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Representative Teams

Representative Teams


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.


NSW State Team Selection APLSC 2024:


NSW Development Team Selection APLSC 2024:


State Team Coaches and Managers APLSC 2024:

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

State Team Manager Expression of Interest Form ALPLSC 2025 / 2026


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 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) and other national team competitions within the two-year Lifesaving World Championship campaign.

LWC 2024 will be held in Australia on the Gold Coast, from the 20th of August until the 8th of September. Congratulations to our RLSNSW members that were selected in the Australian Lifesaving Team to compete at LWC 2024.

Open Team

Chelsea Jones - Engadine LSC / Currumbin SLSC

Youth Team

Brayden Woodford - Engadine LSC / Bulli SLSC


Andrew Bowden

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