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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 2019
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th January 2019

Pymble Ladies College, Sydney

Key Officials for APLSC 2019

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

Summary Program

Wednesday 9 January - Training Workshops - Officials
Thursday 10 January -  Officials and  Coaches / Managers Briefing
Friday 11 January  - Day 1 - U14 Championships, APLSC 2019 U14 Presentation and Welcome Function
Saturday 12 January - Day 2 - APLSC 2019
Sunday 13 January - Day 3 - APLSC 2019 and Presentation Function

Registration and Entries

Event Registration

Athlete Three Day Registration - Three Day Package ($180)
Includes 3 Day Event Registration, Accreditation Pass, Program, APLSC19 Merchandise, Under 14 Presentation  and Welcome Function and Presentation Function

Three Day Event Only ($80)
Includes 3 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

Athlete One and Two Day Registration (Event Entry Only) ($35 per day)
Friday 11 January 2019 - Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass
Saturday 12 January 2019 -Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass
Sunday 13 January 2019 - Includes 1 Day Event Entry and Accreditation Pass

Coaches / Managers, Officials and Spectators - 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
Spectators 3 Day Event Entry ($20)- Includes 3 Day Event Entry, Accreditation Pass and Program

Program and Merchandise
Program ($5)
Merchandise Item ($15)

Presentation Dinner -Tickets - $80 per person
The APLSC 2019 Presentation Dinner will be held at Hornsby RSL Club. 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 - Free of charge
The Under 14 Presentation and Welcome Function will be held at Pymble Ladies College Aquatic and Fitness Centre on Friday 11 January at the conclusion of Day 1 events.

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) 2019 prior to the commencement of the Championships.

Any outstanding registrations fees owing on the first day of APLSC 2019 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.

Online Registrations Now Open (Registrations will close Monday 17 December 2018)

For those Team Managers who are utilising Group Registration - please ensure each team member is registered correctly prior to submitting payment.

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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

Instructions for using Team Manager Lite are available on request, please email

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 17 December 2018.  
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).

Officials Position Preferences

As part of the registration process officials will be requested to nominate their preferred officiating positions from the list below:

Speed Roles - Event Director, Deputy Referee, Starter, Tech Judge, Place Judge, Turn Judge, Chief Timekeeper, Timekeeper

SERC/CPR Roles - Security (CPR/SERC), Judge (CPR/SERC), Timekeeper (CPR/SERC), Runner (CPR/SERC), Marshall (CPR/SERC), Recorder (CPR/SERC)

Other roles - First Aid Officer, Competitor Liaison, Recorder, Recording assistant/Runner, Pointscore Assistant, Announcer, Announcers Assistant/DJ, Presentation Coordinator, Equipment Assistant/ Equipment Mover

Equipment Movers and Assistants are essential. They are required to be in the water to assist with setting manikins, moving equipment and other equipment duties as required.

Please consider volunteering to join this exciting team as an equipment mover.

Preliminary Officials Positions will be allocated the week of the 10th December with further advice to follow.


Following APLSC18, RLSSA National Office undertook a review of APLSC event protocols and procedures including risk management and event safety.

To continue to deliver a high-quality event and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our competitors at APLSC, as of 2019 RLSSA will provide all competitors with blanket athlete insurance while participating in the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships. An additional $5 has been added to competitor’s registration fees to reflect this, and competitors will be required to complete a participant disclaimer prior to competition.

NOTE: Attendees that are not competing will not be subject to the additional fee and will not be required to complete a participation disclaimer.

Disclaimers will need to be completed for all team and individual athletes, and returned via email to or handed in at the entry desk upon arrival to the Championships. The disclaimer can be downloaded here.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A cancellation fee of $25 will be applied for cancellations received up until 10 days before the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2019.

No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 10 days before the event. Late requests for refunds due to illness or an emergency will be considered on a case by case basis.

All cancellations must be sent in writing to Caitlin Turner,

Further Information

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