Rescue 2014 starts on a high note

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New Zealand has made a solid start at the Lifesaving World Championships (Rescue 2014) in the South of France with four medals already on the tally.

Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service clubbie Garry King took out two medals on Day One of the Masters competition grabbing a bronze in the 100m obstacles as well as in the 100m manikin carry.

He then backed that up by winning a further two medals in the pool; silver in the 50m carry and a bronze in the 100m tow with fins.

The New Zealand Team begin racing in the pool at 7pm tonight (NZ time) followed by the NZ Youth Team at the beach on Thursday night (NZ time).

Our IRB teams from St Clair, Papamoa and East End Surf Life Saving Clubs will also begin racing in the World IRB competition and the Red Beach and Piha SLSC teams will begin racing in the Surf Boat competition on Saturday.

Finally, a number of our athletes from clubs including Midway, Riversdale, Mairangi Bay, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui will then don their club colours to race in the World Interclub competition starting with the pool events from next Tuesday evening, followed by the beach events.

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To view the Rescue 2014 events calendar visit

For more information please contact: 

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823