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A record-breaking weekend at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre saw four NSW athletes set new world record times across an exhilarating three-day Australian Pool Rescue Championships.

Remarkably, 58 Australian records and five world records were broken in total at the event.

Leading the NSW contingent, Dori Miller of Bondi SBLSC shaved just under two tenths of a second off the existing world record in the Female 50-54 100m Manikin Tow with Fin, finishing in 1:10.82.

Meanwhile, Dan Kingsley of Shelly Beach SLSC was more than half-a-second quicker than the previous best time in the Male 40-44 100m Manikin Carry with Fin, surpassing Frenchman, Jean-Baptiste Gimie as the world’s fastest in the category.

The records continued to tumble for Central Coast athletes with Terrigal SLSC’s Paul Lemmon eclipsing the previous world record time in the Male 55-59 200m Obstacle Race and 200m Super Lifesaver – the former of which more than three seconds quicker and coming less than two months after the previous record time was set.

“At our Branch Championships a couple of weeks ago, I realised I was not that far off the world record,” Lemmon said of the 200m Obstacle Race.

“I stepped up my training to see what I could do, and I felt quite strong out there today.

“I want to say how much I appreciate the support I get back home and it’s all about putting a little bit back into the sport by helping the youth in the club with their skills.”

NSW’s exceptional individual results come after the Interstate squad finished second overall behind Queensland in the Australian Pool Rescue Championships Interstate competition.

Bondi SBLSC claimed the Masters Overall Point Score title for the Championships.


Tuesday 8 August 2023

Dori Miller, Paul Lemmon WRs
Nth Curl Curl F Super Lifesaver
Sth Maroubra and Alexandra Headland
Line Throw 1