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9 Aug 2022

Spotlight on NSW Lifesaving athletes

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NSW performed outstandingly at the latest Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships held in June 2022. Here are some of the athlete profiles who performed at their best and achieved great results:


Featured above: Jacob Loughnan

PROFILE 1 - Jacob Loughnan AGE: 21 ACHIEVEMENT IN APLSC:

  • Third in overall open men's individual point score

  • 2nd in open men's 200m obstacles

  • 2nd in open men's 100m rescue medley

  • 2nd in open men's CPR Competition

  • Several top three individual and relay results

  • Selection in the Australian Barras

REP CLUB: The Hills Swimming and Lifesaving Club

FUN FACT: Can solve a Rubix Cube in under 2 minutes

 

Featured above: James Koch

PROFILE 2 - James Koch

AGE: 23 ACHIEVEMENT IN APLSC

  • First in overall open men's individual point score

  • 1st in open men's 200m obstacles

  • 1st in open men's 200m super lifesaver

  • 2nd in open men's 100m manikin tow

  • 2nd in open men's 100m manikin carry

  • 2nd in open men's 50m manikin carry

  • Several top three individual and relay results

  • Selection in the Australian Barras


REP CLUB: The Hills Swimming and Lifesaving Club

FUN FACT: When James was younger he really disliked the commitment to swimming, and only started swimming competitively at the age of 18.

 

Featured above: Emily Doyle

PROFILE 3 - Emily Doyle

AGE: 20

ACHIEVEMENT IN APLSC

  • Third in overall open women's individual point score

  • 1st in open women's 200m Super LifeSaver

  • 3rd in open women's 100m manikin carry

  • 2nd in open women 50m manikin carry

  • Several top three relay results

  • Selection in the Australian Barras


REP CLUB: The Hills Swimming and Lifesaving Club FUN FACT: completed 10 consecutive City2Surf marathons in a row

 

Featured above: Chelsea Jones

PROFILE 4 - Chelsea Jones AGE: 16 ACHIEVEMENT IN APLSC

  • Third in overall under 19 overall individual pointscore

  • 1st in women's under 19 200m obstacle

  • 1st in women's under 19 50m manikin carry

  • 3rd in women's under 19 100m manikin carry

  • Plus more top three relay results

  • Plus selection in the Silver Barras

REP CLUB: Engadine Lifesaving Club

FUN FACT: Before getting involved with Royal Life Saving Chelsea played competitive netball.





Congratulations to Chelsea, she's made it to the Youth Australian team and will compete in the Life Saving World Championships (LWC) 2022 in Riccione, Italy next month (18 September – 3 October)!


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