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World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue Series

Every two years the International Life Saving Federation organises the World Lifesaving Championships, called the World Lifesaving Championships or 'Rescue' Series.

The World Lifesaving Championships include the following competitions:

  • National Teams World Lifesaving Championships
  • Interclub Teams World Lifesaving Championships
  • Masters World Lifesaving Championships
  • Optional Open Events World Lifesaving Championships including Surfboats and Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB) World Lifesaving Championships.

The World Lifesaving Championships involve between 2,500 and 5,000 competitors and officials and last some 14 days.

The World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue 2014 will be held in Montpellier & La Grande Motte, France on 13 - 26 September 2014.

For further information on the World Lifesaving Championships - Rescue 2014 please visit the Rescue 2014 website.

Rescue 2014 Official Australian Life Saving Team Supporters Group

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) are calling for all friends, family, members of RLSSA and SLSA and general Aussie sporting fans to support the Australian Life Saving Team on the road to Rescue 2014! We would love to see as many people as possible get behind the team as they prepare for competition in September! Remember, you don't have to be going to France to be part of the Supporters Group!

As part of the Official Australian Life Saving Team Supporters Group you will be sent up-to-date information on the team, have the opportunity to purchase a team kit and be taken on the journey with the Australian Life Saving Team to the World Championships! Its free to join! Register online today!

Rescue 2014 Australian Life Saving Team and Australian Youth Life Saving Team Announcement

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) would like to congratulate the following members on their selection onto the Australian Life Saving Team and the Australian Youth Life Saving Team. These teams will represent Australia at the 2014 World Lifesaving Championships to be contested at Montpellier, France during September of this year.

Australian Life Saving Team

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
Krystal  Smith – Northcliffe SLSC

Meet the Australian Life Saving Team 2014 Members!

Australian Youth Life Saving Team

Joshua Brown - Byron Bay SLSC
Daniel Collins – Redhead SLSC
Matt Davis – Northcliffe SLSC / RLSS Queensland
Jason Gough – Mooloolaba SLSC
Nik Green - Alexandra Headlands SLSC
Brad Woodward - Shelley Beach SLSC / The Hills Life Saving Club

Prue Davies – Currumbin SLSC / RLSS 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

Meet the Australian Youth Life Saving Team Members!

Team Management and Travelling Staff

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 SLSA
Assistant Manager / Sport Psychology: Elise Bateman
Sports Science: Caitlin Braddick - Southport SLSC

Australian Youth Life Saving 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 Life Saving Team

Beach Coach: Martin Lynch – Newport SLSC

Travelling staff members

Kitty Chiller – SLSA GM capacity & Capability (Female Athlete Liaison – Australian Youth Life Saving Team)
Nathan Hight – SLSA Sport Manager (CEO’s Representative, Australian Life Saving Team and Youth Life Saving Team) 

If you have any questions regarding the Australian Life Saving Team or the Australian Youth Life Saving Team 2014 please contact emacmillan@rlssa.org.au 

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