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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.

Official Supporters Group

Sign up for the Rescue 2014 Official Supporters Group here.

2014 Australian Life Saving Team announced

Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving would like to congratulate the Life Saving Team chosen to represent Australia in the sport of Life Saving. The 2014 Australian Life Saving team media call will be held on the Gold Coast on Thursday 1 May and Sydney on Thursday 8 May. 



Shannon Eckstein – Northcliffe SLSC (Captain)

Andrew Bowden – Bronte SLSC / The Hills Life Saving Club

Jake Lynch – Newport SLSC

Ryan Napoleon – Northcliffe SLSC / RLSS Queensland

Tim Schofield – Terrigal SLSC / The Hills Life Saving Club

Lachlan Tame – Avoca Beach SLSC


Miranda Bell – Northcliffe SLSC

Naomi Flood – Manly LSC

Pamela Hendry – Maroochydore SLSC / Brisbane Life Saving

Melissa Howard – Kurrawa SLSC

Christina Ruiz – Northcliffe SLSC / RLSS Queensland

Kristyl Smith – Northcliffe SLSC



Joshua Brown - Byron Bay SLSC

Daniel Collins – Redhead SLSC

Matt Davis – Northcliffe SLSC / RLSS Queensland (Co-Captain)

Jason Gough – Mooloolaba SLSC

Nik Green - Alexandra Headlands SLSC

Brad Woodward - Shelley Beach SLSC / The Hills Life Saving Club

Prue Davies – Currumbin SLSC / RSSS Queensland

Chelsea Gillett  - Maroochydore SLSC / Brisbane Life Saving

Ela Heiniger - Byron Bay SLSC / Port Hacking Lifeguard Club

Nicole Kay – Mooloolaba SLSC

Alyssa Koenan – Northcliffe SLSC

Georgia Miller – Manly LSC (Co-Captain)



Australian Life Saving Team Management

Head Coach: Danny Short – Maroochydore SLSC

Team Manager: Keith Caldwell – Bulli SLSC

Assistant Coach: Wade Sinclair – Picnic Bay SLSC

Physio: Nick Marshall – Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Sport Science: Caitlin Braddick Southport SLSC

Sports Psychologist/Assistant Manager: Elise Bateman

Australian Youth Lifesaving Team Management

Head Coach: Brett Dowker – Currumbin SLSC

Team Manager: Garry Mensforth – Umina SLSC

Assistant Coach: Craig Holden – Elliot Heads SLSC

Physio: Troy Eady – Byron Bay SLSC

Australian Life Saving Team/ Youth Lifesaving Team

Beach Coach: Martin Lynch – Newport SLSC

Travelling staff members

Kitty Chiller – SLSA GM capacity & Capability (Female Athlete Liaison – Australian Youth Lifesaving Team)

Nathan Hight – SLSA Sport Manager (CEO’s Representative, Australian Life Saving Team and Youth Lifesaving Team)