More than just a sport: Pool Lifesaving tests a lifesaver's skills in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care; teaching skills that will save lives and last a lifetime.

Pool Lifesaving builds confidence, teaches teamwork, and is perfect for those who want to add an extra dimension to their swimming!

Traditionally conducted as a competition, pool lifesaving skills and activities are a great way to add variety to swimming and water safety programs for all ages, for lifeguard training and development, as part of undertaking a lifesaving award, or as a fun, challenging and interesting alternative to squads and competitive swimming.


The RLSSA Sport Hub is the new online portal for all things pool lifesaving. The Hub provides current and prospective pool lifesaving volunteers, coaches, athletes, officials and facilitators with the knowledge, resources and network to continue their journey in swimming and lifesaving whether that be in the pool, on pool deck, in the community or abroad.

Browse the Sport Hub to find out more about the unique and dynamic sport of pool lifesaving and how you can get involved.


For queries related to pool lifesaving sport, please contact:

Caitlin Turner, Project Officer – Lifesaving Sport and Development
Email:   cturner@rlssa.org.au
Phone: (02) 8217 3111