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Come and try surf lifesaving today

Essential lifesaving skills, such as water safety, first aid and resuscitation are some of the valuable skills that are taught through the Forrest Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s programs and you can see for yourself this Sunday 6 September from 9 am – at the club’s ‘Come and try day’.

Junior activities coordinator Helen Kaurila said there is something for everyone to get involved in at Forrest Beach Surf Club. 

She said: ‘Starting with our nippers all the way through to our active patrolling members, young and old, lifesaving really has something for everyone. 

‘If you are interested in giving surf lifesaving a go we are inviting the community to come along on Sunday from 9 am to 11 am for a fun morning of beach and water activities to get a glimpse of what we are all about.

Troy Austin, Caleb Lahtinen and Corey Marshall

‘Not only will you have fun and meet new people, you will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.’

‘And what a great way to spend Fathers’ Day than a morning at the beach with Dad and the rest of the family.’

The under-six and under-seven piranhas group will kick off their season on Sunday as well – between 9 and 10 am.

Those who would like to take part must bring togs, a stinger suit or rashie, hat, water bottle and an eagerness to have a go.

Club president Tony Lahtinen said it was good to welcome in a new season after last season was cut short due to Covid-19.

he said: ‘To say I am particularly proud of our members and supporters for the resilience they have shown throughout this season would be an understatement.

‘Their dedication and professionalism have been unwavering and the way our members represent our club in the wider community is something we all take pride in.’

Mr Lahtinen said he was looking forward to this Sunday and welcoming new faces to the club.

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