In February Samantha Lascelles won the Canterbury Championships and then the South Island Championships with 4 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze and was selected by her Club for Nationals.
This past weekend Samantha competed in the Under 14 NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships against some incredibly talented athletes. This event was held in Orewa, with almost 1000 boys and girls aged 11 to 14.
The conditions in Orewa were tough with very strong onshore winds, large waves and a powerful sideways drift. Strength and conditioning was as important as the ability to read the sea and adapt to the conditions.
With such a large number of athletes competing, reaching a final at this event is regarded as a very high achievement. Samantha did extremely well winning a silver in the U11 Beach Sprints and a bronze in the U11 Surf Swim.
Surf Lifesaving is an empowering sport for young men and women teaching them life skills, water safety and how to handle physically demanding situations both on and off the water. If you or any of your children are interested in learning more about this sport then please contact Matt Henry – firstname.lastname@example.org