Family success at world lifesaving championships

Competing at the recent Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide was a family affair for Flinders academics Professor Murray Drummond (College of Education, Psychology and Social Work) and Associate Professor Claire Drummond (College of Nursing and Health Sciences).

Also competing with their parents were Lily Drummond, who is studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) at Flinders University, and Nathaniel Drummond, a Year 10 student at Westminster.

The championships saw more than 48 nations compete at Glenelg Beach and the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre over 14 days.

The Drummonds competed across the three age groups (Masters, Open and Youth) and enjoyed success in their events, with all four of them making finals in very competitive events and in sometimes trying weather conditions.

Claire won a silver medal in the masters competition beach sprint. Lily, who is also in the Elite Athlete Program offered at Flinders, just missed a medal in the highly competitive open women’s beach sprint relay, while Murray and Nathaniel were placed highly in their pool, beach and ocean final events.

Claire, who is also the Surf Life Saving SA beach sprint coach, had great success with several of her athletes winning medals in beach events.

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