The excitement is building for the Junior Black Fins as they head into a three day team camp from Friday.
It is the first time the team has gathered since being named last month and energy levels are high as the reality of heading to The Netherlands to represent New Zealand gets closer for the 12 athletes.
Team manager Ange Johnston says the athletes will be looking to maximise their time at the camp which will be held at the Millennium Institute in Auckland.
They will be put through some team building exercise as well as physical training.
The pool athletes will be fortunate enough to train with some Black Fins athletes (Laura Quilter, Danielle McKenzie and Steve Kent) along with the Rescue 2014 Black Fins coaching duo Jason Pocock and Scott Bartlett who will be on hand to assist with some skills sessions while the beach athletes will get to work with triple world beach flags champion Morgan Foster.
"This is a huge boost for the team and will see them benefitting from the experiences of these athletes," she says.
Rescue 2016, the Lifesaving World Championships, will be held in Eindhoven and Noordwijk in The Netherlands from September 1-18 and the Junior Black Fins will travel alongside the New Zealand Open team, The Black Fins.
Keep an eye on the SLSNZ High Performance Facebook page to keep up-to-date and follow our teams' journey to Rescue 2016.
Junior Black Fins
1. Alaynah Bettany - Lyall Bay
2. Grace Kaihau - Orewa
3. Hannah Williams - Piha
4. Jamie Gedye - Waikanae
5. Libby Bradley - Mt Maunganui
6. Olivia Corrin - Midway
7. Hamish Miller - Mt Maunganui
8. Lewis Clareburt - Lyall Bay
9. Javon McCallum - Fitzroy
10. Kane Sefton - Mt Maunganui
11. Seb Johnson - Sumner
12. Zac Reid - Fitzroy
Coach: Jonelle Quane
Assistant Coach: Matt Sutton
Manager: Ange Johnston
Physiotherapist: Mike Ellis
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