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Grant Kenny digs deep to win Masters Ironman Gold

Grant Kenny may be showing a few signs of rust resulting from a lifetime in the surf but the most famous of all Ironmen showed today he still has the golden touch.

Kenny was hobbled by a calf injury but summoned many of his old skills to win the 50-54 years Ironman gold medal on day one of The Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough, Western Australia.

Surf Life Saving Australia calls for Expressions of Interest for The Aussies 2018 and 2022

From the traditional surf boats, rescue and resuscitation and belt swimming, to the modern day ironman and ironwoman racing first introduced at Coolangatta in 1966, today over 5,000 competitors in addition to club members, volunteers, officials and spectators make their annual pilgrimage to the host venue as they chase those elusive gold medals and the chance to add their names into the record books of Surf Life Saving, alongside some of Australia’s greatest sporting heroes.

Preview- The Aussies 2014 - less than three weeks to go!

This year’s Aussies will see a changing of the guard – or more like a changing of the guards, with some of the sport’s biggest names appearing for the first time with their new clubs and with that a change of cap.

The most recent change has been Zane Holmes, who started his career with Kawana Waters, had a huge impact at Northcliffe and will appear at the Aussies in the green and white quartered cap of Currumbin in the ski events.

Rips Forum Reveals New Findings

Surf Life Saving Australia hosted the Rip Current Forum on Friday 28th February 2014. At the forum, the RIPSAFE research team (a collaboration between the University of New South Wales [UNSW] and SLSA with funding from an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant) presented their initial findings into the physical science and social geography of rip currents.

Yallingup lifeguards awarded January national Rescue of the Month

Surf Life Saving Australia has awarded the January 2014 National Rescue of the Month to Western Australia’s Yallingup Lifeguards.

Rescue of the Month is a national initiative to recognise the courageous and outstanding achievement that our lifesavers and members perform on our coastal waterways every day.

The rescue deemed this month’s most remarkable took place on Friday 10 January, when lifeguards Janek Ferrandi and Ben Sowter rescued three surfers who had been dragged by a rip 500-600m off shore at Smith Beach.

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