Boys’ River Mile Winners from left:
Gian Moolman  2nd
Alexander Moolman  2023 River Mile Champion
Liam Schweitzer  3rd

Woodridge Surf Lifesaving Club celebrates its 50th year with some amazing results by St Francis Bay locals at this week’s aquatics events at Woodridge College.  Locals who are club members at Woodridge SLC achieved some amazing results in the annual College River Mile and Gala.

Founded in 1973, Woodridge SLC is proud to have provided 50 years of valuable voluntary community service with lifeguard patrols on Sundays at Main Beach, Cape St Francis.

The Club has participated in every provincial and national lifesaving competition since 1974 and is the world’s only fully functioning school-based voluntary surf lifesaving club.

In addition to the voluntary duty patrols, the Club plays a major role in the School’s life skills and leadership programmes.

House Captains of the winning Carter House being presented with the Paul Hepworth Trophy for Gala Champions 2023 by Guest of Honor, Mrs Denni-Lyn Canny


Local St Francis Bay pupils at Woodridge College dominated the annual River Mile on Monday 20 and at the Gala on Thursday 23.  This same group of amazing young athletes will represent Woodridge SLC at the prestigious East Cape Surf Lifesaving Championships in Jeffreys Bay on 25 and 26 February.

Woodridge River Mile

Van Stadens

Mon 20/02

Nine of the first ten swimmers in this mixed age/mixed gender 1600m race of over 80 entrants are from St Francis Bay!

1st  Alexander Moolman  –  Tim Gordon Trophy for the River Mile Champion

2nd Johan Moolman

3rd Liam Schweitzer

4th Nicola Harcus  –  Ladies Winner

5th Vaclav Horak

6th Jessica Harcus

8h Daniella Harcus

9th Hannah Praetorius  –  Hannah is also the College Head Girl

10th Daniel May


Woodridge Surf Lifesaving Club celebrates its 50th year with some amazing results by St Francis Bay locals.

Ladies Winners from left: Guest of Honour – Mrs Clairwen Praetorius Daniella Harcus 3rd Jessica Harcus 2nd Nicola Harcus 1st


Mrs Clairwen and Mr Pieter Praetorius of St Francis Bay were the Headmasters Guests of Honour

At the College Gala held at Woodridge on Thursday, the 23, Woodridge SLC local SFB members were brilliant!

Jessica Harcus  –  u16 Victrix Ludorum

Vaclav Horak  –  u16 Victor Ludorum

Nicola Harcus  –  u19 Victrix Ludorum

Nicola Harcus set 2 new College Records, and Jessica Harcus, Vaclav Horak and Alexander Moolman each set a new College Record.

These swimmers and Daniella Harcus and Liam Schweitzer swam School Colours times.