After three fierce days of action in the pool, Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club have been named Champion Club at the 2019 SunSmart WA Pool Rescue Championships, held from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June at HBF Stadium.
It didn’t take long for records to start falling as Australian Youth Life Saving Team squad member Chalise Pratt (Trigg Island) dominated the U17 female field, taking six individual gold along with four state records in the U17 200m Super Lifesaver, U17 100m Rescue Medley, U17 100m Manikin Tow with fins and Open Female 100m Manikin Tow with fins. Fellow clubbie Daniel Beales (U13) claimed three individual gold along with three state records in the 100m obstacles, 50m Brick carry and 50m Freestyle with fins.
Australian Life Saving Team High-Performance Squad member Jake Smith (Trigg Island) showed he’s only getting better, breaking four of his own records in the Open 200m Super Lifesaver, 100m Manikin Tow with fins, 100m Rescue Medley & the 50m Freestyle with fins.
The record-breaking performances were not confined to just Trigg Island athletes, however, as Morgan Knox from Scarboro took three state records in the U15 200m Female Super Lifesaver, Manikin Tow with fins and 100m Rescue Medley; and Fremantle’s Harrison Hynes broke three records in the U17 Male 200m Obstacles, 100m Rescue Medley & the 50m Freestyle with fins. North Cottesloe’s Adam Moore claimed the win, and an unofficial world record, in the 40-44 100m Male Manikin Tow with fins.
While there were outstanding performances across all 16 competing clubs, Trigg Island set the pace early and were not to be caught, finishing out the weekend on 759 points with last year’s winner, Fremantle, coming in second on 584 points and North Cottesloe closing out the top three on 370 points.
Thanks to all the dedicated officials and volunteers who ensured events ran smoothly across the weekend, and to our naming rights partner Healthway, promoting the SunSmart Message.
Selection for the Western Suns state team will be announced shortly.
Full results here.
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