Surf Sports

SunSmart Pool Rescue Competition

Pool rescue competition is a growing sports discipline for Surf Life Saving WA and its clubs.

Pool Rescue sees competitors’ aquatic skills tested with events including manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying ‘patients’.

It is very important for surf athletes to have pool rescue skills - as well as surf skills - among their credentials in order to be considered for selection in Australian elite surf sports teams.

Pool tournaments also encourage athletes who may feel uncomfortable in the ocean to get involved in the lifesaving movement.

In 2017 SLSWA will run a four-round SunSmart Pool Rescue Series to ensure that all competitors have adequate opportunity to prepare for the SunSmart Pool Rescue State Championships in July.

Think you have what it takes? Check out an example of all the action here.

For more details regarding the series, contact Ben Harvey, Sports Development Officer on (08) 9207 6666.

Schedule of events

  • 2017/18 SunSmart Pool Rescue Series
    • Round 1 - 2017-05-06 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
    • Round 2 - 2017-05-14 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
    • Round 3 - 2017-05-28 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
    • Round 4 - 2017-06-18 @ HBF Arena Joondalup
    • Nipper Pool Rescue State Championships - 2017-07-01 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
    • Masters Pool Rescue State Championships - 2017-07-01 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
    • Senior Pool Rescue State Championships - 2017-07-02 @ HBF Stadium Claremont
  • 2016/17 SunSmart Pool Rescue Series - View results
    • Round 1 - 2016-05-28 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 2 - 2016-06-19 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 3 - 2016-06-25 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 4 - 2016-07-09 @ HBF Stadium
    • Junior Pool Rescue State Championships - 2016-07-16 @ HBF Stadium
    • Masters Pool Rescue State Championships - 2016-07-16 @ HBF Stadium
    • Senior Pool Rescue State Championships - 2016-07-17 @ HBF Stadium
  • 2015/16 SLSWA SunSmart Pool Rescue Series - View results
    • Round 1 - 2015-05-02 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 2 - 2015-05-17 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 3 - 2015-06-06 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 4 - 2015-06-21 @ HBF Stadium
    • Round 5 - 2015-07-05 @ HBF Stadium
    • Junior Pool Rescue State Championships - 2015-07-25 @ HBF Stadium
    • Masters Pool Rescue State Championships - 2015-07-25 @ HBF Stadium
    • Senior Pool Rescue State Championships - 2015-07-25 @ HBF Stadium

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