NSW Lifesavers Eye National Glory

It’s expected to be a busy weekend of competition for the large contingent of NSW athletes who have their sights on success as they compete at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide from Friday.

The Championships will kick off in the South Australian capital with the 22 strong NSW Interstate Pool Rescue athletes will be hoping to go one better this year and take top spot ahead of their northern rivals Queensland in the annual Interstate competition.

The team which was announced last month, blends a mixture of exciting young talent and experience with a host of current Australian representatives donning the blue swimmers including Daniel Collins (Redhead) and Emily Doyle (Manly).

Following the Interstate carnival surf lifesavers will turn their attention to the National titleswith clubs from as far north as Cudgen Headland and down to Broulee Surfers hitting the pool.

Terrigal are the most heavily represented with an amazing 35 lifesavers travelling across to test their skills against the nation’s best.

Caves Beach and Redhead are flying the flag for The Hunter while Central Coast will be wishing Avoca Beach, Umina and Terrigal the best of luck.

Four clubs from Sydney Northern Beaches Branch will be taking to the pool alongside the four Bate Bay surf clubs as well as South Maroubra, Bondi and Bronte joining the action.

From the south, Bulli’s youth and Broulee Surfers are hoping to continue their form after securing results at the NSW Pool Rescue Championships last month.

NSW Sports Manager Rob Pidgeon is predicting a big campaign from the New South Wales athletes.

“It’s fantastic to see so many of our lifesavers make the trek to Adelaide as Pool Rescue is something that we are definitely keen to grow further,” said Mr Pidgeon.

“Hopefully our Interstate team can do what the NSW Blues couldn’t and bring back the trophy to NSW from our friends from the north. I am sure all of our club competitors throughout the Championships will do us proud.

“I wish all of the competitors the very best of luck and look forward to hearing about some fantastic results,” he concluded.

The 2017 Australian Pool Rescue Championships will be held at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Oaklands Park, Adelaide where 107 NSW surf lifesavers from 19 surf clubs will be racing over three days of competition.

For the latest information and event updates visit SLSA's website.

The Interstate Pool Rescue Championships kicks off at 9am on Friday 4 August with the Australian Championships starting at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

Thu 3 Aug 2017