JUNIORS, seniors and masters from local surf lifesaving clubs took to the pool at North Devon Leisure Centre on Saturday to contest the Devon Stillwater title. Woolacombe SLC Youth team retained their title, with Saunton in second place and Croyde in thir
JUNIORS, seniors and masters from local surf lifesaving clubs took to the pool at North Devon Leisure Centre on Saturday to contest the Devon Stillwater title.Woolacombe SLC Youth team retained their title, with Saunton in second place and Croyde in third.The seniors saw the lead change hands throughout the day between Woolacombe and Saunton up until the last event, with Woolacombe winning the men's and ladies' medley relays to clinch the title and complete the double for their club.It was a day for individual achievements, with Woolacombe juniors scooping 23 firsts between them, Freddie Hedger managing four, with Ellie Parker also surfacing ahead of the pack with four wins to her credit. Marcus Hutchins had three, while Hilary Davey took two, as did Lucy Campbell and Gregory Burke.In the obstacle and medley relay events, Woolacombe u14s took first in both girls and boys sections, as did the club's u16 girls.On a closer day for the seniors Owen Pickett-Treacy made first in the 50-metre manikin tow with fins while Jimmy Manley followed suit in the 50m manikin carry.Croyde also had much to be proud of - Laura Crane performing well in the 13 years category, picking up three firsts in the obstacle race, 100m manikin carry and 50m manikin tow, plus a second place in the 50m carry event.Joe Windsor took first for his club in the 14 years rescue medley. Croyde also took a total of four second placings in the junior events and a number of thirds to ensure they were well up there. Not to be outdone, Shaun Latham gained two firsts in the 50m carry (no fins) plus the rescue medley and a third in the individual Masters (40-49 years) sections.