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Gatorade Clash of the Paddles - Wrap

The Gatorade Clash of the Paddles was run over four exciting days at Hamilton Island in the (usually) picturesque Whitsundays, from 12-15 June 2014.

In sometimes challenging conditions, a variety of races were contested by paddlers of both surf and ocean ski’s including a 3km race, 7km race, and a long-distance 25km downwind course from Lindeman Island to Hamilton Island’s Catseye Beach.

Ironman Leech to return to Coolangatta Gold to celebrate 30 years for iconic race

Original Coolangatta Gold Ironman champion Guy Leech will return to the Gold Coast this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his historic victory in 1984.

Leech, now 49, will team up with a hand-picked team of former champions to re-trace the footsteps of a race that transformed Ironman racing and launched his career.

SLSA International Lifesaving Training Opportunity, Onjuku, Japan

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking three SLSA Lifeguards, Patrol Captains or Trainers to deliver advanced lifesaving training in Onjuku, Japan in mid-late July 2014 for approximately three weeks.

Hosted by the Japan Lifesaving Association (JLA), the purpose of this project is to deliver advanced surf lifesaving training based on that of SLSA and consistent with the certificates of the International Life Saving Federation; SPECIFICALLY First Aid (BLS), Surf Life Saving (ILS Beach Lifeguard) and Training Officer (Trainer/Assessor).

Expressions of Interest – SLSA National Event Hosting Rights

SLSA is calling for expressions of interest for various national events including IRB National Championships, Interstate Championships, Pool Championships and the Nutri-Grain Ironman Trial events for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

EOI’s are invited from interested parties in accordance with the instructions in the downloadable EOI Guide and close with SLSA on 27th June 2014. Please click here for the EOI Guide.

Name SLSA’s Online Bronze Medallion Course

SLSA is calling on suggestions for a new name for its online Bronze Medallion location, currently set at fictional “Sigh Bar Bay SLSC,” and would love to hear your ideas.

If you have a fictional name that you think might be suitable for the course, email it to before June 21.

The new name will be revealed in the 2014/15 season with the launch of the new online course, with a prize for the winner.


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