State Representative Teams

State Representative Teams

RLS NSW selects a State Representative team each year to compete at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships (APLSC). 

The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships have been conducted in various forms since 1965. Originally held every two years, since 1987 they are now held annually and consist of 3 days of Pool Lifesaving competition with events combining an Under 14 and Senior (Under 16, Under 19, Open and Masters) Competition.

Representative teams are chosen yearly at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships. These teams - called the 'Aussie Barra's' are named after the Barramundi fish - an aggressive fresh and saltwater fish found in Australian waters.

In addition to the Open Aussie Barras team; a Junior (Under 16) Aussie Barras team and Silver (Under 19) Aussie Barras Team are also selected to attend an annual Training Camp and various selected International Competitions throughout the year.

The 2019 APLSC was held in NSW at the Pymble Ladies College Aquatic Centre Friday 11th - Sunday 13th January 2019. The 2019 NSW State team were again successful in winning the overall pointscore. 

For more information on the APLSC please visit https://www.royallifesaving.com.au/sport/australian-pool-life-saving-championships 


The 2019 NSW State team representatives were: 

Name  Club 
Under 16 males  
Caleb Sharman  Engadine
Harrison Williams The Hills
Under 16 Female  
Holly Holmesby  Engadine
Sapphrine Andrews The Hills
Under 19 Males  
Bailey Proud  The Hills
Jack Curran  The Hills
Under 19 Females  
Kaylah Homes  The Hills
Keeley Booth    The Hills
Open Males  
Ethan Garland  Port Hacking Lifeguards
James Koch        The Hills (Injured)
Tom Simpson            The Hills
Callum Lowe-Griffiths The Hills
Open Females  
Rachel Wood    The Hills
Zara Sharman Engadine
Chanatal Luxton Engadine
Jayme Cline  The Hills
Management Team   
Manager: Max Gonzalez The Hills 
Coach: Blake McCrindle Engadine
Lachlan Braddish                                     The Hills (replacement for James Koch)

RLSSA Competition Handbook

For more information about the APLSC and to State and Territory Member Organisations (STMO) and athletes attending a Royal Life Saving Pool Lifesaving Competition and how to conduct a successful Pool Lifesaving Event please click here for the latest RLSSA Competition Handbook.