I am pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected for Surf Life Saving New Zealand's High Performance Squads for 2015/2016.
The squads were named today at the conclusion of the Aquapick New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships 2015 in Gisborne.
New Zealand Open Squad:
Coaches: Jason Pocock
Manager: Mark Weatherall
Both squads are selected for a 12 month period and the National Selectors reserve the right to add or remove athletes to the squads at any time.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand will be sending two teams to compete at the Lifesaving World Championships (Rescue 2016) in the Netherlands- a New Zealand Open Team and a New Zealand Youth Team.
The New Zealand Open Team, who will be fighting to retain their World Championship title from Rescue 2012 in Adelaide and Rescue 2014 in France, will be chosen from athletes in the Open Squad after training camps and further testing.
The New Zealand Youth Team will be selected from eligible athletes in both the New Zealand Open and Development Squads.
The Development Squad includes athletes who have the potential to represent New Zealand at both Open and Youth levels in the future.
Congratulations to all of the athletes that have been selected.
Mike Lord, Sport Manager, Surf Life Saving New Zealand
Phone 0274 571 025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org