National Pool Championships has come to an end for 2018 with the QLD and NSW State teams tying in the Interstates, Currumbin Vikings SLSC taking out the Opens and in the Masters, Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC came home first.
The event was hosted by Adelaide Aquatic centre with the competition being the final hit out for athletes, the venue and officials ahead of the World Life Saving Championships to be hosted across Adelaide in November.
In the Opens Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC took out first place on 441 points, followed by Maroochydore SLC on 333 and Terrigal SLSC rounding up third place with 218 points.
The Masters crown was claimed by Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC with 156 points, South Australia’s West Beach SLSC came in second, pipped by only one point with 155 and in third place it was Terrigal SLSC.
Stuart Hogben Queensland Sport Manger said that from a Queensland point of view the event was a success for both Queensland clubs and the Queensland team.
“It’s always a good tight competition between Queensland and New South Wales but this year Western Australia proved to be a tough contender. It’s a great result for not only our athletes here today but all our State Teams.”
Australian records also fell thick and fast at the Pool Rescue Championships.
In the world class swimming centre which is described as a fast pool, competitors managed to knock over 32 Australian records.
Along with 5 world records being broken across the competition Surf Life Saving Australia Event Manager, Tony Henderson, was very pleased with the racing across the event..
“The strong rate of records falling today sets Australia up to be a force to be reckoned with come November for the World Life Saving Championships. Our athletes appear to be peaking at the just the right time.”
All eyes will now turn to the World Life Saving Championships to be hosted in Adelaide this November.