An all-Victorian Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing squad has been selected to represent Australia at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide this November.
The team was chosen at an extra selection trial meet on the Gold Coast in late July, after a full day of racing was cancelled due to rough conditions at the Australian IRB Championships earlier in in the month.
Seven of the eight athletes are members of the Williamstown S&LSC, with one team member from Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC.
All selected racers competed at the Australian IRB Championships at Thirroul Beach during July, where Victoria’s Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club (S&LSC) IRB racing squad took out the title.
The Life Saving World Championships are held around the globe every two years, showcasing excellence in lifesaving sports and rescue, attracting the most talented and skilled lifesaving athletes to compete for the title of World’s best.
This year’s addition will be held in Adelaide from the 16th of November to the 2nd of December, and feature surf, pool, beach, IRB, and surfboat events contested by athletes from all around the world.
More info on the Lifesaving World Championships can be found here, and the full Australian IRB squad is listed below.
Calum Dickson – Williamstown S&LSC
Alastair Thomas – Williamstown S&LSC
Shaun Leith – Williamstown S&LSC
Rhys Treloar – Williamstown S&LSC
Kate Czerny – Williamstown S&LSC
Rachael Moloney – Williamstown S&LSC
Abby Esdale – Williamstown S&LSC
Samantha Pownall – Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC