South Africa

Cape's finest lifeguards hit the water

2016-03-07 17:06
Action was fast and furious (Supplied)

Cape Town - Cape Town’s most senior lifeguards battled it out for the Big Bay Masters’ Classic 2016 Cup at the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday.

Some 140 lifeguards from 11 surf lifesaving clubs across the peninsula participated.

Big Bay claimed the Masters’ Classic Cup for the second year in a row. Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club came second overall, Strand third and Milnerton fourth.

Master lifeguards are 30 years or older and most boast many years of experience. Many of these athletes have come through the nipper ranks of their clubs and qualified as senior lifeguards once they turned 16.

Many continue to perform active lifeguard duty on Cape Town’s beaches and are also actively involved in training new generations of lifeguards.

The Big Bay Masters’ Classic is the only local competition where Western Cape Masters’ can test their skills before competing at the Masters’ SA Champs in Port Elizabeth on March 17, 2016.

Master lifeguards from various surf lifesaving clubs across the peninsula racing on their Malibu rescue boards at the Big Bay Masters’ Classic 2016 Cup on Saturday.

Arnim Schon, head coach at the Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, pushing hard in the single surf ski race at the Big Bay Masters’ Classic 2016 Cup on Saturday.

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