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100 Facts about The Aussies

Here's a little treat for all of the Surf Life Saving fans out there.


We will be celebrating the countdown with 100 Facts about The Aussies as part of our 100 years celebration. Each day a new fact will land on our Facebook page and website so stay tuned for more fun, interesting and quirky facts about The Aussies.

Fact #29

Did you know that Peter Lacey won a medal at every Aussie's for 21 years between 1963 and 1983. In that time he won 13 Gold, 13 Silver and 9 Bronze medals at the Australian Championships and another 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze in the Interstate and Associated events.

In 1982 at the 75th Anniversary dinner Lacey was recognised as one of the most successful Australian Championship competitors ever along with Ken Vidler and Steve Warren.

NSW regain the National Interstate Championship title

New South Wales has regained Australian Surf Lifesaving supremacy in dramatic circumstances at the annual Interstate Championships at Sydney’s Newport Beach this afternoon.

In yet another traditional arm wrestle with arch-rival Queensland, the title was only decided in the final event of the carnival. Throughout the day, both states had held the lead several times in an epic points duel.

The Aussies Legends: Don McManus

Don McManus is a legend of The Aussies. He has has been competing in the annual event since 1961 and has the haul of medals to show for it! The Bilgolah SLSC member will be back again this year for the 100th anniversary of The Aussies, barking orders to his crew as one of Australia's most distinguished surfboat sweeps.

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