From Mackenzie Salmon in Montpellier
The World Lifesaving Championships to be held in Montpellier,
France, from Sept. 14 to 28 this includes
Canadian delegation of approximately 200 people, among them
lifesaving athletes, technical officials and delegates to meetings
of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) that are held in
conjunction with Rescue 2014.
The Canadian national team members who will be competing from Sept. 16-21 include our National open team of
James Verreault (Ont.), Brent Trevisan (Ont.), William Walters
(B.C.), Eric Trevisan (Ont.), Dieter Kreps (Ont.), Mackenzie Salmon
(Ont.), Chantique Payne (Ont.), Margot Cunningham (Ont.), Emily
Verreault (Ont.), Audrey Prayal-Brown (Ont.), Alexandra Ferguson
(Ont.), Carolyn Godon (Ont.); and, our National youth (15-18) team
of Jack Kearl (Alta.), Dan Wilsdon (Ont.), Teran Hancock (Alta.),
Dakota Birkenheier (Ont.), Marc-Olivier Caron (Que.), Matthew
Peterson (Alta.), Shannon Hilland (Alta.), Jenna Kutash (Alta.),
Haylie Burton (Ont.), Cassandra (Cassie) Peek (Alta.), Kendra
Freund (Ont.) and Madison Ashton (Ont.).
The team will be supported by coaches Don Burton (Ont.) and Anita
Chevalier (B.C.), managers Shanna Reid (Ont.), Laura Tracey (Ont.)
and Pat McGrath (N.S.), along with chef de mission Martin Leprohon
(Que.) and communications liaison Hugo Rodrigues (Ont.).
The World Lifesaving Championships are sanctioned by the
International Life Saving Federation (ILS). The Canadian Teams will
be competing against 63 different nations in pool and surf events.
Lifesaving sport is a unique combination of competitive swimming,
simulated rescue drills, use of rescue equipment, and performing
manikin rescues. Lifesaving sport is designed to test the
athlete’s speed, endurance, agility, co-ordination and
strength in pool, beach and surf venues. Lifesaving sport is the
only sport that has been developed based on humanitarian
principles. The Lifesaving Society– Canada’s
lifeguarding expert – is the national sport organization
(NSO) for lifesaving sport in Canada and is recognized by the
International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games
the championships are underway, daily updates on Canadian
performances will be posted towww.lifesavingsport.ca.
Photogalleries will be posted to the sport commission’s
Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/LifesavingSportCanada.
Select news will also be published on Twitter via @lifesavingsport
and the #Rescue2014CAN hashtag. Also
for more information on the Rescue 2014 World Lifesaving
Championships see the official website at www.rescue2014.fr