2016 National Lifeguard School participants announced

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is pleased to announce the candidates, along with the team of Instructors and Mentors that have been selected for this season's National Lifeguard School. 

National Lifeguard Schools are Surf Life Saving New Zealand's highest surf lifesaving course in which candidates undergo intense training to gain their Advanced Lifeguard Award- the highest qualification when to comes to lifeguarding in New Zealand.

The schools combine dynamic theory sessions with a number of intensive practical and scenario based activities extending participants both physically and mentally - honing already advanced skills.

Once again, the standard of applicants was very high and we congratulate the 20 lifeguards selected to take part at Whangamata from December 2-4.


Jonathan Reshef, Mairangi Bay
Eddie Young, Raglan
Lorne Glenister, Raglan
Adam Glenister, Raglan
Ben Parker, Orewa

Kaitlyn Pennell, Pauanui
Joe Cooke, Hot Water Beach
Chaz Gibbons-Campbell, Whiritoa
Carter Brydon, Whangamata

Matthew Sisson, Riversdale
Guy Ritani, Riversdale
George Sims, Riversdale
Connor Fry, Worser Bay
Finn Meredith, Lyall Bay
Sophrose London, Otaki

Cameron Burrow, St Clair
Rebecca McNaughton, Warrington
Anthony Pickles, St Kilda
Alana Ibbs, Brighton
Owen West, Oreti

Six Instructors and four Mentors will assist this year's candidates throughout the process.

Gavin Mason, St Clair
Adam Fraser, Fitzroy
Seth McPhee, Brighton
David Clarke, United North Piha
Martine Smith, Pauanui
Chris Harrison, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Kate Suter, Sumner
Christiaan Maarhuis, Waihi Beach
Daniel Short, Mairangi Bay
Mitch Jensen, Whangamata

SLSNZ Member Development Manager Belinda Slement says the selected team of Instructors and Mentors demonstrate a high level of club and regional involvement, experience and leadership.

"With this great team and our strong candidates this year, we expect the National Lifeguard School to offer a high level of learning and lifeguard development. I look forward to seeing them all progress," she says.

For more information about National Lifeguard School, please click here.  


For more information, please contact:

Belinda Slement, Member Development Manager, SLSNZ