Mark joined Carlton Park in 1987 after a long and illustrious career as a surf lifesaver with Point Leo (Vic) and Henley (SA) having represented both states as a swimmer, R&R and boat rower. He has patrolled at Carlton Park continuously since joining in 1987. In addition Mark has and continues to make himself available for water safety activities conducted by the club outside normal patrols.
Off the beach in1992/93 Mark was appointed Deputy President before taking on the Presidents’ position from 1993/94 through to 1998/99. During this time Mark also held the position of Marketing Director on the SLST Board.
For many years Mark was the club’s Aussie Championship team manager. He has won numerous medals in the Australian Masters competition in swim and board rescue and a silver medal at the World Titles conducted at Lorne in 2002 in the Ski relay.
Mark Manning is a very worthy recipient of Life Membership of Carlton Park SLSC.