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.
QLD Lifeguard Challenge
The 2016 Queensland Lifeguard Challenge will take place on Sunday 21st August, 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. at the Somerville House Aquatic Centre, Stephens Rd, South Brisbane.
2016 is set to be a fun year for the Queensland Lifeguard Challenge, with teams competing from Aquatic Centres and Pools around the state. 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 skill set and provides a unique training opportunity with simulated emergency situations.
Royal Life Saving Queensland's, Sue Baxter-Winch, said “The events in this challenge are designed for lifeguards with a range of skills, you don’t have to be a fast swimmer to get involved as the challenge also includes specific rescue scenarios that are just so fun and friendly. The social aspect is just as important as the skills component and this challenge will offer Tassie lifeguards a great opportunity to build and maintain industry networks.”
Short course events include: obstacle swim, timed manikin rescue races with and without flippers, as well as relays, simulated emergency response and rope throw events. Spectators and volunteers are encouraged and welcomed to help cheer on your local pool.
Information for 2016 entries:
* Entries close 12th August 2016
* Teams must consist of 4 competitors
* Minimum 1 female for Mixed Competition