THE State Age Surf Lifesaving Championships were held at Umina Beach over the weekend with Swansea-Belmont the best of the Hunter clubs, finishing in fifth place on the overall point score.
The Blacksmiths club was the Hunter's sole representative in the top 10, finishing with 143 points.
Manly were crowned winners of the overall point score with 291, with Avoca Beach in second on 248 and Wanda in third on 162.
The impressive depth of talent at Swansea-Belmont was highlighted in the all-age board-relay event, where the club fielded two teams who finished in second and third on the podium.
While there were many individual standouts for the club over the weekend, it was in their team events where they excelled.
Among the gold-medal performances for the club were the under-10 board relay races, where they took out both the male and female divisions.
The male and females in the under 12s also teamed up to take out the mixed cameron relay event.
The club's senior competitors will look to match the juniors this Friday at Umina Beach.