Lifesavers get set to battle it out poolside at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in Adelaide this weekend
Nearly four hundred lifesavers are expected to arrive in Adelaide this week ahead of the highly prestigious Australian Pool Life Saving Championships, running from 4th – 6th August.
Hosted by South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre, the event is designed to showcase the skills and athleticism that enable our lifesavers to be rescue ready.
The three day competition will host entrants from over 50 clubs across 220 events including the manikin carry, manikin tow, line throw, obstacle swim and the simulated emergency response competition.
The open and youth interstate categories will see the traditional state vs. state rivalry enter the pools, as teams from NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and SA fight for the title.
Shane Knight, Head of Sport at Surf Life Saving Australia said that the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships were a key qualifying event for the Australian Life Saving Team.
“Pools are a key winter event on the Surf Sports calendar that not only tests the skills of our athletes in saving lives, but allows them to compete in an aquatic environment ahead of the world titles” he said.
“We are looking forward to seeing some elite competition this weekend” said Shane.