Up to 700 Youth/Senior athletes will descend on Lorne this weekend for the 2021 LSV Youth/Senior Victorian State Championships.
“These are the best athletes from lifesaving clubs across Victoria and after a break due to COVID-19 restrictions cancelling the state championships in 2020, they are all raring to go!” said LSV’s GM Sport and Education, Kate Simpson. “We can’t wait to see the events unfold and offer them a platform to display their skills.”
The weekend’s events include beach sprints, beach flags, surfboats, board and iron events for exciting programming. This is the last of LSV’s State Championships for the year after the Juniors, Rescue & Resuscitation (R&R) and Lifesaving Event championships were held over the past weekends.
“We’ve had sensational carnivals in the lead up to the State Championships, where the skills of our lifesavers have been challenged,” said Ms Simpson. “Lifesaving sport is so important. Our athletes, officials and powercraft are also volunteer lifesavers, who will have completed volunteer patrol hours in order to compete – sport enhances their skills to be rescue ready.”
Life Saving Victoria thanks Lorne Surf Life Saving Club for hosting the weekend event, as well as all volunteers who make the championships possible, and event and award partners and supporters: AC Goulding, Apex Steel, Engine, Jim’s Self Storage and McCutcheon Builders.
The events are able to be put on thanks also to the generous support of Surf Life Saving Australia sponsors Westpac, DHL and Ampol.
“We’re always so proud of our athletes at the state championships – they show not only sporting prowess, but also humility and dedication to lifesaving and their communities,” Ms Simpson said. “We wish everyone good luck!”