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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
Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th January 2018

South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre
443 Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park, South Australia

Key Officials for APLSC 2018

Chief Referee: Joanne Teagle
CPR Coordinator: Mary Veal
SERC Coordinator: Ondine Adey
Equipment Coordinator: Norm Stanley

Summary Program

Wednesday 10 January -  Officials and  Coaches / Managers Briefing
Thursday 11 January  - Day 1 - U14 Championships, APLSC 2018 U14 Presentation and Welcome Function
Friday 12 January - Day 2 - APLSC 2018
Saturday 13 January - Day 3 - APLSC 2018 and Presentation Function


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) 2018 prior to the commencement of the Championships. Any outstanding registrations fees owing on the first day of APLSC 2018 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.

Registrations will close on Monday 18 December 2017

Registration Costs

Athlete Three Day Registration

Three Day Package ($175) - Includes 3 Day Event Registration, Accreditation Pass, Program, APLSC18 Merchandise, Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function and Presentation Function
Three Day Event Only ($75) - Includes 3 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

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

Thursday 11 January 2018 - Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass
Friday 12 January 2018 - Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass
Saturday 13 January 2018  - Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

Coaches / Managers and Officials - 3 Day Entry

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

Spectator - 3 Day Entry
Spectator 3 Day Pass ($20)
- Includes 3 Day Entry Accreditation Pass and Program

Functions, Merchandise and Program

Presentation Dinner

Tickets - $80 per person

The APLSC 2018 Presentation Dinner will be held at Morphettville Racecourse.

The Presentation Function will be held on Saturday 13 January at the Morphettville Racecourse 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.

Note - One Presentation Function Ticket is included in each Three Day Registration Package and does not need to be purchased separately.

Under 14 Presentation and  Welcome Function

Price - Free of charge

The Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function will be held at the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Thursday 11 January at the conclusion of Day 1 events.

Merchandise Swim Cap

Price - $15 per swim cap
A special APLSC2018 Swim Cap has been designed and available for purchase.

Printed Program

Price - $5 per program
The APLSC 2018 Official Program includes full details including event listing, competition history and records.

Competition Entries

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 Caitlin Turner by Monday 18 December 2017.

Competition entries are only accepted in this format.

Further Information

If you have any questions regarding the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships please contact Caitlin Turner on Email:

Online Registrations Now Open

If you would like to register online you can do so via Firefox, Chrome and Safari Web Browsers. Please note we have been having a number of issues with registrations via Internet Explorer so please use an alternate browser to register online


The APLSC CPR Competition has recently undergone a thorough review with a number of changes occuring within the CPR Score Sheet and Protocol in order to reflect current ANZCOR guidelines and RLSSA training protocols. Thank you to Mary Veal, CPR Competition Coordinator for leading this project and thank you to all RLSSA sport members that contributed to the review.

The final amended documents, along with a summary of the changes, are now available for viewing and download below (see document listing).

Any queries regarding the changes to the APLSC CPR Competition Score Sheet and Protocol should be directed to Email:


Want to be a part of the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships? Royal Life Saving is seeking community and corporate sponsors to support the event. For more information about how to be involved, and the benefits for your business or organisation, please contact Shannon Taylor for more information. Don’t miss your chance to be involved in the premier pool lifesaving competition in Australia!