December 3, 2018by Sharon Collier

Wanda SLSC competitors have claimed 21 World Champion titles at the Lifesaving World Championships, which have just wrapped up in Adelaide.

The event attracts competitors from across the world, in Youth, Open and Masters categories, across a range of surf life saving disciplines.

Wanda’s Jock Campbell trained beach run team were outstanding, taking 8 World Championship titles from 8 events entered.

Ali Najem and Melissa Campbell both took Gold in the Open 2km Beach run event. Najem then combined with Kai Hammond, and Campbell with Chloe Gentle, to win the 2x1km Open beach relay events.

Young gun runners Kai Hammond and Jessie Phelps took out the male and female Youth 2km run respectively, capping off their strong Australian seasons.  Repeating the Opens success, Hammond combined with Zac Keelan and Phelps with Chloe Gentle to win the 2x1km Youth relay events.

Hayden Allum dominated the Masters 30-34 male ocean category, taking home four individual World titles in the surf race, ski, board and ironperson. He also combined with Cameron Pyett to win the board rescue in the same category.

A special World title to the Masters 110y beach relay team of Mairead Brannock, Greer Calabro and Lauren Campbell. The hardworking trio juggle their children, families, work and university with their training, volunteer patrols and supporting younger club members.

Other individual world champions included Paul Buttel (40-44 Ironman), Stuart Braine (40-44 Board race), Chris Iredale (60-64 Board race). Wanda Masters teams also took world championship honours in the 40-44 board rescue, 110y surf team, 130y surf team and 110y taplin.

Wanda SLSC Director of Surf Sports Greg Pierce said the competitors are a credit to themselves, Wanda SLSC and the sport.

“Our large team took part in pool competition, ocean, beach and March Past events, with some outstanding results across right across the board.”

“It’s hard to pick highlights but one would include the Allum family, Chris, Greg and Hayden, combined to win Bronze in the male 110y surf teams race.”

“Massive congratulations to the Jock Campbell led beach team who, as always performed exceptionally well, including a special silver medal in the 2km run to Jock himself.”

“Over and above all the results, team spirit was great and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended.”

Full results, Wanda’s 1-6 placings, are here:
Masters https://www.wandasurfclub.com/2018-lwc-masters-beachies/
Youth https://www.wandasurfclub.com/2018-lwc-youth/
Open https://www.wandasurfclub.com/2018-lwc-opens/

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