The Surf Life Saving Far South Coast Branch has finished 10th at the Interbranch Championships, beating the North Coast along the way.
A team of 40 competitors ranging between the under 12s through to open age competition were joined by team coach Andrew Holt, manager Wendy Law and assistant coaches Brendan Constable and Troy Beecham for the trip to Bulli over the weekend.
Competitors joined the squad from six of the seven FSC clubs, while also featuring a couple of draft picks including NSW Open Beach Sprint champion Alex Rampoldi (North Cronulla).
Narooma's Elli Beecham is the current Under 15s NSW Country Flags Champion was among the rising stars from the Far South Coast.
This year the squad was also joined by Narooma swimming prodigies in the Miles family boys. Aidan, Riley and Kaleb.
Head Coach Andrew Holt whose son Kai is also competing said "the Miles kids are outstanding members of the community. They're really strong pool swimmers and they provide great depth to our team."
Narooma and Broulee made up the Lion's share of the under 12s, while Broulee, Moruya and Tathra dominated the under 13s entries including Tathra competitor Lochie Ellard.
Pambula lifesavers like Jack and Georgia Caldwell, Kai Holt and Zak Kelly featured heavily.
The Youth and Open age classes featured a good mix of competitors from up and down the coast, while top results proved hard to come by.
Broulee's Amelia Tyrell claimed third in the Under 13s beach flags, while Elli Beecham was further down the order than she would have liked in the Youth event with Sydney competitor Lucy Flanagan topping the class.
Draft team member Alexandra Rampoldi claimed second in the Open beach flags on behalf of the Far South Coast and providing a healthy points boost to the weekend tally.
Tathra's Troy Burhop contested the boards and competed strongly, but was met by fierce opposition to finish in 10th.
Jack Caldwell also faced strong competition in the under 14 ironman, but it was a valiant performance from the Pambula junior who had his appendix removed just weeks ago.
Officials praised the FSC competitors, who are now preparing for a busy summer patrolling the local beaches.
They said it was particularly pleasing to see continued growth in junior ranks and high levels of participation across the region.
A number of lifesavers will also contest the George Bass surfboat marathon to run from December 29 to January 4.