GALLERY: North Aussies await in October for TSSLSC group
SURF LIFE SAVING: Five Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club youngsters have made the perfect preparations ahead of the North Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Mackay later next month.
The athletes were placed in the top 10 in nine of their 12 events at the Queensland Endurance Championships at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast.
Highlights were Kai Devine and Kane Martin's efforts. Each placed fifth in their respective age groups for the 500m swim, with Oscar Wemmerslager in seventh.
Rhiannon Copsey swam a brilliant 2km in choppy ocean swell to finish in ninth position.
Jake Devine was fifth in the 4km beach run, and Oscar finished sixth in the 2km.
On the board, Oscar placed fifth and Kane sixth in their respective age group 2km paddles.
Oscar said he was happy with his board race.
"I caught a couple of good runners that helped me along in the home stretch and it felt good," he said.
All athletes agreed their swim was their strongest event and credited this to their surf coaches John Andrews and Mark Bryant along with Gladstone Gladiators' swimming head coach Tom Fronek.
The North Aussies are on next month.