WA State Lifesaving team announced ahead of National Championships

6 December 2016

14 athletes from lifesaving and swim clubs across Perth took part in Pool Lifesaving Development Sessions during September and October this year, learning and practising a number of pool lifesaving skills ahead of State Trials which happened in November.

The athletes were aiming to win a place in the WA State Pool Lifesaving team, which will head to Melbourne in January to compete at the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships under the guidance of WA State Coach Sarah Hamilton.

Sarah says "the quality of the athletes at the trials this year was excellent and we want to thank all those who attended. Unfortunately not all of the athletes could be included in the team, but we'd encourage those who missed out to keep working on their skills and return next year!"

The athletes who secured a place in the team include;

  • Caitlin Brazil
  • Jakson Egan
  • Maddi Howe
  • Trent Huzzard
  • Lachlan Meldrum
  • Felicity Metcalfe
  • Nathan Rogers
  • Jake Smith
  • Madeline Thomson
  • Josh Windsor

The team will compete at the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre from 11th to 13th January 2017.

The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships have been conducted in various forms since 1965, and 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 have an opportunity to earn a place in Australia's National Pool Lifesaving team, the Aussie Barras, to attend an annual Training Camp and various selected International Competitions throughout the year.

We wish all members of our WA team the best as they prepare for the National Championships and compete in January.

WA's State Pool Life Saving team is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

If you'd like to have an opportunity to take part next year please complete the form at the link below to stay up to date with upcoming development sessions.