LSV facilitates a number of development squads through the year which aim to supplement the training athletes receive at their clubs. These squads aim to improve the overall skill level of athletes and assist athletes in making State Team’s in their chosen discipline.
The Highest individual honor within the state is to represent Victoria against the rest of Australia. Life Saving Victoria’s State Team athletes range from U/13 to Open ages and compete at a number of different interstate and international competitions throughout the season.
All Victorian State Team apparel is designed and manufactured by our fantastic sponsors Engine Swimwear.
Athlete Development Pathways
Victorian Development Squad:
The Victorian Development Squad is available to all members aged U12-U15. The Squad provides athletes with additional coaching and skill training opportunities throughout the winter. The program includes surf skills, cross training, pool training and competition training and is directed to assist junior athletes in improving their skills and abilities.
Victorian Youth High Performance Squad:
The Youth High Performance Squad is selected based on results from U12-U14 athletes during the State Championships. The squad aims to provide athletes with coaching and skills training from some of the best coaches in the state, and prepare athletes for the Australian Youth Championships and the Southern State Challenge whilst competing for the Victorian Development Team.
Victorian Pool State Training Squad:
All members who are interested in Pool Swimming are invited to come to Victorian Pool Squad Training on Sunday evenings at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
U14’s and beginners train from 5-5.45pm, the main squad trains from 5.45-7pm. All athletes are required to assist with entry and lane hire cost for the training via contributions before each session. The current fee for 2018 is set at $15 per person per session.
Please contact email@example.com to register your interest or for any further questions in regards to the Victorian Pool Training Squad.
The Victorian State Team is our ‘beach/surf’ state team which competes annually in the SLSA Interstate Championships. In 2019 the team will compete in New South Wales, at Newport Beach against the rest of Australia.
To nominate for the Victorian Interstate Team please click here.
State Team Selection Trial Dates: Saturday, 17th November at Fairhaven SLSC and Sunday, 16th December at Ocean Grove SLSC.
For further information regarding the 2019 SLSA Interstate Athlete Nominations please click here.
The Victorian RLSSA Pool State Team is our pool team which competes annually at the RLSSA Australian Pool Championships. In 2019 the team will compete against the rest of Australia in Sydney at Pymble Ladies College.
Congratulations to the following members who have been selected to represent Victoria at the RLSSA Australian Pool Championships in January 2019.
Victorian RLSSA Pool State Team
|Mac||Hooper||Ocean Grove SLSC|
|Caitlin||Robinson||Point Leo LSC|
|Brendon||Smith||Half Moon Bay LSC|
|Reidel||Smith||Half Moon Bay LSC|
|Freddie||Dripps||Jan Juc SLSC|
|First Name||Surname||Position / Club|
|James||Evans||Coach / Mordialloc LSC|
|Rachael||Rylance||Team Manager / Elwood LSC|
Victorian RLSSA Pool State Development Team
|Jasmine||Happ||Jan Juc SLSC|
|Tallulah||Rush||Jan Juc SLSC|
|Alec||Hende||Black Rock LSC|
|Charlotte||Laws||Black Rock LSC|
|Jack||Olivier||Black Rock LSC|
|Jack||Throssell||Black Rock LSC|
|Stephanie||Warmuz||Black Rock LSC|
|Luka||Mathe||Jan Juc LSC|
|First Name||Surname||Position / Club|
|Chris||Petropoulos||Coach / Mordialloc LSC|
|Mark||Patterson||Team Manager / Torquay SLSC|
The Victorian SLSA Pool State Team is our pool team which competes annually at the SLSA Australian Pool Rescue Championships. In 2019 the team will compete against the rest of Australia at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre from 9th – 11th August.
The Victorian Development Team competes in the newly established Youth Pathway Cup which will be held in New South Wales.
To nominate for the Victorian Development Team please click here.
State Team Selection Trial Dates: Sunday, 26th November at Torquay SLSC, Saturday, 9th December at Torquay SLSC (U15’s) and Saturday 16th December at Altona LSC (U14’s).
For further information regarding the 2019 Youth Pathway Cup please click here.
The Victorian Surf Boat Team competes in the Interstate Championship section of the ASRL Open each year. In 2018, the ASRL Open will be held at Elouera Beach in New South Wales.
The Victorian Team will be made up of crews from all divisions (Open Men’s, Open Women’s, Reserve Grade, Under 23 Men’s, Under 23 Women’s, and U19’s).
The Victorian IRB State Team competes at the SLSA IRB Interstate Championships, held on the Friday before the Australian IRB Championships. The Victorian IRB Team is made up of 16 competitors plus 2 spares, enough to fill a team in the IRB Relay.
Congratulations to the following members who have been selected to represent Victoria at the SLSA IRB Interstate Championships at Thirroul Beach in July 2018.
Victorian IRB State Team
|Jake||Pownall||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Marcus||Merryfull||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Ryan||Wilson||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Connor||McKinnon||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Samantha||Cain||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
Victorian IRB State Development Team
|Tom||Lenehan||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Lars||Ralph||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Sean||Cummins||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Ruth||Healy-McFarlane||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Darcy||Cummins||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Stephanie||Amy||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Eloise||Fleming||Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC|
|Nicholas||Giblin||Ocean Grove SLSC|
|Brayden||Allan||Ocean Grove SLSC|
The Victorian Wieland Shield Team competes biannually against a team of Californian Lifeguards. The event switches host nation each time, meaning every 4th year Victoria hosts the event. Competition for the Wieland Shield was conceived during Melbourne’s 1956 Olympic Games. Since 1967, the Los Angeles County Lifeguards and Life Saving Victoria have been exchanging competitive and educational tours on a biennial basis.
A perpetual trophy for competition was awarded during the visit of the USA team to Australia in 1967, which was made from Victorian red gum wood, and is retained by the winning team until the next opportunity comes up for competition between Victoria and the California. The idea for the trophy came from the then American Consul-General in Victoria, Mr W. A. Wieland.
The competition is just as much about camaraderie and sharing ideas because there are significant differences in the way lifesaving systems worked in Australia and the US.
Nominations for the 2020 competition will open closer to the date.