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Back-to-back titles in surf rescue for the Rum City

WINNERS: Jessica Vaggs (back), Tom Pascoe, Rachel Findlay-Udtis, Ky Woods, Georgia Martin, Hayley Bowman, Laura Greenhalgh, Jasmyn Theurkaff (front), Oliver Collins, Ella McCaig and Erin Gardner.
WINNERS: Jessica Vaggs (back), Tom Pascoe, Rachel Findlay-Udtis, Ky Woods, Georgia Martin, Hayley Bowman, Laura Greenhalgh, Jasmyn Theurkaff (front), Oliver Collins, Ella McCaig and Erin Gardner. Contributed

SURF LIFE SAVING: Bundaberg's beaches look to be in safe hands for many years to come thanks to these talented athletes.

The Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club recently continued its dominance at the Wide Bay Capricorn surf rescue championships at Emu Park, taking out two trophies.

The team of 11 surf lifesavers took out the Kerry Collins handicap and the Graham McKenzie overall champion club trophies for the second year in a row.

The team competed in surf sport events as well as being tested in patrol type situations, which included tests in CPR, theory questions and practical scenarios.

Jocelyn Bowman, who was one of several coaches on the team, said the members excelled.

"Most of the scores were exceptional,” she said.

"A lot of the judges commented on how well they did and said they would be happy to be rescued by these athletes.”

The club did well individually as well with Oliver Collins and Rachel Findlay-Udris taking out gold overall in under-14 male and female classes respectively.

They were joined by Ky Woods (U15 male), Ella McCaig (U15 female), Georgia Martin (U19 female), Hayley Bowman (Open female) and Laura Greenhalgh (Masters female) who also won gold.

Bundaberg also took home gold in U15 patrol and U15 first aid events.

Bowman said the athletes got plenty of confidence out of the success and learnt plenty of life skills as well.

All gold medallists from the event have qualified for the state titles. Silver and bronze medallists potentially qualify as well based on results from other branch competitions.

The state titles will be held in Bundaberg from February 16 to 18.