Crawley Town Life Saving Club has six members selected to represent GBR at RESCUE 2018

Posted by Sue Reeve on 2 October 2018

Six Crawley Town Life Saving Club members have been selected to represent GBR at this year’s World Life Saving Championships “RESCUE 2018” being held in Adelaide, Southern Australia between 16th November and 2nd December.

For the National teams Open Championships, Zara Williams and Marina Macartney have been selected to represent the six strong ladies while Simon Worne and Ben Taylor-Walsh form part of the six man team. In the U19 (youth) National teams Jessica Hancock will be complete with the six strong girls’ team and likewise Odhran Mallon with the six boys.

The National Team Championships are rum over five days, three in the pool and two in the Ocean environment. In the pool is held the four man Simulated Emergency Rescue Competition (SERC), seven individual, one pair and four team relays involving towing a 43kg manikin, swimming in fins, obstacle swim lines throws likewise for the Ocean the competitors again face seven individual, one paired and four relays involving surf swimming, rescue boards, racing ski’s tube rescues, beach sprints, flags and the Iron Man.

The RESCUE Championships is one of the biggest sporting events to be held outside of the Olympics and not only involves National teams but also Club, Youth, Open & Masters  along with a full programme for both Surf boats and IRB’s (Inflatable motor driven Rescue Boats. RESCUE returns to Adelaide after it hosted the successful 2012 Championships at which Crawley Town Life Saving Club also attended. This year the club again will be entering the World Club Championships in both the Youth, Open and Master category with Zara defending her current World Club title in the 50m Manikin Carry for which she is the current European record holder.

Gary Lee

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