Pool Lifesaving Records
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia has conducted the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships since 1965. Originally held bi-annually, the first annual Australian Pool Life Saving Championships were held in 1987.
Following extensive research in 2011 by the RLSSA National Office; the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships Records, Australian Pool Life Saving Short Course Championships Records and RLSSA National Pool Lifesaving Records were updated to reflect the brilliant performances by talented RLSSA athletes in Pool Lifesaving in both National and International competitions.
There are a number of highlights in the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships and National Pool Lifesaving Records. These include outstanding line throw times, records achieved by the late John Stacpoole, a true legend of RLSSA Pool Lifesaving Sport and the Open 200m Obsacles time of 1:53.93 achieved by Ryan Napoleon at the 2014 World Lifesaving Championships which stands as the fastest time in history by an Australian competitor!
Due to the recent changes to the ILS Competition Manual and the RLSSA Australian Pool Life Saving Competition Handbook in regards to the manikin carry and the line throw; the current records listed below will be archived as at 1st November 2013. New records will be able to be achieved under the new competition rules outlined in App J - National Records.