Surf Life Saving Club newbie Deborah Wareing (61 years) of South Australia’s West Beach SLSC has managed to break not one, but two International Life Saving World Records at the 2018 National Pool Rescue Championships currently being held in Adelaide this weekend.
Deborah completed her Bronze Medallion and joined West Beach Surf Life Saving Club in 2017 and is now the proud world record holder of both the 100m Obstacle Swim and the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins events.
Prior to the National Pool Rescue Championships, Deborahs first hit out at a Surf Life Saving Championship event was during this year’s South Australian State Championships and the
Australian Titles which were held in Scarborough, Perth.
An avid body surfer and former swimmer from a young age, Deborah said she was absolutely thrilled to take out the International Life Saving World Record in her division defining the achievement as a real bonus.
In the mean-time veteran surf lifesaver Stephen Fry (60 years) of Queensland’s BMD Northcliffe SLSC and Team Manager for the Queensland Cyclones took to the blocks at the South Australian Aquatic Centre yesterday to challenge his own world record in the 100m Obstacle Swim.
The master has now proven to have gotten even faster in 2018 breaking his own 2017 world record.
What followed was a stand-out swim that saw Stephen, a multiple world record holder, successfully smashing his 2017 record out of the water 1:08:46 100 by a whopping 45 seconds, making 1.08.01 the new benchmark for the 100m Obstacle Swim.