Braving the cold at west Beach yesterday afternoon was this group of lifesavers, now in strict training for the coming season at the beaches.
These are Barry Presgrave, Dean Bradshaw, David Presgrave, David Ireland and Dick Hammer.
Henley Boy Saved From Drowning.
Prompt action by an eight year old boy and an off-duty lifesaver saved the life of an unconscious boy in the sea at Henley Beach yesterday.
The rescued boy, Terrence Byrnes, 6, of Henley Beach, was reported to be in a satisfactory condition in the Children’s Hospital last night.
Terrence and his three brothers were swimming in the sea at the end of Henley Beach Road when Terrence got out of his depth.
He called to his eight year old brother; “Pete, come and get me,” before he became unconscious.
Peter said last night he waded out to his brother and dragged him ashore by an arm.
“He didn’t move or talk as I pulled him out”, he said.
A West Beach lifesaver, Bill Fitch, a student teacher on holidays, noticed a group of people standing around Terrence’s unconscious body. He ran to the scene and gave artificial respiration. A motorist drove the boy and the lifesaver to the hospital where the boy was given oxygen. He gained conscious after three hours.
To complete and correct the record, Bill Fitch was not on holidays he was on Study Leave and he was called to a brief discussion with his Lecturer at College the next day! Perhaps it was a good thing that the report did not include the fact that he was on his way to the Henley South Hotel at the time.
The arrival of Don Henderson from the Freshwater club in NSW, pictured here with Peter Craig.
The best of the best in '56 - '57 - - -
- - - and the nations finest in Hobart in '62. Bull Galpin receives the Championship March Past pennant at Carlton Beach.
New members wanted. Bribes a-plenty offered.
A set of results from The Advertiser newspaper.
Not without its risks - - -
Two stalwarts of the early club, Jim Fisher in his State Centre role, and Mike Rainsford.
Mike Rainsford receiving his Bronze Medal and Club Championship Sprint pennant at a ceremony in Sweden in 1957. Mike left Australia early in May of that year and worked on Scandinavian ships for a couple of years
Presented by Australian Olympic Swimmer Jon Hendriks who was on a world tour at the time. The Article appeared on the back page of Sweden's National Newspaper, June 1957
"Oh to be 16 again !! " says Mike.
Helen Bodey, Queen of the Tweed Banana Festival presents 'Banana Jim' jackets to Peter Craig, Garry Oxer, John Sims and Graham Minter. Were there return presents from the lads?
Promotion for the Asian training Tour, 1971.
From The Advertiser, Adelaide, 22 January, 1963.
Not really Tin Shedder time but still a club success. Bill van Bronswijk