On Saturday the 27th and Sunday 28th June a team from South Port competed at this year's Pool Rescue State Championships. Members from Under 12's through to Masters are eligible to compete in this event. The disciplines revolve around events that resemble rescue situations that you may find yourself in on the beach...without the surf to contend with!
The events are interesting and certainly challenging. This is only the second year that I have attended and I've found myself thinking that the skills attained would certainly help to increase the confidence that's needed to assist when someone finds themselves in trouble. Training was held early on Wednesday mornings at Seaford State Swim with a couple of Saturday sessions at Noarlunga. This year, our team was made up of a young and enthusiastic group of 11 athletes.
From our Under 13's:
Natasha Bedford, Xabian Cederblad, Teah Charlton and Amelia Shore.
From our Under 14's:
Kiara Bedford, Piper Cunningham, Sydney McCurrach, Megan Sinclair, Alex Taylor and Josh Zeitz.
and from our Under 15's:
All members competed with great sportsmanship and endeavour; there were ups and downs and a few laughs along the way. Their efforts were rewarded with medals, points for our Club and new experiences and knowledge.
Results are as follows:
Under 13 female 100m Obstacle: Teah Charlton: 11th Amelia Shore: 6th Natasha Bedford: SILVER
Under 13 male 100m Obstacle: Xabian Cederblad: 6th
Under 14 female 200m Obstacle: Megan: 10th, Sydney: 8th, Piper: 5th and Kiara: BRONZE
Under 14 male 200m Obstacle: Alex Taylor: 13th Josh Zeitz: 10th
Under 13 NGS 4X50m Obstacle Relay: South Port: SILVER
Under 14/15 NGS 4x50m Obstacle Relay: South Port: 10th
Under 13 female Line Throw Relay: South Port: GOLD (Teah and Tash)
Under 14 female Line Throw Relay: South Port: 6th: (Piper and Sydney) and GOLD: (Megan and Kiara)
Under 14 male Line Throw relay: South Port: 5th (Alex and Josh)
Under 15 female Line Throw Relay: South Port: GOLD (Amber and Piper)
Under 13 50m freestyle with fins: Teah Charlton: 8th, Amelia Shore: 6th, Natasha Bedford: SILVER
Under 13 50m freestyle with fins: Xabian Cederblad: 8th
Under 13 2x50m Patient Tow Relay with fins: South Port: 4th (Amelia and Natasha)
Under 13 50m Brick Carry: Teah Charlton: 9th, Amelia Shore: 7th, Natasha Bedford: 5th
Under 13 50m Brick Carry: Xabian Cederblad: 14th
Under 13 NGS 4x50m Medley Relay: South Port: 4th
Under 14 female 50m freestyle with fins: Piper: 15th, Megan: 14th, Kiara: 10th, Sydney: 5th
Under 14 male 50m freestyle with fins: Alex: 14th, Josh: 11th
Under 15 female 50m freestyle with fins: Amber: 8th
Under 14 female 50m Manikin Tow with fins: Kiara: 10th, Piper: 7th
Under 14 male 50m Manikin Tow with fins: Josh: 5th
Under 14/15 NGS 4x50m Medley Relay: South Port: 8th
Under 14 female 50m Manikin Carry: Kiara: 7th, Sydney: SILVER
Under 14 male 50m Manikin Carry: Josh: 6th
Under 15 female 50m Manikin Carry: Amber: 4th
Under 15 female 100m Manikin Carry with fins: Amber: 6th
Well done to everyone involved...with a very small and young team we finished 9th overall!!
Many thanks, to all of our competing members for doing their best. Huge thanks to Mandi Bedford for coaching our little team. Thanks to Carla Begg and Andy Bedford for being our officials. Well done to Paul Zeitz (in the pool) and Deb Sinclair (on the door early both days) for being our required volunteers. And a huge thanks to all of the parents that attended, for their support and for helping out with time-keeping. Special mentions must also go to Taylah Eastwood and Jordan Cushing for taking the time to come and support the younger members at their Club...big ups to both of you! And, hope your hand is healing, we missed you Callum!
Hope to see lots more give it a go over the coming years...GO SOUTH PORT!!
PHOTO GALLERY: Click HERE to view the photo gallery of the day!
Team Manager/Competition Officer