Sport & Competition
Junior Comp Squad: U8 to U14
Junior sport is a great way for youth to develop confidence around the water and to gain skills related to lifesaving. Regardless of ability, all team members feel welcome in a fun, fantastic and supportive team. Because they meet and train more often, comp squad members often form close, long-lasting bonds.
Juniors train and compete in a relaxed, encouraging environment in a variety individual and team events, from beach sprints, flags, belt and reel, and relays to surf swims, boards, wading and board rescues. The comp squad also trains with expert coaches and works on surf skills down on the coast throughout the season. Junior carnivals are held from December through March all along the Bay and surf coast. Traditionally, Junior State Championships are held on the long weekend in March, where about 70 Nippers and 150 Hampton members spend a fun weekend away.
For more information or to sign up, please email our juniors manager.
Senior Comp Squad: U15 to U30
Senior competitors are between 15 and 29 years of age. Often by this stage, competitors have decided to specialise in events, whether that be on the beach, in the water or in rescue lifesaving. The senior sport squad offers great rewards in terms of fitness, friendships and goal setting. Sometimes, even the parents join in as masters, competing together in combined teams.
Senior competitions offer additional events, including more advanced rescue events, the surf ski and mixed relays. Our seniors compete in competitions from December through March, at Bay and surf coast carnivals. State Championships are usually held in early March, followed by the Aussies in late March or early April. In 2018, our Senior Sport Squad competed in the World Rescue Championships in Adelaide.
Interested in joining? Email our sport director.
Adult members have the opportunity to train and compete in a friendly, fun and supportive fitness environment. Whether you want to be the winner of the next Ironman Series or just want to participate in training for your own satisfaction, there is something for you. Join in beach and pool carnivals, lifesaving and rescue events, and team events such as paddles and fun runs.
To find out about sessions, select Masters and Member Fitness on your Team App groups and check the schedule. You can sign up to participate via Team App, too.
For more information or to get involved, email the masters team manager now.
The HLSC IRB Team, also known as the Skunks, is our inflatable rescue boat team. Teens, young adults and masters can all compete.
This team is particularly popular with members in their teens and early twenties. Competitors need to have their Bronze Medallion to compete and can perform roles such as driver, crew, rescuer or patient. IRB competitions are held over the winter. Find out more about the HLSC IRB Team by chatting to IRB Team Captain Jesse Tammesild or IRB Team Manager Jas Lawrence the next time you're at the club, or emailing the team below.