Success in pool at Adelaide

Umina athelete Kaylah Holmes with her 2017 Pool Rescue Championship medalsUmina athelete Kaylah Holmes with her 2017 Pool Rescue Championship medals

Umina Surf Life Saving Club’s athletes had significant success at the 2017 Australian Pool Rescue Championships held in Adelaide.

The strong Umina contingent travelled to the South Australian capital for the three-daycompetition confi dent in their ability to rise to the occasion against the best pool rescue competitors from around Australia. Umina’s Lachlan Braddish (U14’s five medals), Kaylah Holmes (U14’s four medals), and Rachel Wood (four medals) all found themselves on the podium.

In the overall Masters standings, Umina also achieved a coveted Top 10 position to finish in sixth place. NSW Surf Sport manager Mr Rob Pidgeon said: “As an organisation we have been really conscious of trying to grow the sport of Pool Rescue in NSW so to see such strong results; well we are delighted. “I think the sport will continue to grow and hopefully these results will encourage others to pursue this highly technical but essential sport,” Mr Pidgeon concluded.

SOURCE: Media release, 11 Aug 2017 Rob Pigeon, Surf Life Saving NSW