Eastern suburbs lifesavers shine at junior state titles

Ballajura Aquatic Centre’s Connor Mader, Ashley Blaquiere, Arwen Thomas, Jonas Thomas, Lucresia Hoe, Letisia Hoe, Lisa Ho, Gabriel Leo, Caitlin Freestone, Hannah Sorenson, Morgan Cunningham, Mackenzie Cunningham.
Ballajura Aquatic Centre’s Connor Mader, Ashley Blaquiere, Arwen Thomas, Jonas Thomas, Lucresia Hoe, Letisia Hoe, Lisa Ho, Gabriel Leo, Caitlin Freestone, Hannah Sorenson, Morgan Cunningham, Mackenzie Cunningham.

TWO junior lifesavers from the eastern suburbs took out first place at the Royal Life Saving Society WA (RLSSWA) Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles held at HBF Stadium last month.

The annual state titles are designed to test the pool lifesaving skills that children have learnt at their respective clubs throughout the year.

The events included the 50m obstacle race, 50m manikin carry, rescue tube relay and 10m rope throw relay.

Central Aquatic’s Finn Van de Nadort, Jasmin Maung, Sasha Maung.

Embleton’s Central Aquatic Swimming and Lifesaving Club member Finn Van de Nadort took out the under-14s division, while Ballajura Aquatic Centre’s Ashley Blaquiere won the open division.

RLSSWA swimming and water safety education senior manager Trent Hotchkin said the Junior Lifeguard Club program provided a pathway from grassroots participation through to elite competition.

For more information, contact RLSSWA on 9383 8200 or visit www.royallifesavingwa.com.au.