National titles cap great year
By BARRY CHEADLE LENNOX Head-Alstonville Surf Lifesaving Club's outstanding junior Tanyn Lyndon has ended his standout season with two national titles.
Tanyn, 15, won the Under-15 ironman and board race at the national championships held at Perth's Scarborough Beach.
The titles completed a great summer for the Year 9 student at Ballina's Southern Cross K-12 School.
Tanyn won the 15 years ironman and board race at the NSW chamionships, where he also finished third in the swim and rescue tube events.
He was named vice-captain of the State team on the strength of those those efforts.
NSW won the overall pointscore in the interstate championships held at South Australia's Middleton Beach.
At the Warriors on Water interstate clash against Queensland Tanyn won the ironman, swim and board races, and was named Competitor of the Carnival.
The national title double completed his season. At the nationals Tanyn showed his all-round abilities by finishing second in the rescue tube race, fourth in the surf swim and sixth in the 2km beach run.
His father Brian said Tanyn also played soccer, swims competitively and 'like any typical boy his age' likes to ride a surfboard and skateboard.
Tanyn has been competing in surf lifesaving since age eight. He trains five or six days a week, and has been a NSW representative for the past three seasons.
His sister Kamley also is an accomplised surf lifesaver and finished third in the 2km beach run at the national titles. Kamley also competed in other events.