Kiwis successful at Aussie Pool Champs

Posted by Matt Warren on Monday, August 19, 2013
2013_Aussie Pool Champs _Natalie Peat
Natalie Peat GOLD U19 200m super. Photo taken by Matt Pickering

A 15-strong squad of Kiwi lifeguards took on some of Australia's best swimmers over the weekend at the 2013 Australian Pool Rescue Championships, coming home with 23 medals and even some new records.

Led by Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club head coach and New Zealand Development coach Kurt Wilson, the squad raced at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane from August 16-18.

The squad, predominately made up of Papamoa SLSC members, took away seven golds, six silvers and 10 bronze medals.

Ahead of the competition, coach Kurt Wilson said the aim of crossing the Tasman for the competition was to expose some of the newer athletes to the high level of competition in Australia with Rescue 2014 only 12 months away.

Some of the highlights of the competition included New Zealand team member Natalie Peat, who is off to the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Japan next month, smashing the Under 19 100m Manikin Tow with fins setting a new Australian record of 1:03:90.

Under 20 team member Ben Johnston won silver in the Under 17 Super Lifesaver and New Zealand Development Squad member and Sumner Surf Life Saving clubbie Brittany Tucker won gold in the Under 17 50m with fins.

Full list of results

200m Obstacle

U15 women. Hannah Williams 4.
U15 men. Justin Pickering 11
U17 women. Brittany Tucker 5, Kelsi Boocock 6, Jessie Schneiders 7, Millie Johnston 8.
U17 men. Ben Johnston 3, Jake Hales 5, Daniel Hart 8, Mason Bryant 18
U19 women. Natalie Peat 3, Samantha Holland 5.
U19 men. Mason Pickering 8, Seth Merrett 9. 

4 x 50m Obstacle Relay

U19 women Papamoa (Jessie Schneiders/Hannah Williams/Brittany Tucker/Natalie Peat) 2.
U19 men. Papamoa A (Ben Johnston/Danny Hart/Jake Hales/Michael Bryant) 2. Papamo B (Mason Bryant/Masion Pickering/Seth Merrett/Justin Pickering) 6. 

200m Super Lifesaver

U17 women. Kelsi Boocock 9, Jessie Schneiders 12, Brittany Tucker 14, Millie Johnston 15.
U17 men. Ben Johnston 2, Daniel Hart 5, Jake Hales 6, Mason Bryant 10
U19 women. Natalie Peat 1, Samantha Holland 5.
U19 men. Mason Pickering 3.

Line Throw

U17 women. Papamoa B (Millie Johnston/Jessie Schneiders) 5.
U17 men. Papamoa A (Jake Hales/Mason Bryant) 7.
U19 men. Papamoa A (Seth Merrett/Michael Bryant) 3. Papamoa B (Mason Pickering/Justin Pickering) 4. 

50m Manikin Carry

U15 women. Hannah Williams 3.
U15 men. Justin Pickering 3.
U17 women. Brittany Tucker 4, Kelsi Boocock 10, Millie Johnstone 25, Jessie Schneiders 27,
U17 men. Ben Johnston 4, Jake Hales 5, Mason Bryant 6, Daniel Hart 15.
U19 women. Natalie Peat 3, Samantha Holland 7.
U19 men. Michael Bryant 5, Mason Pickering 8, Seth Merrett 9.

4 x 25m Manikin Carry

U19 women. Papamoa (Natalie Peat/Kelsi Boocock/Hannah Williams/Brittany Tucker) 1.
U19 men. Papamoa A (Mason Bryant/Ben Johnston/Mason Pickering/Michael Bryant) 1. Papamoa B (Daniel Hart/Justin Pickering/Jake Hales/Seth Merrett) 3.

100m Manikin Tow with fins

U15 women. Hannah Williams 4.
U15 men. Justin Pickering 8,
U17 women. Jessie Schneiders 8, Brittany Tucker 12, Millie Johnston 26, Kelsi Bookcock 28.
U17 men. Ben Johnston 2, Jake Hales 6, Daniel Hart 7, Mason Bryant 17.
U19 women. Natalie Peat 1, Samantha Holland 6.

100m Manikin Carry with fins

U15 women. Hannah Williams 10.
U15 men. Justin Pickering 5.
U17 women. Brittany Tucker 6, Millie Johnston 15, Jessie Schneiders 22.
U17 men. Ben Johnston 4, Jake Hales 7, Daniel Hart 12, Mason Bryant 15.
U19 women. Natalie Peat 2, Samantha Holland 7.
U19 men. Mason Pickering 7, Seth Merrett 8.

50m Freestyle with fins

U15 women. Hannah Williams 13.
U15 men. Justin Pickering 8.
U17 women. Brittany Tucker 1, Millie Johnston 14, Kelsie Boocock 19, Jessie Schneiders 23.
U17 men. Jake Hales 5, Ben Johnston 9, Daniel Hart 17, Mason Bryant 30.
U19 women. Natalie Peat 1, Samantha Holland 8.
U19 men. Mason Pickering 6, Seth Merrett 8.

100m Rescue Medley

U17 women. Brittany Tucker 5, Kelsi Boocock 10, Jessie Schneiders 15, Millie Johnston 17.
U17 men. Ben Johnston 3, Jake Hales 5, Mason Bryant 10.
U19 women. Natalie Peat 1, Samantha Holland 4.
U19 men. Michael Bryant 5, Mason Pickering 6.

4 x 50m Medley Relay

U19 men. Papamoa A (Ben Johnston/Daniel Hart/Jake Hales/Mason Pickering) 2, Papamoa B (Mason Bryant/Seth Merrett/Michael Bryant/Justin Pickering) 4.
U19 women. Papamoa (Natalie Peat/Kelsi Boocock/Brittany Tucker/Jessie Schneiders) 2.

Visit the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Facebook page for photos from throughout the competition or for full results with times and records visit www.sls.com.au/poolrescue/results.

Team members: 

Papamoa

Ben Johnston, Michael Bryant, Mason Bryant, Justin Pickering, Mason Pickering, Jacob Hales, Seth Merrett, Daniel Hart, Natalie Peat.

New Zealand development squad

Jessie Schneiders (St Clair), Brittany Tucker (Sumner), Kelsi Boocock (Red Beach), Hannah Williams (Red Beach).

South Brighton

Millie Johnstone, Samantha Holland.

Media

 2013_Aussie Pool Champs _Gold Bronze

Papamoa hogging the podium! - 1st & 3rd in U19 4 x 25 Manikin Relay. Photo taken by Matt Pickering

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