Dargie was raised on a wheat and sheep farm in Bruce Rock but at age 13, his family moved to the city and he joined the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club. A year later, he gained his surf rescue certificate that allowed him to start patrols and at 18, he became a patrol captain ” a position he held until this season.
Dargie has also held most positions in the club, including president for four years when he guided the club through significant building extensions and four State Club of the Year awards, culminating in Mullaloo winning National Club of the Year in 2001. He was awarded the WA Volunteer of the Year Award in 2007 and in 2011, he was awarded the National Medal for his service to surf lifesaving. Dargie’s commitment to the club has seen his wife and children follow and he is looking forward to when his two-year-old grandson can get involved.