SURF Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA) wrapped up a successful season at its annual Awards of Excellence at Crown Perth on Saturday night.
Ron Naylor from Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club took out the President’s Medal on the night, which celebrated outstanding contributions and achievements from SLSWA members, including lifesavers, athletes and all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of their clubs.
Brian Carthew, of Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club, was inducted as a life member and Chris Kuster from Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club was named Trainer of the Year.
SLSWA president Craig Smith-Gander paid tribute to the many volunteers who spent their weekends on beaches across our state.
“It is about celebrating all the volunteers who are the lifeblood of this great movement,” he said.
“During the 2016/17 season, these volunteer surf lifesavers spent in excess of 108,800 hours patrolling our beaches performing more than 580 rescues, 1467 first aids and 14,750 preventative actions.”