Terrigal Trumps NSW Pool Rescue Championships

Event favourite Terrigal SLSC has convincingly taken out the NSW Pool Rescue Championships over the weekend at Woy Woy.

With the largest team in the competition, Terrigal dominated the Championships with strong performances from Tim Schofield, the Gasparotto sisters, Elyssia and Alessandra, Zoe Hall, Rachelle King, Daniel Smith, Jack Waddell and Paul Lemmon.

Wanda was forced to settle for second place, with good performances by Jessica Lauricella, Alex Clarke, Blake McCrindle, Danielle McMahon, and Jed Boxall.

Illawarra Club Bulli also performed extremely well finishing third overall in the pointscore, due to some excellent performances from Rachel Teys, Mitchell Fagerstrom, Abbey Dawson, Tom Montgomery and Kiah Taylor.

Swansea Belmont’s Sam Earp was the standout performer for the Hunter. He won the U19 Manikin Carry, Manikin Tow, Manikin Carry with Fins, and Super Lifesaver. Together with only a handful of team mates, he managed to secure the club 13th spot overall.

Manly was also well down on the pointscore table at 7th, while Newport was the big surprise, with a small but solid team of competitors securing the club 8th overall.

The Far North Coast once again proved that they are moving up the ranks with impressive performances from Lennox Head-Alstonville, Cudgen Headland and Byron Bay.

Pool rescue skills are not only important for saving lives in the surf but this competition was great preparation for the upcoming World Surf Life Saving titles in Adelaide in November. It is also important for athletes to include these skills in their repertoire for selection in State and National teams.

The Championships included obstacle swims, manikin carries, line throws, medley relays and simulated emergency response competition. The events are great for honing the surf rescue skills of our top athletes, who are all volunteer surf lifesavers.

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Mon 26 Nov 2012