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Surf Life Saving 2018 High Performance Squads announced

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is proud to announce its High Performance Squads for 2018.

The squads were named today at the conclusion of the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships in Gisborne.

New Zealand Open squad:

Andrew Trembath, St Clair

Carina Doyle, St Clair

Casie Fyall, Waikanae

Chris Dawson, Midway

Cory Taylor, Midway

Danielle McKenzie, Mairangi Bay

Jessica Miller, Mount Maunganui

Kodi Harman, Papamoa

Lewis Clareburt, Lyall Bay

Libby Bradley, Mount Maunganui

Max Beattie, Omanu

Madison Kidd, Papamoa

Murdoch Finch, Omanu

Natalie Peat, Papamoa

Oliver Puddick, Lyall Bay

Olivia Corrin, Midway

Olivia Eaton, Mount Maunganui

Rachel Clarke, Mairangi Bay

Steven Kent, Titahi Bay

Coach: Jason Pocock

Team Manager: Mark Weatherall

New Zealand Development squad:

Bayden Botha, Mairangi Bay

Ben Lewis, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Corneille Coetzee, Orewa

Daniel Hart, Papamoa

Daniel Rippon, Piha

Ella Drinnan, Piha

Hamish Miller, Mt Maunganui

Jamie Gedye, Waikanae

Javon McCallum, Fitzroy

Lincoln Waide, Mt Maunganui

Matthew Scott, Midway

Samalulu Clifton, Mairangi Bay

Scott Cowdrey, Papamoa

Wilrich Coetzee, Red Beach

Coach: Danny Morrison

Assistant Coach: Jack Gavin

New Zealand Youth squad:

Aidan Smith, Papamoa

Andie Quirke, Piha

Astaria Teaukura, Mairangi Bay

Atakura Julian, Lyall Bay

Briana Irving, Waikanae

Claudia Kelly, East End

Daniel Shanahan, Mt Maunganui

Declan Dempster, Mt Maunganui

Hannah Baker, East End

Joe Collins, Fitzroy

Jonathan Selman, Red Beach

Christy Tate, Waikanae

Kiahi Horan, Omanu

Lauren Pickett, Waikanae

Levi Ata, Piha

Lochlainn O'Connor, Mt Maunganui

Louis Clark, Taylors Mistake

Lucy Makaia, Piha

Lucy North, East End

Luther Maxwell, Lyall Bay

Macy Burns, Lyall Bay

Michael Pickett, Waikanae

Mitch Cowdrey, Papamoa

Molly Shivnan, Omanu

Oscar Williams, Piha

Patrick Makgill, Red Beach

Reece Akuhata, Ocean Beach Kiwi

Ruby Sussock, Whangamata

Samuel Poching, Mairangi Bay

Sasha Reid, Fitzroy

Sophie Irving, Lyall Bay

Sophie Sandford, Omanu

Tayla Dalton, Mairangi Bay

Tessa Bradley, Mt Maunganui

Thomas Scott, Omanu

Zac Reid, Fitzroy

Coach: Matt Cairns

Team Manager: Shane Smith

A team of 12 athletes will be selected for the Open team, known as the Black Fins, to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships, taking place in Adelaide in November. This team, along with the youth team known as the Junior Black Fins, will be named in the coming months after team camps and further testing.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is also sending a team of 10 to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Sanyo Cup in Japan in June and this team will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Development and Youth Squads include athletes who have the potential to represent New Zealand at both Open and Youth levels in the future.

All squads are selected for a 12 month period and the National Selectors reserve the right to add athletes to squads at any time.

Congratulations to all the selected athletes.

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