Club Captain 1966-67, Director Competition & Coaching 1994-95

Joined 1964, from the now defunct North Beach SLSC, mainly interested in R & R.
Around that time that he rapidly made his name in Beach Sprints and Flags, not just at Club level, but at State & Aussie Championships, and was the first of four Aussie Gold medallists who subsequently became Life Members. His record is impressive as the following demonstrates:

  • Australian Championships
  • Gold 1969 Open Beach Sprint
  • Silver 1968 Open Beach Sprint
  • State Bronze R & R 1966
  • He was also Club Champion in Beach Sprints and Flags on several occasions between 1968 and 1975.

Took on Coaching Roles both at Club level and State level achieving a redoubtable reputation for successfully mentoring State and National Champions, including his son Jason at State level, and (then) our own Renee McCabe, a renowned Aussie Gold Medallist. Always full of energy and strong ideas, he took on other administrative Club positions. Mentor to Karl Smith as his protege in Beach Coaching.

Life Membership in 1985 and inducted into the SLSWA Hall of Fame in 2001.

In 2012, he was recognised with a presentation by the Governor for Western Australia for achieving 50 years of volunteer service to Surf Lifesaving.