After 42 years of involvement with Bulli SLSC, a fourth generation of the Caldwell family is set to join the club for the upcoming surf lifesaving season.
Mal, 92, Keith, 56, and Jamie, 31, will be joined as current members by Jamie’s five-year-old son Taj.
Keith, who has served as club president since 2003, is proud of the achievement and thankful of all that his family has gained throughout its involvement with the club.
“This is a proud moment for our family. Surf lifesaving has been a great love for our family, we have met so many nice people we now call friends for life, we have traveled to many great places and have received some great awards, memories for a life time and now to see my grandson joining the club it is something pretty special.” Keith said.
Keith first joined the club as a 15-year-old in 1975 when the family moved to the Illawarra region. After previously acting as a registrar and gear steward for the South West Rocks SLSC, Mal jumped straight into a volunteer position in Bulli.
Having grown up around the beach, it was no surprise that Jamie instantly took to the surf, where he has made a name for himself in his own right.
Jamie has won state and national medals and was a member of the Bulli team that took out the Simulated Emergency Rescue Competition at the 2006 world championships.
At just five years of age, Taj has a long career of surf lifesaving ahead of him, should he choose to follow the same path as his father.
The nippers season commences on October 15.