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ACT Junior Lifeguard Challenge

ACT Lifeguard Challenge Royal Life Saving ACT is pleased and excited to announce the ACT Junior Lifeguard Challenge 2017 is now open for registrations!

The Junior Lifeguard Challenge offers fantastic opportunities through pool lifesaving sporting pathways and local aquatic industry connections. Young lifesavers aged 8 to 15 participate in individual speed races to contend for prestigious accolades such as the "Individual Junior Lifesaver" trophy and "Age Champion Junior Lifesaver" award categories.

Register now to be a part of Canberra's most exciting new sport - LIFESAVING!!!!

Date: Friday 10th March 2017
Venue: Dickson Aquatic Centre
Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm (BBQ presentation afterwards)
Cost: $20*
Ages: 8 to 15 (16 year olds may register in the Under 16’s category)

*Price includes pool entry, unlimited event registration, free BBQ after conclusion of events. Spectator fees may apply. Gold coin donation for BBQ for non-participants

Event List

The ACT Junior Lifeguard Challenge will comprise of 5 pool lifesaving events. The events will be adjusted appropriately for each age group and experienced pool lifeguards will provide demonstrations of each event before they commence.

Line Throw

- Under 16 – 12m
- Under 14 – 10m
- Under 12 – 7.5m
- Under 10 – 7.5m

Obstacle Swim

- Under 16 – 50m
- Under 14 – 50m
- Under 12 – 25m
- Under 10 – 25m

Manikin Carry (with fins)

- Under 16 – half full, 50m    YOU TUBE LINK – MANIKIN CARRY
- Under 14 – half full, 25m
- Under 12 – empty, 25m
- Under 10 – empty, 25m

Manikin Tow (with fins)

- Under 16 – 50m (swim 25, tow 25)  YOU TUBE LINK – MANIKIN TOW
- Under 14 – 50m (swim 25, tow 25)
- Under 12 – 25m (start from wall)
- Under 10 – 25m (start from wall)


Please be sure to register in your relevant age category. Your correct age category is determined by the age you are on the day of the event (10th March). You should register for the age which you have not yet turned.

E.g.Paul turned 14 on the 3rd of January this year. His age category is ‘Under 16’ Lucy turns 14 on the 12th of March this year. Her age category is ‘Under 14’

Once you have registered you will receive an automated ‘booking confirmation’ email. Additional information will also be forwarded to you in a separate email.

CLICK HERE to register for Under 10’s

CLICK HERE to register for Under 12’s

CLICK HERE to register for Under 14’s

CLICK HERE to register for Under 16’s

Registrations will close at midnight on Wednesday 8th March.

Please contact Royal Life Saving ACT should you have any questions at all. We very much look forward to your company and participation at this fantastic, unique event!

Phone:       (02) 6260 5800
In Person:  Unit 1, 26-28 Napier cl Deakin

Event Partners

Dickson Aquatic Centre