Friday, April 15, 2011

News: SA Lifesaving Championships in Strand 2011

What an amazing 3 days of SA lifesaving championships. This was a first for us but I can see how this really is something to look forward to every year. I am amazed at how many children arrive from all over South Africa to participate. Obviously they are only represented by coastal places so we had places like East London, Durban, Plettenberg Bay, False Bay and more. There were 22 teams represented.
Apparently for the last 2 years Fish Hoek has come second, well this year we changed all of that and came first place beating Durban by 30 something points. Though our team members do not always get individual trophies, the team participates in every event and that earns us points and that's how we win - by team work.

It was also so good to get to know some of the parents, as often at practices you don't really get a chance to chat but with this event you are together for a solid 3 days and you get to shout, cry and laugh together. Every evening we had a meal in a conference facility and the children were given feedback about the team and booby prizes were handed out for silly things that happened during the day. It was so festive and lively and though by evening everyone was exhausted it was so much fun to be part of all of the hype.

My children have always participated in various sports - they love it and they are good at it - but this is really the tops for them,and for us.
To go to the photo album just click on Chad and he'll take you there!

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