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Australian Pool Life Saving Championships

The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships have been conducted in various forms since 1965. Originally held every two years, since 1987 they are now held annually and consist of 3 days of Pool Lifesaving competition with events combining an Under 14 and Senior (Under 16, Under 19, Open and Masters) Competition.

Representative teams are chosen yearly at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships. These teams - called the 'Aussie Barra's' are named after the Barramundi fish - an aggressive fresh and saltwater fish found in Australian waters.

In addition to the Open Aussie Barras team; a Junior (Under 16) Aussie Barras team and Silver (Under 19) Aussie Barras Team are also selected to attend an annual Training Camp and various selected International Competitions throughout the year.

Australian Pool Life Saving Championships
Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th January 2017

The Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2017 will be held at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park, Victoria on Wednesday 11th January - Friday 13th January 2017.

MSAC has a moveable floor - with the pool depth to be 2.1m.

Key Officials for APLSC 2017!
Chief Referee: Roz Grey
CPR Coordinator: Vaughan Jones
SERC Coordinator: Pam Stanley




All teams, individuals, coaches / managers and officials will need to register and make payment online for their participation in the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships (APLSC) 2017 prior to the commencement of the Championships. Any outstanding registrations fees owing on the first day of APLSC 2017 may result in refusal of entry.

Additional persons (eg.spectators) will need to register for functions, and or if they require a program or merchandise item as part of the online registration process.

For those Team Managers who are utilising Bulk Registration - please ensure each team member is registered correctly prior to submitting payment. All registration fields need to be cleared for each person to avoid duplication.

Online Registrations Open Friday 4 November 2016

Registrations close on Friday 16 December 2016.


Athlete Three Day Registration
Three Day Package ($175) -
3 Day Event Registration, Accreditation Pass, Program, APLSC17 Merchandise, Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function and Presentation Function
Three Day Event Only ($75) - 3 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

Athlete One and Two Day Registration (Event Entry Only) ($30 per day)
1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

Coaches / Managers/ Officials - 3 Day Entry
Coaches/Managers ($25)
- 3 Day Event Entry, Accreditation Pass and Program
Officials 3 Day Event entry ($0)- 3 Day Event Entry, Accreditation Pass, Program, Officials Uniform and Refreshments during competition


Presentation Dinner Tickets - $80 per person
The Presentation Dinner will be held on Friday 13 January at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park from 6:30pm - 11:30pm. Tickets need to be pre-purchased for this event.  Ticket includes 2 course meal. A cash bar will be available for purchasing drinks.

Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function - Free of charge
The Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Wednesday 11 January at the conclusion of Day 1 events.


Please note, you will need to complete Competition entries via Team Manager Lite program.

The Team Manager Lite program can be downloaded and completed by clicking on the following link:

After you have registered your team, a TM event file will be sent to you to complete for your team members. Once you have completed this file it will need to be forwarded to as a Zip file. All entries need to be completed and forwarded to Anni Gardiner by Friday 16 December 2016.

Competition entries are only accepted in this format.

Please note; If you are the Team Manager entering your team details please make sure all registration information is correct for each team member. (Data will be autofilled once the first person has been registered so please ensure information is edited for each team member correctly)


Australian Pool Life Saving Championships - Chief Referee / CPR Coordinator / SERC Coordinator
2018 - Adelaide and 2019 – TBC

The Royal Life Saving Society - Australia National Sport Committee is calling for Expressions of Interest from persons wishing to apply for the positions of Chief Referee, CPR Coordinator or SERC Coordinator for the 2018 and 2019 Australian Pool Life Saving Championships [APLSC].

The dates for the 2018 championships are yet to be confirmed but will be held at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Oaklands Park, South Australia, home of the 2018 World Life Saving Championships. The dates and venue for the 2019 championships have not yet been confirmed.  Costs associated with travel to and from the championships, accommodation, transfers and official functions will be covered by the National Office.

The successful applicants will hold a minimum of a current RLSSA Level Two Officials qualification and have had practical experience at an APLSC, preferably as a deputy referee or senior technical official and / or CPR / SERC as is appropriate.

Applications must be submitted on the attached form and returned to the National Office no later than Friday 16 December 2016. Please ensure that all applications are marked to the attention of Rob Reid, National Sport Advisor and returned to

Full details including the EOI form can be downloaded here.


If you have any questions regarding the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships please contact:
Anni Gardiner, Competitor Director, APLSC, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
Mobile: 0411 237  759