St Clair claim Southern Region Pool Champs title

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Monday, July 18, 2016

St Clair claimed the top club spot at the 2016 Southern Region Pool Championships over the weekend with a 76 point lead ahead of South Brighton.

The Dunedin club finished on 224 points to South Brighton's 148 with Waimairi in third place with 119 points. New Brighton (52) and Waikuku Beach (50) rounded out the top five.

The event was held at the Moana Pool in Dunedin with over 200 athletes taking part from 12 different clubs.

The champs featured events ranging from manikin carries and obstacles to line throw and rescue medleys. All the events are based around rescue capability and are specific to saving people's lives- what surf lifesaving is all about.

Southern Region Sport Manager Scotty Roberts says overall, it was a great weekend of racing.

"It was fantastic to see an increase in the number of Masters athletes taking part this year and we saw some fast times coming through from them, especially from New Brighton's Andrew Cain who did the Manikin Tow in 1.02.07," he says.

Mr Roberts says it was a great turnout from the clubs. "This year we had a small team from St Kilda racing for the first time in three years so it was good to have them back racing at pool events. We also had a large team from our most Southern club Oreti and I'm pleased they were able to travel up for the event," he says.

Click here for the full breakdown of results. 

Overall club points:
St. Clair 224
South Brighton 148
Waimairi 119
New Brighton 52
Waikuku Beach 50
Kaka Point 29
Brighton 21
Oreti 14
Sumner 12
Spencer Park 10
Warrington 5
St Kilda 3

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For more information, please contact:

Lisa Smith, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823
Email lisa.smith@surflifesaving.org.nz

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