Rachelle Balez

Rachelle Balez grew up in Wombarra and started her surf life-saving training as a nipper at Scarborough Wombarra Surf club. In 2002, when she was 16, she received her Bronze medallion and became a patrol member. Rochelle recently completed her silver medallion and is now the patrol leader of the first all-girl patrol group for the Scarborough Wombarra club. 

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Scarborough Wombarra Surf Club; Nippers; Patrol; Silver Life Saving Medallion; Bronze Life Saving Medallion; Surf Rescue Certificate; Patrol Leader; Wombarra Beach; Surf Life Saving; Flags Training; Women Lifesavers; Patrols.


Rachelle Balez’s Interview Transcript

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