European Championships 2017

GBR Lifesaving is proud to announce the teams to compete at the European Championships – Belgium, September 2017

SENIOR TEAM

  • CHARLIE HAYNES Portreath SLSC
  • EMILY CORIN Hayle SLSC
  • GEORGE HAYNES Portreath SLSC
  • EMMA HENDERSON
  • RICHARD JAGGER Crawley Town LSC
  • LILY NICHOLS Woolacombe SLSC
  • ASHLEY LEWIS Penybont SLSC
  • ANYA PIOTROWICZ Portreath SLSC
  • CHRIS PARRY Aberavon SLSC
  • SUMMER WHITELEY Woolacombe SLSC
  • LEWIS ROSEWELL Portreath SLSC
  • ZARA WILLIAMS Crawley Town LSC

 

YOUTH TEAM

  • EUAN DUNGAVEL Gyllyngvase SLSC
  • MAIA GARNER Portreath SLSC
  • LOUIS GARNER Portreath SLSC
  • JESSICA HANCOCK Crawley Town LSC
  • STEVEN LEWIS Portreath SLSC
  • EMMA KENDALL Portreath SLSC
  • MARCUS OR Hayle SLSC
  • JASMINE MANN Newquay SLSC
  • MARTIN SCHOFIELD Crawley Town LSC
  • GRACE MORGAN Rest Bay Lifeguards
  • ROBERT WHITTAKER Woolacombe SLSC
  • MILLIE WIGGINS Rhoose Lifeguards

 

A record 93 athletes declared for GBR selection, with 72 athletes racing against each other over a 1-day competition at Portreath, Cornwall. Athletes, supported and cheered on by a passionate crowd, raced through testing conditions with overhead surf, winds switching from offshore to onshore between tides, sunshine and heavy rain.

Well done to all the athletes who took part in the Trial and congratulations to the 24 athletes capped to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Wishing our Teams good luck at the European Championships in 6 weeks’ time.

For more information about the Championships please visit here [http://www.lifesaving2017.be/]

GB&NI SELECTION CRITERIA

The GB & NI Lifesaving Team is selected on the basis of the best athletes available who are eligible for selection, and will be invited based on their potential to bring home a medal at the World Championships.

When selecting the team, potential is key – so an athlete with the best potential may take preference over athletes with similar scores at individual events. The events which will contribute to selection are:

  • SLSGB Surf League, Selection Trial & National Championship
  • RLSS UK National Speed Championships
  • SLSGB British Life Saving Pool Championships
  • SLS Wales National Stillwater Championships
  • ILS recognised Pool and Ocean Championships (athletes to supply results)

 

To be eligible for the GB & NI Lifesaving team, athletes must have a current full membership of either SLSGB or RLSS UK, and must declare their availability for selection. Athletes who compete exclusively in Ocean or Pool events will not automatically be excluded from the selection process for the GB & NI squad or the final team.

There is a compulsory team selection event where potential GB & NI Lifesaving Team to assess athlete ability and potential, where the final team will be selected. Final Team selection is determined by the Team Manager and Assistant Manager, and verified by the RLSS UK and SLSGB Performance Directors.

RLSS UK Performance Squad Final

The RLSS UK Performance Squad represents the top performing lifesavers and those who truly excel at Lifesaving Sport. Our squad nurtures talent to develop potential and performance, providing a pathway to excellence.

The squad is led by a range of top coaches with different specialisms, all of whom are committed to developing and inspiring lifesaving athletes.

Entry to the Performance Squad is through the RLSS UK National Speed Championships, where potential squad members are scored based on their placement throughout six events. There are also selection opportunities throughout the year at the discretion of the Coach Team.

GBR High Performance Lifesaving is pleased to announce the GBR Lifesaving Squad 2017

The purpose of the new GBR Lifesaving Squad is to support the selected Squad athletes over the year to develop athletic ability and performance, and support some of the best and most promising lifesaving athletes in the country.

Invitation and selection to the Squad does not pre-determine or give favour to the Squad athletes for GBR Team selection for international competition. However, athletes who embrace and utilise the Squad programme and use it to further enhance and develop their training programme will be able to use their increased technical ability when declaring for Team selection and participating in the GBR Team Trial.

Click here to download the GBR Squad Selection Criteria

Click here to download the GBR Lifesaving Squad 2017