Currumbin leagues ahead as day two wraps up at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships
Currumbin SLSC are oceans ahead in the club open point tally as the second day of competition at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships wrapped up in Adelaide today. At 332 points, they are leading in front of Marochydore SLSC with 135 points, while Northcliffe’s 100 points puts them in third place at the end of another impressive day of pool rescue racing.
The masters team category is lead by West Beach with 133 points but NSW club Bondi SLSC is hot on their heels with a two point difference to make up in tomorrow’s racing. Central Coast club Terrigal SLSC continues to impress, chasing up third ranking with 87 points on the board and club combo Tweed Heads and Coolangatta SLSC wrap up fourth with at 84.
The fight for state supremacy is proving a close competition so far. Queensland ‘Cyclones’ lead the interstate point scores at 294, followed closely by New South Wales with 284. West Australia closed of third place at 244, Victoria fourth with 194 and South Australia wraps up the tally at 138 points.
Records continued to be smashed out of the water in today’s racing, with 22 new Australian records set across the day. Women’s 60-64 manikin tow competitor Gay Bradley of Alex Heads put on an incredible show when she beat the existing world record time by almost seven seconds, setting a brand new record at 1:29:52.
Some of our youngest competitors have taken the pool by storm these past two days. Newport under 13 men’s team are here for their first ever Australian and Interstate Pool Rescue Championships and have two Australian records breaking efforts already under their maroon and yellow club caps. The awesome foursome – Jake and Mitch Morris, Joel Piper and Brandon Bartlem – broke the Australian record when they won the under 13 relay title at 2:01:69 on the first day of competition. Returning to the pool for the patient tow with fins today, Joel and Brandon paired up for another win, setting another Australian record with a 1:08:30 performance.
A great day of racing is expected at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre tomorrow in the final day of competition for the Australian Pool Rescue Championships for 2017.
Download the full day’s results and point score here