Selection to a representative team gives athletes the opportunity to represent their club, state/territory or Australia at domestic and international events through out the year.
In addition to traveling around Australia and abroad, selection to a representative team provides athletes with development and leadership opportunities in and out of the pool including access to high performance coaches and athletes, mentoring, national and international competition and touring, training and development camps, and depending on the level of representation access to individual sporting grants and funding.
To be eligible for representative teams, athletes must be a member or Royal Life Saving (or Surf Life Saving for SLSA representative teams), hold a current lifesaving award, and attend selection events that may include state or national championships, time trials or selection camps.
NSW State Team
Each year following the NSW State Chmapionchips Royal Life Saving NSW selects a NSW State Team to compete at the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championchips (APLSC) and as a pathway to the Australian Lifesaving Team.
The NSW State Team is highly competitive and has been successful at the last 5 years of the APLSC.
Nominations, position descriptions and selection criteria for the NSW State Team are advertised on the Royal Life Saving NSW social media channels and websites.
Australian Lifesaving Team
Supported by Sport Australia (SA) and in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), the Australian Lifesaving Team (ALT) is the High Performance pathway for lifesaving sport in Australia. The Australian Lifesaving Team is comprised of three squads - Youth, Pathway and Open, with top performing athletes in each discipline (pool, open water/craft and beach) selected to contest the biennial World Lifesaving Championships and other national team competitions within the two-year Lifesaving World Championship campaign.
Nominations, position descriptions and selection criteria for the Australian Lifesaving Team are advertised on the Royal Life Saving, Surf Life Saving and Australian Life Saving Team social media channels and websites.