Surf lifesavers from the Illawarra’s 17 surf clubs will gather at Thirroul on Saturday February 8 and Sunday February 9 for the SLS Illawarra Bluescope WIN Community Partners 2019/20 Branch Championships.
Athletes aged between eight and 50 will compete in 177 beach and water events, including all-inclusive events for special needs members.
The March Past event will open the carnival with the presentation of the Junior Lifesavers of the Year Award by Bill Wilkins representing BlueScope and Surf Life Saving Illawarra President, Peter Evert.
The action kicks off with the Juniors at 8:00am on Saturday, then the Seniors/Masters and Boats commencing at 8:00am on Sunday- and everyone is invited to get along and cheer for your local club.
Ryan Park MP, Member for Keira will be there, and so will Hon Sharon Bird MP, Federal Member for Cunningham.
If the schedule changes due to extreme heat, announcements will be made on the Surf Life Saving Illawarra Facebook page.