WA pool lifesavers take on the nation

11 January 2016

A team of 8 young West Australians set off for the Gold Coast tomorrow, to compete in the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships.

The Championships have been conducted since 1965, and are now held annually. They consist of 3 days of Pool Lifesaving competition, with events combining an Under 14 and Senior (Under 16, Under 19, Open and Masters) Competition.

Those competing at the event have the opportunity to earn a place in the Australian teams, the Aussie Barras (Open), the Junior Barras (Under 16) and the Silver Barras (Under 19). Those selected attend an annual training camp and various selected international competitions throughout the year.

This year's West Australian team is led by new coach Sarah Hamilton. Sarah is an accomplished athlete in the sport of Pool Lifesaving, having been a member of the WA and National teams in recent years. Royal Life Saving Society WA is excited to have such an accomplished a vibrant young woman to lead our new generation of Pool Lifesaving competitors.

The team was selected at a number of Pool Lifesaving development sessions held over the past couple of months, and comprises Michael Hall (Under 14), Siobhan Hall, Trent Huzzard, Lachlan Meldrum, Laura Saxon (Under 16s), Bridgett Seedy-Dittrich, Connor Burdan (Under 19s) and Nathan Rogers (Open).

We wish them all the best over the coming few days, and look forward to hearing about their success at the event.