When Ukrainian Igor Kocherga swapped the Black Sea for the Pacific Ocean, Brunswick Heads SLSC gained a champion.
Igor has been a patrolling member of Brunswick SLSC for six years and his dedication earned him the ‘Patrol Person of the Year’ award last season.
In March he won the Bronze Medal in the 110 surf board relay at the Queensland State Masters Surf Lifesaving Championships.
His Brunswick SLSC friends also cleaned up with five title wins in the same competition.
Rob Brown won the 40-44 years surf race and rescue tube and in combination with Paul Davis, also won the surf board rescue race. Paul went on to win the 50-54 years ironman and combined with Peter Madden and Adrian Russell, won the 170 surf board relay race. Phil Parker picked up two bronze medals in relay events.
Brunswick SLSC is competing at the Australian Surf LIfesaving Championships which started on the Gold Coast last Saturday and will run for nine days.