Royal Life NSW extends their congratulations to our very own Chelsea Jones, who was recognised for her outstanding achievements at the recent Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships and was awarded with the Female Lifesaver of the Meet.
Coming off the back of representing Australia earlier this year at the World Lifesaving Championships in Riccione Italy, Chelsea topped the under 19 female point score, achieving an impressive 128 individual points. Achieving a notable 5 first place medals, one second, and two third places.
RLSNSW State Team Manager Georgina Ryan said, “
Her maturity on and off pool deck, dedication to training, competitive spirit and, approachability is a testament to her success as an athlete”.
The 2023 Championships which were hosted at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from Thursday 19th January to Saturday 21st January 2023, saw NSW placing third overall. We had several lifesavers representing on debut this year including Brayden Woodford, Cooper Walsh, Maddison Jones, Emily Fitzgerald, and Caius Rumens.
Brayden, Cooper and Madi were recognised for their performance at the championships and were awarded in the Team of the Meet for their respective age groups. We are immensely proud of all team members who represented their state with dedication and enthusiasm.
To participate in the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships, competitors must hold a Bronze Star (15 years and under), Bronze Medallion or equivalent lifesaving award (Surf Rescue Certificate, Surf Bronze) and be a current financial member of Royal Life Saving or Surf Life Saving Australia. To find out more or how to get involved is this highly competitive and rewarding sport, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org