RESCUE and resuscitation has returned to competition at Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club.
Paul Brierley, who is no stranger to this event having coached and competed at a national level, has used his skills and passion to reintroduce it to the club, with already strong results.
On February 19, Mullaloo took part in the Rescue and Resuscitation State Lifesaving Championships at North Cottesloe.
The club was able to field an under-11 and four under-13 mixed two-person teams and an under-15 and open mixed five-person teams, with all but one making the finals.
The club finished the competition with one gold medal (under-13), one silver (under-15) and one bronze for the open team, which was made up of some parents of the nipper and youth members, as well as Brierley.
“There were many team bests and positives out of every team performance,” he said.
“I could not have asked for more support from the club, parents or kids.”
The day also included the Belt Racing State Lifesaving Championships, with Mullaloo members Wes Gould winning gold in the under-19 male division and Jo-Anna Maynard winning silver in the under-19 female.
Mullaloo came fourth overall for the two competitions, with a total of 29 points.
However, it was Sorrento SLSC that dominated the two events, winning on 76 points from closest rival Trigg Island SLSC on 43 points.
Sorrento won eight gold medals and four silver in the Rescue and Resuscitation before members Paul Laver won silver in the open male surf belt race, Mel Gibson won silver and Elise Airey won bronze in the under-17 female and Elizabeth Vickery won bronze in the under-19 female.
The third event for the day was the Champion Lifesaver, in which Mullaloo came third overall on 13 points.
The club had three members competing, with Tayla Tenaglia winning bronze in the open female division, Darcey Brooks winning bronze in the under-15 female and Ellie Black winning silver in the under-17 female.