I was lucky enough to join Portsea SLSC and get my Bronze Medallion in 1987 at a Bronze Camp run by Rick Berry, Charlie Schall and many other Portsea legends. The Club was a big part of my life through my late teens and 20’s, lifeguarding for four seasons through Uni. I remained involved throughout my 20’s, mainly through my interest in surf ski paddling and competing for the Club, and patrolling my favourite beach. A career, kids and other interests took me away for a few years before returning as our own children got involved in our Nipper program ten years ago. While I still enjoy patrolling with the Masochists, it’s the fun and friendships that make the Club a special place for me.