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Representative Teams

Representative Teams

Overview


Selection to a Representative Team gives athletes the opportunity to represent their Club, State/Territory or Country at Domestic and International events through out the year. Selection also provides athletes with development and leadership opportunities in and out of the pool, with access to high performance coaching and mentoring, National and International Competition and touring opportunities, 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.



NSW State Team

Each year, following the NSW State Lifesaving Championships, Royal Life Saving NSW selects a State Team to compete at the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships (APLSC). These championships bring athletes together from across the nation, giving them the opportunity to compete against one another and post times to qualify for the Australian Lifesaving Team.


In recent years, the NSW State Representative Teams have been packed full of highly competitive and talented athletes, achieving tremendous individual and team successes at the APLSC. Athletes wanting to be considered for selection in the NSW Pool Lifesaving Team must submit their recorded times in RLSSA sanctioned competitions at branch, national or international events within the last 3 years (inclusive of approved SLSA Championships). Applications must be submitted to the RLSNSW office for review by the Selection Committee.


Royal Life Saving NSW State Team expression of interest forms for APLSC 2025 will be made available and can be accessed here.

 

State Team Selection APLSC 2024:

Age Group

Athlete

Lifesaving Club


State Team


Opens Men

Jacob Loughnan

Nicholas Hodgers

Ethan Garland

Hills Lifesaving Club

Hills Lifesaving Club

Hills Lifesaving Club

Opens Women

Chelsea Jones

Holly Holmesby

Kirra Dale

Stephanie Staniforth (out of age competitor)

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

U19 Men

Brayden Woodford

Riley Wait

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Mingara Lifesaving Club

U19 Women

Madi Jones

Courtney Fitzgerald

 

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

U16 Men

Mack Elliott

Cooper Walsh

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

U16 Women

Emily Fitzgerald

Aliza Woodford

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

Reserve

Joel Wait

Mingara Lifesaving Club


Development Team


Opens Men

 

 

Opens Women

Sapphrine Andrews

Hills Lifesaving Club

U19 Men

Liam Bain

Jethro Cauan

Parramatta City Lifesaving Club

Parramatta City Lifesaving Club

U19 Women

Teana Hodgers

Hills Lifesaving Club

U16 Men

Caius Rumens

Caleb Pryce

Ben O’Donnell

Ryan McNamara

Enfield Lifesaving Club

Enfield Lifesaving Club

Hills Lifesaving Club

Engadine Lifesaving Club

U16 Women

Sarah Kenna

Hills Lifesaving Club

 

Expression of interest forms to become a State Team Coach or Manager will be made available and can be accessed here.

 

State Team Coaches and Managers APLSC 2024

State Team Coach

Ethan Garland

State Team Manager

Rob Dale

State Team Assistant Manager

Sarah Fitzgerald

Development Team Coach

Andrew Bowden

Development Team Manager

Robbie Wait


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. Top performing athletes in each discipline (pool, open water/craft and beach) are selected to contest the biennial World Lifesaving Championships and other national team competitions within the two-year Lifesaving World Championship campaign.


In 2024, the Lifesaving World Championships will be held in Australia on the Gold Coast, from the 20th of August until the 8th of September.

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