WA Life Savers ready to shine at National Championships

7 June 2022
14 athletes from Life Saving and Swim Clubs across Perth are travelling to Sydney to compete in the 2022 Australian Pool Life Saving Championships, putting their skills, fitness and initiative to the test at a national level. 

The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships, hosted in a different state each year, return to New South Wales for 2022, following their cancellation last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The competition has been conducted in various forms since 1965, with the annual tournament now consisting of three days of Pool Lifesaving events combining an Under 16, Under 19, Open and Masters Competition. 

Competitors can earn themselves a place in the ‘Aussie Barras’, Australia's National Pool Life Saving team, to attend various international competitions throughout the year. 

Phoebe Ashworth and Jake SmithThe WA team will travel together, flying to Sydney this Friday morning, with competitions taking place from Saturday 11th to Monday 13th June.  

Jake Smith and Phoebe Ashworth will captain the team, under the guidance of WA State Coach Rebecca Hartman, who’s coached at a state and national level for more than a decade. 

‘Nationals is an exciting racing opportunity for these athletes after the past two years. Many are in contention for selection for Australian Teams so they will be doing everything possible over the three days of competition to push for selection,’ said Rebecca Hartman. 

The 14 athletes who secured a place in the WA team this year are; 

Phoebe Ashworth – Yangebup 
Lani Baxter – Sorrento 
Daniel Beales – Gwellup 
Zac Brown – Wembley 
Thomas Dreverman – Bicton 
Eleanor Flowers – Trigg 
Declan Hewlett – Hocking 
Harrison Hynes – Rossmoyne 
Adam Moore – Palmyra 
Ivy Moore – Palmyra 
Chalise Pratt – Sorrento 
Kelton Rothnie – Como 
Jake Smith – Hillarys 
Jaime Traeger – Secret Harbour 

We wish all members of our WA team the best as they prepare for the National Championships later this week! 

WA's State Pool Life Saving team is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.