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Three Alberta swimmers going to WorldLifesaving championships

Three Cochrane Water Ninjas will be competing at the 2024 World Lifesaving Championship in Australia, set to take place later this year.
Three Cochrane Water Ninjas are gearing up to compete at the 2024 World Lifesaving Championships in Australia, set to take place in August.

Three Cochrane Water Ninjas will be joining Team Canada at the 2024 World Lifesaving Championships, set to take place from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8.

In an announcement by the Lifesaving Society Canada Sport Commission of the National Team, Oliver Johnson was selected to represent Youth Men, with Caebri Smith and Isaac Thibodeau as alternatives, at the competition that will be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

All three athletes train at the SLS Centre in the Water Ninjas Lifesaving Sport Club. Patsy Lindsay, assistant head coach, outlined her excitement about the announcement.

“We are incredibly proud of our Water Ninja’s athletes chosen to represent Canada,” Lindsay said. “We look forward to continuing our support and cheering them on throughout this journey.”

This announcement come in advance of the 2024 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships held in Saanich, B.C. next month, where 20 Water Ninjas, including the previously mentioned trio, will aim to advance on the clubs third place finish in the 2023 national competition.

For more information on the competition, please visit

Daniel Gonzalez

About the Author: Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez joined the Cochrane Eagle in 2022. He is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Journalism program. He has worked for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and as a reporter in rural Alberta for the ECA Review.
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