Water Sport

Silver lining for Team SA at Lifesaving World Championships

2018-11-23 13:45
Connor Botha (Supplied)
Connor Botha (Supplied)

Cape Town - Matthew Fenn and Ally Chislett have provided the silver lining for Team South Africa’s Youth squad at the Lifesaving’s World Championships in Adelaide, Australia.

Friday proved more productive for Team South Africa after Thursday's effort didn’t produce a medal.

Fenn was the pick of the South African boys in finishing second in the surf ski. He beat team-mate Daniel Jacobs, who got bronze.

Meanwhile, Chislett took silver in the girls’ surf swim.

KZN’s talented Connor Botha celebrated his 17th birthday with bronze in the Board race.

Fenn had to settle for ninth.

Botha was also competitive in the ocean male and boys surf swim, but not good enough to medal.

The positive in the Open Pool competition is that South Africa earned more points than at the previous World Championship in 2018.

Selected results:

Surf Ski 


Matthew Fenn - 2nd

Daniel Jacobs - 3rd


Tammy McKie - 5th

Kira Bester - 11th

Board race


Connor Botha - 3rd

Matthew Fenn - 9th


Kira Bester - 4th

Paige Horn - 5th



Connor Botha - 6th

Matthew Fenn - 7th


Alice Edward - 11th

Tammy McKie - 12th

Surf Swim


Connor Botha - 6th

Calvin Coetzee - 10th


Ally Chislett - 2nd

Sulinke van den Berg - 12th 

Ocean Relay

Boys - 5th

Girls - 3rd

Open Pool

100m Manikin Carry with fins


Johan Lourens -12th


Carmel Billson - 14th

50m Manikin Rescue


Martin Binedell - 13th

4 x 25m Manikin Relay


Martin Binedell, Josh Saunders, Nick Notten, Johan Lourens - 15th



4x50m Medley relay


Martin Binedell, Josh Saunders, Nick Notten, Johan Lourens - 11th


Bianca von Bargen, Carmel Billson, Kristen Bellingan, Sasha-Lee Corris-Nordegen - 10th

General Tire is the sponsor of Lifesaving SA

Team South Africa squads:

Senior women

Sasha-Lee Corris Nordengen (captain), Keyta Purchase, Carmel Billson, Bianca von Bargen, Kristin Bellingham (all Marine), Mandi Maritz (Durban Surf)

Senior men

Ryle de Morny (captain, False Bay), Josh Saunders (Marine), Martin Binedell (Marine), Johan Lourens (Tuks), Nick Notten, Dominic Notten (Fish Hoek)

Youth women

Sulinke van den Berg (Manguang), Alice Edward (captain), Ally Chislett (both Pirates), Tamryn McKie (Marine), Paige Horn (Umhlanga), Kira Bester (Strand)

Youth men

Milan Erasmus (captain, Durban Surf), Juan Pierre van Zyl (Harties Reflections), Connor Botha (Umhlanga), Matthew Fenn (East London), Daniel Jacobs (Fish Hoek), Calvin Coetzee (Pirates)

SA girls Ocean Relay squad (Supplied)

SA girls Ocean Relay squad (Supplied)

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