Nicole Lowe surprised herself by winning a national women’s lifesaver silver medal in Perth.
Nicole Lowe surprised herself by winning a national women’s lifesaver silver medal in Perth. Luka Kauzlaric

Tannum lifesaver ranked second in Australia

LIFESAVER Nicole Lowe was surprised when she placed second at the Queensland championships, but now the Tannum Sands athlete has gone one further.

At the Australian Surf Life Saving championships in Perth, Lowe won another silver medal, this time ranking her second in Australia.

Heading off to Perth, Lowe was happy just to be there, hopeful of improving on her previous mark.

The silver medal did exactly that, blowing out of the water past results.

"The goal I had going over was just for experience and to enjoy it," Lowe said.

"Now everyone is congratulating me for what I have done."

The adulation appropriate, Lowe was beaming as the reality of the result began to sink in.

Lowe has now calmed down though, after initially being unable to control her happiness when she received the medal.

"When I rang mum who was back in Queensland I cried," she said.

With patrols on the beach coming to a close, Lowe plans to have a break for a couple of months, before chasing another medal at the next Australian championships.

"I will have two months off life saving and just do CrossFit for winter," she said.

"The Australian titles will be back on the east coast so if I get in I will go again.

"I will probably do states as well because they are at the Gold Coast."



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