Three WA athletes named in Australian Youth Life Saving Team

29 May 2019

This year’s Australian Youth Lifesaving Team has been announced, with three of Royal Life Saving WA’s pool lifesaving champions named among the 32 athletes chosen for the squad.

Young swimming star TJ Chong-Sue, who was awarded Male Lifesaver of the meet at the 2019 Australian Pool Life Saving Championships (APLSC) earlier this year, brings huge potential to the squad. TJ claimed 3 Australian records at the APLSC and took home 6 individual gold medals, as well as helping the team earn 5 gold and 1 silver in relay events.

TJ will be joined by fellow pool lifesaving champions Harrison Hynes and Chalise Pratt, who both also competed at the APLSC. Harrison claimed individual silver, 2 team gold and 3 team silver and Chalise claimed individual bronze, 1 team gold, 4 team silver and a team bronze in the national competition.

The Australian Youth Lifesaving Team will be hoping to reclaim the Youth National Team Title at the Lifesaving World Championships 2020 (LWC2020). Head coach for the LWC2020 campaign, Craig Holden, is confident that the young athletes selected have a good chance of winning back the world title from New Zealand.

12 of the athletes will also be selected to represent the squad at the International Surf Rescue Challenge 2019, which will be held in Durban, South Africa.

We look forward to seeing our young athletes in action at upcoming events, and at the 2020 APLSC which will be held in Perth!