THE 2014 Interstate Lifesaving Championships were run over the weekend, with the Hunter boasting some of the stand-out performances of the event.
Both Hamish Lorang, of Cooks Hill, and Daniel Collins, of Redhead, were selected in the NSW under-17 men's team after impressive performances at the Interbranch titles in December.
In his debut in the sky-blue cap, Collins was in sensational form, storming to victory in the 200-metre Super Lifesaver, an event often referred to as the ironman of the pool.
But it was at Newport Beach for the surf races where he really shone.
After finishing third in the surf swim after leading much of the race, Collins left nothing to chance by producing a dominant win in the ironman event.
He then combined with NSW teammates to win the tube rescue and the taplin relay with Lorang, who completed the run leg.
A veteran of the NSW team, Lorang was unluckily knocked out from the flags event after a break, but made up for the disappointment with an impressive run in the beach sprint, finishing second.
He also ran in the beach relay team that finished third.