There is no better way to burn off the excess calories of Christmas than lending a hand at Royal Life Saving Society Australias' annual championships. It was their 125th anniversary and the event was held in the stunning Pymble Ladies College.
The Championships are sanctioned by the International Life Saving Federation and so are run to a rigorous level of detail requiring deep water (well, for a swimming pool, nearly 4m!) and exact positioning of the water-filled manikins used in many of the events. The championships ran over 4 days, but it was only the 12th and 13th of January that we needed to be there. Michelle, Andy and Fe did an excellent job deploying the manikins in their starting position - it was no easy task as the had to be millimeter perfect in their position and one wrong fin kick would knock them out of alignment. Ben had the easier, but tiring, work of collecting them up and catapulting them to the surface for the expert team RLSSA volunteers, lead by Norm to tow back to the start line for re-distribution.