A youthful Lifesaving South Africa national squad with little international experience showed their class in the water to claim first place overall and pip their Egyptian hosts at the 2022 Lifesaving Africa Championships held in February in Alexandra, Egypt.
The championship event was preceded by the second African Drowning Prevention Conference, as the Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation (EDLF) welcomed its African counterparts under the slogan: ‘Africa United to Stop Drowning’.
With a relatively inexperienced squad the South Africa team dominated the water events, which played a major role in the Proteas finishing the championships with a combined total of 500 points. Hosts Egypt finished second on 468 points and Morocco claimed the bronze spot with 410 points.
The valuable international experience gained from their successful exploits in Egypt will serve this young South African squad well as they look to compete in future events. On a national scale, though, this will add an extra layer of competitiveness when the DHL Lifesaving SA National Champs takes place next month at King’s Beach in Gqberha.
Although a short turnaround since last year’s championships, which happened a few months ago in October, the standard of competition among the competing clubs will be one of the highlights of the annual event as the members of the youthful South Africa squad will be up against several of the streetwise seniors who did not compete in Egypt.
The Treble team look forward to being part of the action on the beach next month, where we will be leveraging DHL’s sponsorship of Lifesaving South Africa by managing a full branding strategy and event production solution for the entire event.
This also includes producing an exclusive print, digital and broadcast media package that will cover all the action, results, and drama of the DHL Lifesaving SA National Champs.