Coach plan for young lifesaver

Marshall Loseby in action at Trigg Beach.
Marshall Loseby in action at Trigg Beach.

Loseby also won gold in the under 15s men’s relay and bronze in the open masters men’s relay.

These wins qualified him to compete at the 2013 National Surf Life Saving Championships that took place at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Loseby made it to the semi final heat two, which led to his final national sixth ranked under 15s male beach sprinter in Australia.

Additionally he managed to get through three rounds of the under 15s male flag race before being pipped off by regular Australian champs Joshua Cassidy and Tristan Sailor.

This was Loseby’s first season with the Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club as an amateur competitor.

The club plans to employ a professional coach for his next season so Loseby has the opportunity to increase his national and possibly international rankings.

In the future Loseby will compete in the next Australian Surf Life Saving Championships scheduled to take place at Scarborough Beach in March next year.

This event will draw 11,000 competitors nationally with an expected 60,000 spectators attending.

Loseby will begin training for this event in six weeks and his long-term goals are to complete the Iron Man Race and play for an AFL football club, which is his second passion.

Also qualifying for the 2013 Surf Lifesaving Nationals for Port Bouvard in the under 17s sprint and flags were Alex Hull and Ben Leeson who ranked 7th nationally in the Open Masters 2km run over the weekend at Coolangatta.

First held in 1915 in heavy seas at Bondi, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, now familiarly known as ‘The Aussies’, has grown into one of the nation’s premier sporting events.

Almost 100 years on, it remains as a prestigious celebration of lifesaving in all forms of surf competition.