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Rescue 2016 - Lifesaving World Championships


SLSA and RLSSA have adopted a long term strategy aimed at regaining and maintaining the World Number 1 position at the Rescue 2016 World Championships.

Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the World Lifesaving Championships. The World Lifesaving Championships involve between 2,500 to 5,000 competitors and officials from numerous countries around the world, with 14 days of competition.

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 liffe 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 Eindhoven and Noordwijk, the Netherlands in August/September 2016.

Australian Life Saving Team:

Team Management

Head Coach - Danny Short (Maroochydore SLSC)

Assistant Coach - Wade Sinclair (Picnic Bay SLSC)

Team Manager - Garry Mensforth (Umina SLSC)



For information on the Australian Life Saving Rescue 2016 Squad athletes please click below

Rescue 2016 Australian Life Saving Squad


Australian Youth Life Saving Team:

Head Coach - Brett Dowker (Currumbin SLSC)

Assistant Coach - Craig Holden (Elliott Heads SLSC)

Team Manager - Melinda Jackson (Kurrawa SLSC)


2015 International Surf Rescue Challenge

Our Australian Life Saving Team will be competing at the ISRC in Maroochydore Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland this September 3, 5 and 6. 

Athletes selected for ISRC Open Team

Men: Ali Day, Kendrick Louis, Matt Poole, Matt Bevilaqua, Tim Schofield, Hayden White, Dean Scarff, Jackson Symonds

Women: Liz Pluimers, Jordan Mercer, Harriet Brown, Amy Nurthen, Georgia Miller, Miranda Bell, Mel Howard, Elly Graf

Athletes selected for ISRC Youth Team

Men: Charlie Brooks, Jy Timperley, Jackson Collins, Callum Lowe-Griffiths, Jackson Borg, Lewis Abdul, Matthew Day, Isaac Smith
Women: Lizzie Welborn, Jemma Smith, Lily Costello, Megan Kreuter, Hannah Sculley, Nicole Kay, Olivia Fien, Caitlin Callahan
For more information about the event, click here or email events@slsa, . 


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