Lifesavers show impressive form
Kiwis take top positions at world champs in Germany
Titahi Bay swimmer Steven Kent hit impressive form in the rescue surf lifesaving world championships in Warendorf, Germany, over the weekend.
The 25-year-old, who is also a New Zealand Olympic swimming representative, was named top male competitor of the champion- ships.
He set national records in the 100m manikin carry with fins and and in the men’s 50m manikin carry.
In the men’s 200m obstacles, Kent was a convincing winner in a time of 1min 54.65s, setting a European record in the process.
It was Kent’s third German Cup competition since 2007.
He attended the rescue surf lifesaving world championships in 2008 and 2010.
Lyall Bay’s Samantha Lee won the women’s manikin carry with fins and set a world record in the 100m rescue medley in a time of 1min 09.59s.
Earlier she claimed gold in the women’s 200m obstacles.
Lee, also a leading pool swimmer, was named the top female competitor of the championships.
Wainui surf club’s Laura Quilter set a world record in the 50m manikin carry.
Kent and Lee hinted at what was to come when they competed in the BeNe Cup last week, being named the top male and female.
The BeNe Cup, also a pool rescue competition, was held over two days in Antwerp, Belgium, and Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Winner: Steven Kent was in outstanding form in the German Cup.