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TAS 2017 Lifeguard Challenge Series

This is a fun RLSSA initiative in Tassie to get Lifeguards from all around the State together, a couple of times a year, to “challenge” each other’s lifesaving skills. It’s also just a really fun & friendly excuse to get everyone in the Aquatics Industry together to develop a sense of a community and encourage networking within the industry.

The seasonal Tasmanian Lifeguard Challenge will also double as a fun lifesaving training session that is organised by RLSSA. These events will be the perfect opportunity for everyone who competes to update particular lifesaving skills, network and make friends in a fun & challenging atmosphere.

Tasmanian Lifeguard Challenge 2017

Details for the first Tasmanian Lifeguard Challenge:

  • Burnie Aquatic Centre, 1-5 Terrylands St, Terrylands, TAS 7320
  • Saturday 6th May, 4pm – 6pm, followed by a BBQ at Burnie Aquatic Centre
  • It would be fantastic to see you there with a team of 4 to represent your part of the State

Highlight the following months in your calendar for the 2017 Tasmanian Lifeguard Challenge Series:

  • May (Autumn) - Burnie Aquatic Centre, 6th May 2017
  • October (Spring) - Hobart, 14th October 2017
  • December (Summer) - Launceston Aquatic, TBC
  • Masters Games - Launceston Aquatic, 23 October 2017
  • Australian Pool Life Saving Championships - SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 11-13 January 2018

There is no age limit for these events. We have competitors aged 16 – 60 who are already entered in the Lifeguard Challenge. All you need is a team of 4 with a fun/lifesaving/aquatic theme team name to have a crack at the first N/W Coast Challenge with these short course events:

  • 12.5m rope throw
  • 50m manikin tow with flippers
  • 4 x 50m medley relay
  • 50m freestyle with obstacles
  • 4 x 50m obstacle relay

The Challenge starts at 4pm on Saturday 6th May and will be finished by around 6pm, followed by a BBQ at Burnie Aquatic for everyone who competed and helped out.

Information for the winter 2017 event:

  • Entries close Wednesday 3 May 2017
  • Cost is $40 per team, plus pool entry fees
  • Teams must consist of at least 4 competitors

Register Here

Or stay in touch on the Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalLifeSavingTasmania/

Please contact RLSSA Tasmania if you have any questions, otherwise I look forward to seeing your team in Burnie on May 6th.

Tassie Lifeguard Challenge

Key Contact:

Ondine Adey
Royal Life Saving Society Australia- Tasmania Branch
Phone: 03 6243 7558
Email: developmenttas@rlssa.org.au

Burnie 6th May 2017 Event Details:

12m Line Throw

  • To begin: the rescuer stands beside the starting block and the patient takes the line, enters the water and will swim the line out to the back line.
  • On the starting signal, the patient will release the line. The rescuer will coil the line and throw it to the subject in the water approximately 12 metres from the poolside.
  • Provided that it falls within the competitor's own lane the patient shall grasp the line with one hand then the rescuer pulls the patient into the poolside. The patient is not permitted to let go of the backline until they have grasped the line from and within their lane.
  • The competitor will only be given 45 seconds to complete the race. The rescuer may throw the line any number of times within the 45 second time period.

50m Manikin tow with flippers

  • On the starting signal the competitor dives into the water and swims 25m freestyle with a rescue tube and flippers.
  • After touching the wall, the competitor fixes the rescue tube correctly around a manikin/patient and tows them to the finish.
  • The manikin/patient must be secure and upright in the tube within the 5m pick-up zone. The event is complete when the competitor touches the finish wall of the pool.

4 x 25m Medley Lifeguard Relay

A team event consisting of 4 legs to be swum in the following order:

  • Swimmer 1) 25m freestyle
  • Swimmer 2) 25m freestyle with fins
  • Swimmer 3) 25m freestyle with rescue tube
  • Swimmer 4) 25m freestyle towing the 3rd swimmer holding onto rescue tube with two hands.

After touching the wall, the 3rd swimmer passes the harness of the rescue tube to the 4th swimmer who is waiting in the water wearing fins, holding the edge with at least one hand.
The 4th Swimmer takes the harness and the 3rd swimmer (the patient) holds the body of the rescue tube with both hands (not the harness, rope or clip) whilst being towed to the finish edge by the fourth competitor. The patient is allowed to kick whilst being towed; however, they cannot offer any other assistance.

50m Obstacle Swim

  • On the starting signal, the competitor dives into the water and swims 50m freestyle passing under two immersed obstacles to touch the finish edge of the pool. One obstacle can be used when swimming short course in a 25m pool.
  • Competitors must surface after the dive entry and before the obstacle and after passing under the obstacle and after a turn prior to passing under an obstacle.
    * The competitor may push off the bottom of the pool when surfacing from under each of the obstacles. Swimming into or otherwise bumping an obstacle is not a disqualification.

4 x 25m Obstacle Relay

A team event consisting of 4 legs to be swum in the following order:

  • Swimmer 1) 25m freestyle, swim under the submerged obstacle
  • Swimmer 2) 25m freestyle, swim under the submerged obstacle
  • Swimmer 3) 25m freestyle, swim under the submerged obstacle
  • Swimmer 4) 25m freestyle, swim under the submerged obstacle

Competitors must surface after the dive entry and before the obstacle and after passing under the obstacle. Competitors may push off the bottom of the pool when surfacing from under the obstacle.