Sarah was a standout competitor at the 2013 Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in Sydney in January, where she was named the U19 female swimmer of the meet and was awarded the Women’s Under-19 Individual Overall Championship Trophy.
Sarah competed in the under-19 division in events such as the manikin tow, line throw and swimming with obstacles, which demonstrate best practice in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care.
Sarah took out the gold medal in the Women’s Under-19 200m Superlifesaver and the Women’s Under-19 100m Manikin Tow events, as well as silver in the Women’s Under-19 50m Manikin Carry.
She has been selected in the Under-19 Silver Barras Australian team and the Aussie Barras Open Australian Team.
The Under-19 Silver Barras 2013 will represent Australia at the Commonwealth and Regional Short Course Pool Life Saving Championships in Canberra this September, which are part of the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships 2013.
Sarah will feel right at home in the Open Australian Team, as the coach is former WA elite pool lifesaving competitor and current WA State Team coach Rebecca Cohen.
Rebecca was recently reappointed to the national position for another two years and is still the first woman and the youngest to take on the job as national coach.