NSW Surf Life Saving titles coming to Blacksmiths

Date posted: 7 February 2017

The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will return to Lake Macquarie for the first time since 2010  with a series of events to be held over consecutive weekends at Blacksmiths Beach between 25 February and 12 March.

The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, which tests competitors on specific lifesaving skills, will be held on the opening weekend, 25-26 February, followed by the Age (junior) Championships on 2-3 March, the Masters titles on 8-9 March and the Open Championships on 10-12 March.

The championships, to be hosted by Swansea Belmont SLSC with the support of Lake Macquarie City Council and Dantia, are expected to attract more than 7000 competitors from all over NSW, along with 600 volunteer officials and up to 15,000 family and spectators.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said the championships would be a great sporting spectacle and provide significant economic benefit to local shops, accommodation providers, cafes and restaurants, and many other businesses in the City.

"Events such as the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships are a fantastic showcase for our City and serve to spread the word far and wide about our beautiful beaches and natural assets," Cr Fraser said.

"Lake Macquarie has four beaches that are patrolled by volunteer surf lifesavers and we are proud to be associated with an organisation that provides such a valuable community service, promoting healthy, active lifestyles and keeping our beaches safe year after year."


Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 7 February 2017