Friday 10th March 2023
Saturday 11th March 2023

Patrol 12 led by Leoni Graham
Patrol 11 led by Lance Brooks

Sunday 12th March 2023

Patrol 10 led by Paul Fraser
Patrol 9 led by John Thomson

On Saturday 4th March Baxter Gamble was down at Freshwater Beach when he spotted a lady in trouble. Despite there being a patrol in operation, Baxter made the quick decision to step in and perform a rescue with no equipment. The rescued lady was extremely thankful. She admitted that ‘she had nothing left in the tank’ and if it wasn’t for Baxter’s bravery, she does not know what may have happened.

Congratulations Baxter!

If you have a good news story to report on patrol or even off Manly beach, please let us know and we will include it in the newsletter.


Many of you would have heard about the drowning of an 18 year old man at Freshwater last Saturday night. Ivan Korolev was a former member of Manly Nippers from 2014 – 2017. Many of our Club members will remember Ivan fondly. His family have arranged a memorial service at Freshwater Beach tomorrow afternoon (11 March 2023) at 5pm.  The Club’s thoughts are with his family at this devastating time.


On Wednesday we were able to celebrate International Women’s Day. Surf Life Saving has come a log way in the past 60+ years. It was July 1980 that saw Surf Life Saving Australia admitted women to being full members of a Surf Life Saving Club. Fast forward to today and our membership is more than 40% Female, our Active patrolling members are 34% Female, our Board is more than 40% Female, and the Nipper JAC is almost 70% Female. At the recent State Championships our female competitors won the most medals. Manly LSC this year also elected the first Female President.


Wow what a big few weeks it has been in Surf Sports. The Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships concluded with the Opens last weekend. Team Manly finished in 7th Spot on 139 points. Congratulations to the whole team on a great championship. Our Medallists over the weekend are below. 
Open State Results

1st – Ethan Neville – Open Ski 
1st – Hayden Cotter, Kyan Winn, Chris Allum, Michael Kember – Open Male Rescue Tube Rescue
1st – Georgia Singleton, Ella Garrett, Tilla Garrett – Open Board Relay
1st – Angus MacPhail, Harrison Stone, Stewart McLachlan – Open Board Relay
1st – Georgia Singleton and team– Open Belt Race
1st – Oli Signorini, Hayden Cotter, Kyan Winn, Kendrick Louis – Open Surf Teams
2nd – Tilla Garrett, Charli Munro – Under 19 Double Ski
2nd – Keaten Ronge-Smith – Under 17 Ski
2nd – Hayden Cotter and team– Open Male Belt Race
3rd – Kyan Winn – Under 19 Male Swim
3rd – Georgia Singleton – Open Ironwoman
3rd – Stewart McLachlan – Open Board Race
3rd – Oscar Jones, Ethan Neville – Open Double Ski
3rd – Ethan Neville, Kendrick Louis, Oscar Jones – Open Ski Relay
3rd – Charli Munro, Charlotte Ward, Tilla Garrett – Under 19 Ski Relay
3rd – Charlotte Ward, Charli Munro, Tianna Emmott Bennett – Under 19 Taplin
3rd – Ella Garrett, Georgia Singleton – Open Female Board Rescue
3rd – Kyan Winn and Team – Under 19 Surf Belt Race
3rd – Ella Garrett, Georgia Singleton, Tilla Garrett, Charlotte Ward – Open Female Surf Teams
Best Overall Surf Sports Club in the Northern Beaches, 3rd in New South Wales

This caps off an exceptional state championships campaign for Manly LSC. Our collective point score across all three divisions (Nippers, Opens, Masters) places us 3rd in the State, just behind Wanda (2nd) and North Bondi (1st).
Manly LSC is the only club from Northern Beaches Branch, and one of only 3 in NSW (from a field of over 70) to have achieved a top 10 finish in all three divisions. This is a great measure of the health of surf sports across all areas at Manly LSC, and we still have plenty of room to improve.

Only 3 weeks to go until the big show the Australian Championships over at Scarborough Western Australia.


Congratulations to Tim Cuthbert who was awarded 10+ years of officiating for Surf Life Saving NSW at the State Championships official function held during the championship. Tim’s dedication to the movement is to be applauded.


With the NSW Election being held on 25 March 2023, SLSA NSW has asked that we remind all members about SLSA’s Non-Political and Non-Sectarian policy. 
The Manly LSC Club rebuild is a key election issue in the Manly electorate. Leading into the election, candidates may seek to align themselves with Manly LSC or SLSA by asking members in uniform to pose for photos or interviews. This is not permitted. The Club must remain apolitical.
If you would like to read more on this the full memorandum can be found at this link https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/11/Policy-6.25-Non-Political-and-Non-Sectarian.pdf
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