2002 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Craig Golding

The Sydney Morning Herald

13 January, 2001

Competitors in the women's five-person rescue and resuscitation event feed out a belt line to their team members performing the rescue at Cooggee Beach, Sydney, Australia. At beaches along the Australian coastline, surf lifesavers participate in tough physical competitions to develop their skills. Surf Lifesaving Australia is one of the world's largest volunteer organizations, with more than 100,000 members. From September to April, lifesavers complete a required number of hours on patrol, before competing on the sand and in the sea. At club carnivals, men and women test their stamina in rescue and resuscitation events.

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Craig Golding

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