HIGH PERFORMANCE


SLSA’s High Performance pathways program is designed to help aspiring surf lifesaving athletes reach their sporting career goals.


Supported by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and in partnership with Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA), an Australian team is selected to contest in the biennial World Lifesaving Championships and other national team competitions.

In addition to the Australian Life Saving team, there are national programs for youth aged members and elite surf boat crews.

Australian Life Saving Team logo

RESCUE 2016 OVERVIEW


Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the World Lifesaving Championships which involves 14 days of competition attracting between 2,500 and 5,000 competitors and officials from around the world.

SLSA and RLSSA have appointed a Head Coach who will build and drive the Rescue 2016 Strategy. The Rescue 2016 Strategy has taken a holistic approach to High Performance lifesaving sport. The program will use domestic and international competition as well as a series of camps and training opportunities to prepare athletes for the World Championships in Eindhoven and Noordwijk, in the Netherlands in August/September 2016.

World Lifesaving Championships competitors

AUSTRALIAN LIFE SAVING TEAM SUPPORTERS


The AUS Team Supporters Crew is for anyone who is interested and keen to support the Australian Lifesaving team on their journey towards Rescue 2016. It is for friends, family, members of SLSA and RLSSA or general Aussie enthusiasts who are keen to get behind the Australian Lifesaving team during their preparation for Rescue 2016.

For more information or to join please email us

SLSA’s STANCE ON DRUGS IN SPORT & ANTI-DOPING


Surf Life Saving Australia is committed to providing a level playing field in a drug free environment. As such SLSA abides by the WADA code and the ASADA act (2006). We strongly encourage all members to ensure they are aware of and have a basic understanding of the requirements in regards to anti-doping. For more information take a look at the Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) website, and help us ensure a drug-free competition environment.

SLSA condemns doping as fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. The purpose of the anti-doping policy is to protect Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping. For more information or a copy of the policy please email us

AUSTRALIAN LIFE SAVING SQUAD 2015–16


OPEN MALE SQUAD

Australian Life Saving Team logo

SAM BELL
Maroochydore SLSC

Matt Bevilacqua

MATT BEVILACQUA
Kurrawa SLSC

Matt Davis

MATTHEW DAVIS
Currumbin, Moore Park Beach SLSC

Ali Day

ALI DAY
Surfers Paradise SLSC

Shannon Eckstein

SHANNON ECKSTEIN
BMD Northcliffe SLSC

Jason Gough

JASON GOUGH
Kurrawa SLSC

Nikolas Green

NIKOLAS GREEN
BMD Northcliffe SLSC

Kendrick Louis

KENDRICK LOUIS
Newport SLSC

Ryan Napoleon

RYAN NAPOLEON
Currumbin Beach SLSC

Matt Poole

MATT POOLE
Kurrawa SLSC

Dean Scarff

DEAN SCARFF
Collaroy SLSC

Timothy Schofield

TIMOTHY SCHOFIELD
Terrigal SLSC

Jackson Symonds

JACKSON SYMONDS
Sorrento SLSC (WA)

Hayden White

HAYDEN WHITE
Kurrawa SLSC

Bradley Woodward

BRADLEY WOODWARD
Catherine Hill Bay SLSC

OPEN FEMALE SQUAD

Miranda Bell

MIRANDA BELL
BMD Northcliffe SLSC

Harriet Brown

HARRIET BROWN
BMD Northcliffe SLSC

Prue Davies

PRUE DAVIES
Currumbin Vikings SLSC

Chelsea Gillett

CHELSEA GILLETT
Maroochydore SLSC

Elly Graff

ELLY GRAFF
Elouera SLSC

PAMELA HENDRY
Maroochydore SLSC

Melissa Cracroft-Wilson

MELISSA CRACROFT-WILSON
Kurrawa SLSC

Alyssa Koenen

ALYSSA KOENEN
BMD Northcliffe SLSC

Bree Masters

BREE MASTERS
Kurrawa SLSC

Lucy McJannett

LUCY McJANNETT
South Maroubra SLSC

Jordan Mercer

JORDAN MERCER
Noosa Heads SLSC

Georgia Miller

GEORGIA MILLER
Newport SLSC

Amy Nurthen

AMY NURTHEN
Currumbin SLSC

Elizabeth Pluimers

ELIZABETH PLUIMERS
North Burleigh SLSC

TEAM MANAGEMENT

Danny Short

DANNY SHORT
Head Coach

Wade Sinclair

WADE SINCLAIR
Assistant Coach

Gary Mensforth

GARY MENSFORTH
Team Manager

Nick Marshall

NICK MARSHALL
Physiotherapist

Caitlin Braddock

ELISE BATEMAN
Sports Psychologist/ Assistant Manager

CAITLIN BRADDOCK
Sports Nutritionist

YOUTH TEAM

To view the full Youth Life Saving Team click here