Wanda SLSC has finished 7th overall at the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles.

The Championships were held on the Gold Coast last week, with youth, masters and open competitions.

“It has been a challenging year, so it was fantastic to see our club succeed and enjoy Aussies,” said Nathan Spinner, Wanda SLSC President.

“As always, it was a true team effort. Our touring team competed in all disciplines – water, beach, distance swimming and running, surf boats, surfboard riding, lifesaving, R&R and march past”.

“Special mention and thanks to our coaches, managers and volunteers.  With so much disruption this year, they’ve had to be adaptable and positive. The entire club values their dedication and hard work, we wouldn’t be here without them.

“We crowned 10 new Australian champions, won 11 silver medals, 14 bronze and had many top 10 performances. These are incredible results against Australia’s best, proud memories that will last a lifetime.

“It’s certainly not all about winning though. There were hundreds of personal bests and achievements within our squad. Our members come to Aussies with different goals and everyone is to be commended on their effort representing Wanda,” said Mr Spinner.

Wanda SLSC 2022 Australian Champions


  • Ben Sutton – u17 male Champion Lifesaver
  • Kai Hammond – u19 male 2km beach run
  • u19 male surf team – Noah Steiner, Riley Dixon, Fletcher Warn, Nich Middleton
  • u19 male 2x1km beach relay – Kai Hammond and Toby Hummerston
  • Open male 2x1km beach relay – Kai Hammond and Ali Najem


  • Mick Georgaris, 40-44 yrs male single ski
  • Mick Georgaris and Paul Buttel, 40-44 yrs double ski


  • Kyle Mason, u14 2km beach run
  • Rome Southwell and Jayda Zammit-Mayer, u14/15 board rescue
  • Kyle Mason and Dane Sutton, u13/14 2x1km beach run

Winning Australian titles is rare. There were some special achievements in this year’s gold medal performances:

  • The male surf team has won the event at the past three consecutive Australian titles
  • It was Kai Hammond’s third individual Australian title in the 2km beach run
  • It was Ben Sutton’s second consecutive title, having won the Champion Lifesaver title in 2021.


Results – Wanda Top 6


The Leader – Wanda reach Top 5

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