Welcome To this rapidly expanding & exciting surf lifesaving sport discipline

Pool Rescue sees competitors’ aquatic skills tested with events including manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying ‘patients’.

Pool rescue forms 50% of a countries points at the lifesaving world championships (LWC).

Australia are currently runners-up to New Zealand after the last 2 biannual LWC after many years of being the world champions. The difference has been the points gained in these pool events so we are trying to grow this discipline & become world champions again

At club level it’s fun & uses your swimming skills in a very different way. Plus it’s in a pool so we don’t have the environmental issues surf sports normally faces

Coaches

Danica Bates 0412 875 445 – Competed at Pool Rescue Nationals in 2012, won 5 silver & 1 bronze medals in the open age group at the 2017 Pool Rescue States & was part of the WA Royal Lifesaving Team in the 2011/2012 & 2012/2013 seasons.

Carolyn Wilson 0402451160 – Australian SLS championship Deputy Referee

Assistant coaches

Alannah Wilson 0422447121 – competitor

Digby Wilson – official

Team manager

Lisa Sertorini 0400 337 007 lisa@kwiknkleen.com.au

Training

Commences Saturday 28 April 2018 at the Aqua Jetty outdoor pool

Saturdays 7:30 – 9:00 am

Thursdays 6:00- 7:30 pm (from 3 May 2018)

Ages

U10 – masters (all welcome)

Bring a friend the more the merrier

Competitions (subject to change)

Saturday 26 May – HBF Stadium Claremont

Saturday 2 June – HBF Stadium Claremont

Saturday 17 June – Mandurah Aquatic Centre

States Sunday 8 July & Sunday 15 July

Nationals Adelaide 3 – 5 August

LWC Adelaide – mid November

For more on the SLSWA competition calendar and to confirm carnival dates read more >>

Contact

Either contact coach or team manager

Equipment

All to bring rubber fins for training (U14’s & above can use club fibre glass fins when appropriate, under coach’s guidance)

SH swim cap preferably, but can use tie up cap (swim cap available thru club)

You will need to pay for pool entry unless you’re an aqua jetty member

Warm clothes for after

Snack post training

Water bottle

Costs

Aqua jetty pool entry (please follow this link for pool entry fees)

Competition entry $11 (To be confirmed)

State Championships entry $15 (To be confirmed)

Competition cap both available from club

Silicon swimming cap $10 (preferable)

Tie up lycra competition cap $15

Helpers – always welcome!!!!

We need to supply timekeepers at competitions, more we share the easier it is

Officials required 1 per 10 competitors (speak with Carolyn or Digby we will welcome you)

Pool setters – move equipment to be ready for each race