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Where have all the flowers gone?
The Whitfields celebrate 60 years of marriage
Ettalong channel dredging starts - or does it?
Tesch calls for outreach resources for homelessness
Food drive sees Mary Mac's stocked well into spring
Koolewong reserve carpark closed
Residents meet with council over Umina oval security
CCTV installed free of charge
Council calls failed wharf applications 'excellent'
Wharf upgrade rejected
Pathway and amenities applications rejected
Association objects to 150m long metal fence
Two-storey units may replace end-of-life fibro house
Proposal to replace single dwelling with three units
Wales to consult client before meeting residents
Peninsula flooding to be studied
Tidal baths inspection may lead to remedial work
Committee will focus on waters around the Peninsula
Car park to built near Dark Corner boat ramp
Emergency dredging has taken too long - Tesch
Ferry services may start in four weeks, says association
Plan shows dredging as government responsibility
Council acts on dune erosion
Tesch seeks submissions on disability scheme
Ettalong home park has bake-off
Fire brigade benefits from bar sale
Fire near Blackwall Mountain
Renovations for retirement village
Presbyterian church receives heritage grant
Probus club receives grant
Mentoring program for young men starts in Woy Woy
Rotary clubs join to raise money for drought areas
Latest exchange student is from Denmark
Commendation for Bouddi architect
Belinda Neal fights party expulsion
Free English classes at church
Man charged over Killcare break-ins
Lions donate trauma teddies
Spike Milligan exhibition opens at library
Woytopia to be held again in October
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Negative response, yet the trend continues
Pleas ignored by indolent council
Discovering the truth about disabled parking
Kerb and gutter in my lifetime?
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Prostate cancer day raises $7500
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Two students given early entry to university
Buddy Benches unveiled
Fun Friends program at Umina
Students learn about micro-organisms
Cross country placings
Umina school plans open day
Photograph donated to Umina campus
Knocked out of netball comp
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Five selected for pool rescue team
Woy Woy topples Gosford in rugby union
Soccer club holds fundraiser
Successful weekend at pool rescue championships
Junior clubs travel to Cardiff
Local clubs in winners' circle
Bowler receives long-service award
Charity bowlers raise $995

Successful weekend at pool rescue championships

It was a successful weekend for Umina lifesavers who competed at the 2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Pool Rescue Champions at the Peninsula Leisure Centre Woy Woy, from July 14 to 15.

The competition pitted the club against neighbouring club Terrigal and a range of clubs from greater NSW and, for the first time, clubs from Queensland and Victoria.

Over 400 athletes competed for the 165 medals on offer throughout the two-day competition.

In the Masters, Umina were neck and neck with Bondi for much of the competition until the Sydney club managed to break away from the locals in later events.

Umina ended up taking second in the Masters with a final point score of 101, just behind Bondi's 143 points.

Even though they had to settle for second in the Masters, nothing could hold back Umina in the Open Division.

They dominated the competition and stormed home as the undisputed winners with a final point score of 295, more than 100 points ahead of second place Shelly Beach (151 points).

Umina's Kayla Holmes starred in the Under 17's, swimming her way to the weekend's most outstanding performance with a personal haul of 14 medals, including 12 gold.

Rachel Wood took out 13 medals, including 11 gold, across the Under 19s and Open Division.

Teammate Jemma Smith also had another strong performance in her first major event since starring at The Aussies in Perth last April, swimming to six gold and a bronze medal.

Umina's male contingent proved to be multiple medallists which helped the club to their overall victory.

Blake Hassell dominated the Under 15's, recording a personal haul of 10 medals, including five gold, while Lachlan Braddish finished his campaign with eight medals.

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