in the water events, winning multiple medals in individual and team events, showing they’ll be a very competitive age group in years to come.

“It was fantastic to have our first ever Wanda nippers participants in the Inclusive events, Cooper and Dalton Rowlands. The inclusive events were inspiring to watch and it was great to see Wanda parents down there supporting them.

“Overall we had excellent team performances across the board. A large portion of our points came on teams day, heywith many teams medalling. It was super exciting to see the kids celebrating team success.

“A huge thanks to all our coaches, volunteers, water safety, IRB, officials and families for making our State Championship such a success,” said Mrs Sutton.

Later this week, Masters and Open athletes will compete in their respective State Championships at Swansea SLSC, with Wanda again expected to compete strongly. Stay up to date with details on live coverage, programs and results here.


Keira Vincent, u13 female flags
u9 male surf team A – Max Bowmer, Kobi Mead, James Seidel, Blake Spaul
u9 male board relay A – Max Bowmer, Kobi Mead, James Seidel
u11 female surf team – Charlotte Bowmer, Tia Hale, Sienna Mead, Emily-Summer Nguyen
u12 male board rescue – Dane Sutton, Ziggy Lester
u12 male board relay – Dane Sutton, Joe Doran, Ziggy Lester

Liesl Spinner, u9 female board race
Max Bowmer, u9 male surf race
Zara Zammit-Mayer, u10 female surf race
Charlotte Bowmer, u11 ironwoman
Austin Martinus, u11 male 1km beach run
Kyle Mason, u12 male 1km beach run
Keira Vincent, u13 female beach sprint
Jade Tattam, u14 female flags
u9 female board relay – Elody Lawson, Andie Smith, Liesl Spinner
u11 female board relay – Charlotte Bowmer, Sienna Mead, Jade Siedel
Inclusive swim – Cooper Rowlands
Inclusive senior wade – Cooper Rowlands
Inclusive junior wade – Dalton Rowlands

Benjamin Hibbs, u9 male surf race
Zed Lester, u9 male board race
Sienna Alderson, u13 female 1km beach run
u9 male board relay B – Zed Lester, Jarrah Martinus, Blake Spaul
u10 female surf team – Isabel Adams, Kiana Johnson, Zahri Lester, Zara Zammit-Mayer
u13 2 person R&R – Harper Constantoulas, Amelia Dann
u14 female board rescue – Tahli Christensen, India Hulbert
Inclusive board – Cooper Rowlands

Emily-Summer Nguyen, u11 female surf race
Emily-Summer Nguyen, u11 ironwoman
Milla Coles, u12 female beach sprint
u9 male surf team B – Toby Lawson, Zed Lester, Jarrah Martinus, Harrison Towle
u13 female surf team – Alexandra Hyasatt, Waverly Martinus, Sienna Spaul, Jayda Zammit-Mayer
u13 female board relay – Waverly Martinus, Sienna Spaul, Jayda Zammit-Mayer
u14 female board relay – Tahli Christensen, India Hulbert, Chelsea Sutton

Dane Sutton, u12 male board race
Waverly Martinus, u13 ironwoman
u10 mixed beach relay – Isable Adams, Kyah Gallen, Liam Lakomy, Curren Taper
u11 female board rescue – Charlotte Bowmer, Sienna Mead
u11 mixed cameron relay – Charlotte Bowmer, Caitlin Cranney, Austin Martinus, Declan Noonan
u12 male surf team – Joe Doran, Otis Jessop, Ziggy Lester, Dane Sutton
u13 mixed cameron relay – Waverly Martinus, Will Steiner, Kai Thatcher, Keira Vincent
u14 female surf team – Tahli Christensen, Isabelle Cox, India Hulbert, Chelsea Sutton

Elody Lawson, u9 female surf race
Gabriella Edwards, u9 female flags
Milla Coles, u12 female flags
India Hulbert u14 female ironwoman
u10 male surf team – Max Christensen, Josh Dan, Reef Lewis, Cooper Sutton
u10 female board relay – Isabel Adams, Zahri Lester, Zara Zammit-Mayer
u11 female sprint – Caitlin Cranney, Zara De Carvalho, Isla New, Charlotte Olliver
u13 female sprint – Hollie Adams, Sienna Alderson, Isobel Poulos-Burns, Keira Vincent

Wanda’s Top 6 Results – SLS NSW State Age Championships 2020

NSW State Championships – 2020