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Rescue 2014 Program

SLSA and RLSSA have adopted a long term strategy aimed at regaining and maintaining the World Number 1 position at the Rescue 2014 World Championships.

As such, SLSA and RLSSA have appointed a Head Coach to build and drive the Rescue 2014 Strategy. The Rescue 2014 Strategy has taken a holistic approach to high performance life saving 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 Montpellier, France in September 2014.

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Australian Youth Lifesaving Team nominations are open

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are pleased to announce that that an Under 19 team will represent Australia at the 2014 World Lifesaving Championships to be held in Montpellier, France in September.

SLSA and RLSSA are now calling for nominations for the Australian Youth Lifesaving Team team.

Team Management Nominations 

  • Applicants can download a submission form here and return to sport@slsa.asn.au by Sunday 9 March, 2014.  

Athlete Nominations 

  • Eligible athletes can view the selection policy and criteria here,
  • download the appropriate circular here and then 
  • fill out the online application form

BeNe and German Cup Team Announcement

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are pleased to announce the team traveling to Europe to compete in the BeNe Cup and the German Cup.

More information will be released in the coming days with regards to this team.

Andrew Bowden: Bronte/ Hills Life Saving Club – CAPTAIN
Timothy Schofield: Terrigal/ Hills Life Saving Club
Mitchell Parkes: Elouera/ Port Hacking Life Guards* (withdrawn due to injury)
Sam Bell: Maroochydore/ Port Hacking Lifeguards
Ryan Napoleon: Northcliffe
Matt Davis: Moore Park SLSC * (selected to replace injured member)
Rachelle King: Terrigal/ Hills Life Saving Club
Christina Ruiz: Northcliffe
Pamela Hendry: Maroochydore/ Port Hacking Life Guards
Mariah Jones: Tweed Heads Coolangatta

Congratulations to the selected team.

For further information please contact jharrod@slsa.asn.au


Rescue 2014 Squad Nominations

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are calling for athletes to apply for selection into the Rescue 2014 Squad. 

All athletes wishing to be considered for the Australian Life Saving Team are encouraged to apply for the Rescue 2014 Squad.

International events which are being targeted during the Rescue 2014 Campaign include:

International Surf Rescue Challenge – Japan, September 2013
German Cup – Warendorf, Germany, November 2013
Various NZ championships over the course of the 18 month cycle  
Rescue 2014, Montpellier France – September 2014 

Interested parties need to read the “Rescue 2014 Campaign Selection Policy” and complete the nomination form. 

The first activity that selected athletes would be required to attend is a camp on the 5th-7th of July on the Gold Coast. 

Nominations close: 21st of June

Download the circular here.
Download the policy document here.
Download the Under 20s Surf Rescue circular here.

Nominations for the Rescue 2014 Squad are now closed. 



Rescue 2014 Management Nominations

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are calling for high performance personnel to nominate for the Rescue 2014 team management positions. 

SLSA and RLSSA have adopted a long term strategy aimed at regaining and maintaining the World Number 1 position at the Rescue 2014 World Championships. SLSA and RLSSA have taken the first step in this process and have appointed a head coach and restructured the team management.  

The head coach has taken on the task for developing the 18 month Rescue 2014 strategy.

The Rescue 2014 Strategy has taken a holistic approach to high performance life saving 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 Montpellier, France in September 2014.

The selected Management Team would see through the entire Rescue 2014 Campaign through to and including the World Championships. SLSA and RLSSA may appoint other personnel outside to the immediate Rescue 2014 Team management to attend certain events when required. Not all Team management will attend all international events.

International competitions that The Australian Life Saving Team would be attending include:

   • International Surf Rescue Challenge – Japan, September 2013 
   • German Cup – Warendorf, Germany, November 2013
   • Various NZ championships over the course of the 18 month cycle 
   • Rescue 2014, Montpellier France – September 2014 

As such SLSA and RLSSA are now calling for nominations for the following positions: 

   • Rescue 2014 Team Manager
   • Rescue 2014 Assistant Coach
   • Rescue 2014 Physiotherapist
   • Rescue 2014 Sport Scientist

Interested parties are asked to address the job description criteria in a CV when applying for the Rescue 2014 management positions. Download the Team Managers Circular here.

Nominations close: 21st of June

Nominations for the Rescue 2014 Management Team are now closed.