Junior Black Fins Team Announced

Thursday, 9 June 2022
Surf Lifesaving New Zealand is excited to announce the 12 person Junior Black Fins team to compete at the Lifesaving World Championships 2022.
The Team, comprised of six females and six males, will compete in the Youth (U19) division in a variety of pool rescue, ocean and beach events.
“Previous Junior Black Fins teams have set the bar very high. We're very excited to work with this group of talent to carry on the legacy teams before have left.,” Youth Campaign Lead Zac Franich says.
“With 2020 World Championships postponed due to COVID, the junior Black Fins will finally get the chance to wear the NZ Black beanie for the first time.”
The Championships will be held in Riccione, Italy from September 21 – October 2.

The Team is:

  • Charlize Menefy - Orewa
  • George Wenman - Orewa
  • Lucy Bartlett - Omanu
  • Jack Keepa - Waikanae
  • Summer Rolston - Waikanae
  • Gus Shivnan - Omanu
  • Rosie Falcous - South Brighton
  • Lachie Falloon - Waikanae
  • Zoe Crawford - Mairangi Bay
  • Jayden Murphy - Mt Maunganui
  • Talitha McEwan - Mt Maunganui
  • Oska Smith - Waikanae

Download the Junior Black Fins Team Poster here.

SLSNZ would also like to acknowledge and thank the High Performance Selection Committee: John Creighton, Mitch Mitchell, Daniel Grant and Scott Bartlett.
For more information on the High Performance Programmes -