The state’s best Pool Rescue athletes have returned to Australia with a trove of 39 medals after cleaning up at the New Zealand National Championships on the weekend.

The team, which was selected based on their excellent results at the NSW and Australian Pool Rescue Championships, traveled across the ditch to put their skills and speed to the test against the Kiwis.

Over two-days the NSW athletes competed in all divisions including the coveted Super Lifesaver event. For the first time, the team entered Open competitors who came up against the likes of New Zealand pool superstars Steven Kent and Chris Dawson.

Umina SLSC members will be joining the Team- Kaylah Holmes & Blake Hessel.