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Two Great Athletes in One Family

Competitiveness will always be a part of the Chapman family and when it comes to surf lifesaving, some people just want to keep it in the family.

Winning runs in their blood and this incredibly talented duo, Emma and Dylan Chapman are a great example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

Surf lifesaving is a valuable activity and an important part of the beach culture, but it also doubles as an exciting and thrilling competitive sport.

Competitions test the athletes’ physical strength, endurance, and skills while emphasizing the importance of teamwork and coordination.

On 10th, 11th and 12th of March, Emma and Dylan Chapman competed at the New Zealand National Surf Lifesaving Championship held at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch.

They were lucky enough to have beautiful weather but it also came with huge surf and waves with over 2 metre faces.

Dylan competed extremely well in the Run Swim Run finishing 17th.He then went on to compete in the board race where he was the only competitor from the Northern Region to make it to the finals and ended up placing 6th in New Zealand in a close finish.

Emma’s Surf Boat team had a very successful competition. After being confined to the beach for the first two days as it was deemed too dangerous to compete due to the huge swells, they finally got to compete.
They won Bronze in the long course, and Silver in the short course. They were also awarded Silver in the New Zealand Surf Boat series.

Congratulations on your outstanding performances. You both have achieved remarkable success and set a wonderful example for all of us. You should be proud of all that you have accomplished.

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