Four masters helped Omaha Beach Surf Life Saving Club to a medal count of 13 at the New Zealand Pool Rescue Champs this month.
The event was held at the National Aquatic Centre in Auckland from October 12 to 14, with the club sending 18 juniors, four seniors and four masters to compete.
Event activities included swimming with weighted bricks, towing manikins and swimming around obstacles.
The masters were Jillian Walker, Mike Gibson, Ruth Tanner and Steve Dempsey.
Jillian Walker was the standout performer, picking up a gold and silver, while Mike Gibson and Ruth Tanner also won gold.
Steve Dempsey grabbed two bronze. All four won a further two bronzes in the teams’ events, ranking as the fourth best masters team in the country.
Senior girls Claudia Stevenson, Liana Sykes, Olivia Gibson and Kimberley Allen won silver in the U19 medley relay and bronze in the U19 line pull.
Meanwhile, Fraser Walker was the successful junior with two silvers in brick carrying events and a bronze in the U11 50 metre swim race.
Fraser Walker shows promise as a surf sports competitor for the Omaha club.