Elizabeth White and Kate Gilmore took a break from patrolling to attend a SLSC youth program
Rainbow Beach volunteer surf lifesavers, Elizabeth White and Kate Gilmore were nominated by the RBSLSC to attend the Breaka Youth Excellence Program last holidays.
The three day camp was held at Yandina.
Said Kate, “On the first day we were split into eight different groups all named with an animal. These groups then signified our competition. I was in the baboon group.”
“The days were busy with a water polo tournament first up at 5:30 in the morning, being woken up by whistles, yelling and banging on our door.
“We then completed an amazing race challenge filled with activities consisting of teamwork, fun and leadership – like crate stacking, riddles, spider web and orienteering.”
Guest speakers explained their role within lifesaving and how lifesaving has developed them into the person and career they hold today.
Not only did they encounter like-minded people from other clubs around Queensland, and seeing future opportunities within lifesaving and within our own club.
Libby said, “It was a great experience and way to meet new friends as well as discover different pathways in SLS and to take every opportunity that comes.”
Both girls thank RBSLSC for the chance to be involved, and encourage other lifesavers to attend in the future.