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Lifeguard Challenge Series

The Australian Lifeguard Network Lifeguard Challenge Series is a fantastic event for Lifeguards. Combining events from the sport of Pool Lifesaving, social activities, networking and a bit of fun the Lifeguard Challenge offers a complete package of off-duty activities.

The Lifeguard Challenge is held at an aquatic facility over one evening and involves teams of 4-6 lifeguards from various facilities in that State. The teams compete in Pool Lifesaving sport and novelty events (you compete in as many or as few events as you wish). The winning team on the night gets to take away not only a trophy but prizes as well.

The best way to get involved is to put a team together with other lifeguards at your facility and to contact your local branch of Royal Life Saving to see where and when the next Lifeguard Challenge is being held. Another option may be to host a Lifeguard Challenge at your facility and challenge your neighbouring facilities to see who will reign supreme.

ACT Lifeguard Challenge

The 2016 ACT Lifeguard Challenge will take place on Friday 12th February from 5.00 p.m. at the Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce.

Lifeguards from the AIS will host the 2016 event after winning last year’s competition. The ACT LIFEGUARD CUP TROPHY has been housed and displayed at the Institute for the past 12 months and will be claimed by the winning centre this year.

2016 is set to be the biggest Lifeguard Challenge yet with teams competing from ACT Public Pools across the Territory. A total of 7 events will make up the Challenge and scores will be tallied on times and overall participation. The competition allows lifeguards to show off their remarkable  skillset and provides a unique training opportunity with simulated emergency situations.

Royal Life Saving ACT CEO, Cherry O’Connor, said “The atmosphere at these events is so fun and friendly. The social aspect is just as important as the skills component and it offers ACT lifeguards a great opportunity to build and maintain industry networks.”

Events include obstacle swims, timed rescue races and specific rescue scenarios. There are also relays and rope throw events. Spectators are encouraged and volunteers will be welcomed for assistance with equipment management, scoring, competitor liaisons and general help.

This annual event started in 2012. History of the ACT LIFEGUARD CUP TROPHY:
2012 – Dickson Aquatic Centre
2013 – Australian Institute of Sport
2014 – Dickson Aquatic Centre
2015 – Australian Institute of Sport

Information for 2016 entries:
* Entries close at 5pm, Friday 29th January 2016
* Cost is $50 per team
* Teams must consist of 4 competitors
* Minimum 1 female for Mixed Competition
* 4 females for Female Competition
* Each registering team must provide one volunteer on the day

Download your Registration Form here: ACT Lifeguard Challenge Registration Form

Volunteer and Media Enquiries to Cherry O'Connor, CEO of Royal Life Saving ACT
Email: c.oconnor@rlsa.org.au Office: 6113 1992 Mobile: 0411 480 437

Join the 2016 ACT Lifeguard Challenge Facebook Event HERE
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