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In training to save a life

By on March 29, 2011
Taylor Stickler, State Champion

Taylor Stickler, State Champion

Not too many of us could say that the thing we most aspire to is to save someone’s life. But for Taylor Stickler, Year 6 student at St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School, that’s exactly what she wants to do. And she’s been training hard in preparation for that day, too.

Last weekend she competed at the Queensland Surf Lifesaving State Titles in Coolangatta, and won Gold for the Under 11 girls Beach Sprint. Her team also took out the Bronze medallions in the Beach Sprint relay. Taylor also placed 4th in the Beach Flags and 6th in the Surf Teams final.

Not bad for someone still in Primary School!It’s all in a days’ work for Taylor though – saving someone’s life is what she’s always wanted to do, and being a ‘Nipper’ in the Bribie Island Club is one of the best ways to learn how. She’s been training there for the last seven years, since she was just 4 years old. The medals are good, but it’s not what Taylor’s there for. “I’m pretty excited; when I turn 14 I’ll be able to wear the ‘real’ lifeguard cap, with the proper colours and everything!” she said.


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