Grove surf lifesavers selected for state

Stephanie Reade (supplied)

Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s Stephanie Reade will represent Life Saving Victoria (LSV) in the pool at the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Sydney from 11 to 13 June.

LSV has announced its 32-athlete strong squad of pool lifesavers who will form the Victorian state and development teams.

Ocean Grove’s Teagan Reade, Mem Johnson, Georgie McIntyre and William Goldstraw are in the development team.

The squad, which was endorsed by the Life Saving Victoria Aquatic Sport Executive, will represent Victoria in the blue and white in seven pool disciplines such as the mannikin tows and carries, line throw, obstacle swim, medley relays and super lifesaver events.

LSV board director of aquatic sport Aaron Green wished the team luck in training for a successful Australian Championships campaign.

“On behalf of LSV, I would like to extend my congratulations to our Victorian pool lifesaving state and development teams,” Mr Green said.

“Pool lifesaving has faced two years of interruptions due to COVID-19 restrictions, so I am extremely excited that for the first time since 2019, athletes from around Australia will be able to come together and compete for an Australian pool lifesaving title.

“Not only are our pool lifesavers top athletes, they are demonstrating valuable rescue skills that they might, and some of our athletes already have, used to save someone’s life. Go Vics!”

The Victorian pool lifesaving state team is:

Heath Corry, Altona

Oscar Skehan, Point Leo

Sophie Pinkerton, Mordialloc

Jemma Holt, Mordialloc

Rose Bentley, Mordialloc

Paige Holt, Mordialloc

James Petropolous, Mordialloc

Chris Petropolous, Mordialloc

Luke Lineham, Mordialloc

Cameron Blaiden, Mordialloc

Lisa Ferguson, Mordialloc

Reidel Smith, Half Moon Bay

Stephanie Reade, Ocean Grove

The Victorian pool lifesaving development team is:

Massimo Lancia, Mornington

Carla Drury, Elwood

Tallulah Rush, Jan Juc

Georgina Laws, Black Rock

Sienna Wood, Mordialloc

Brydie Logan, Williamstown

Anna Weddell, Half Moon Bay

Kieran Roach, Mordialloc

Cooper Roach, Mordialloc

Tom Frisby, Williamstown

Emma Hende, Black Rock

Teagan Reade, Ocean Grove

Milla Clark, Point Leo

Mem Johnson, Ocean Grove

Georgie McIntyre, Ocean Grove

Raphael Rush, Jan Juc

Angus Liddel, Mentone

William Goldstraw, Ocean Grove

James McGrath, Black Rock