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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.

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th January 2020
HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Perth

Key Officials for APLSC2020

Chief Referee: Joanne Teagle
CPR Coordinator: Mary Veal
SERC Coordinator: Brione Rundle
Equipment Coordinator: Brendan Watts

Event Schedule Date Details

Wednesday 8th January 2020
Sport Development Workshops – program TBC

Thursday 9th January 2020
Coaches and Officials Meeting Officials Briefing

Friday 10th January 2020
Day 1 Competition
U14 Presentation
Officials Function - venue TBC

Saturday 11th January 2020
Day 2 Competition

Sunday 12th January 2020
Day 3 Competition
Presentation Function - Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough

A detailed event schedule and Meet Program will be available in the coming months.

Travel and Accommodation

Qantas and Virgin Australia offer regular direct flights to Perth from most capital cities. It is recommended that attendees consider accommodation in the Scarborough and West Perth/Kings Park areas for proximity to HBF Stadium and amenities. Both areas are within a 30min drive of Perth airport and 10mins of HBF Stadium. Hire cars are available from Perth airport from all major rental providers.

Team Accommodation

Team and group accommodation is available at the Christ Church Grammar School and Scots College, both within a 10 minute drive of HBF Stadium. Both schools offer packages including accommodation, linen and catering for large groups.

For more information please click here.

For assistance with team or group accommodation please contact Jen Jones or Jonnine Rowe: Jennifer Jones: Jonnine Rowe:

Registration and Entries

Registrations for all teams, competitors and officials are due to open in October. Registration and event entry information and key dates will be circulated in the coming months.

Officials Expression of Interest

RLSSA welcomes the assistance of all local and Interstate volunteers at APLSC. To assist key officials with event planning, those who are interested in officiating at APLSC 2020 are asked to complete an expression of interest form.

Completion of this form is not an event registration and is for planning purposes only.

Competition Handbook

The RLSSA National Sport Committee is currently reviewing the APLSC Competition Handbook with an updated version due for release in September. The amended Handbook and a summary of changes will be circulated to RLSSA membership in due course.

More Information

Event information and announcements will be published to the RLSSA website, via newsletter and social media channels.

For more information please contact Caitlin Turner, Project Officer - Lifesaving Sport and Development, Royal Life Saving Society Australia:

APLSC2019 Event Highlights