The 2019 Australian Pool Rescue Championships was already a record-breaking carnival before day one had even started.
Over 600 competitors have converged on the Gold Coast to put there rescue ready skills to the ultimate test and compete for a national title.
On day one of the Pool Rescue Championships over nine Australian lifesaving records and one world lifesaving record were broken.
The first record of the day was broken in the second event by 11-year-old Dominique Melbourn from North Curl Curl SLSC who took out the 11 years 100 metre obstacle race in just 1:07.43.
Masters competitor Sandra Burrow from Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club in New Zealand was the only person to break a world record on day one, for her performance in the 65-69-year-old 100 metre obstacle race in 1:32.62.
Nutri-Grain IronWoman Danielle McKenzie flexed her rescue ready skills with team mate Olivia Corrin to take out a new Australian record for BMD Northcliffe in the Open female line throw relay with a time of 11.79.
Maroochydore SLSC nabbed two Australian records and two gold medals in both the male and the female 15-18-year-old 4×50 metre obstacle race.
Shane Barrie from Southport SLSC secured an Australian best of 2:13.02 in the male 30-34 200 metre obstacle race
BMD Northcliffe also took home the gold and set a new Aussie record of 12.77 in the male 11-years line throw relay.
Both Terrigal and BMD Northcliffe broke the Australian record in the male 30-99 4×50 metre Obstacle relay, with Terrigal SLSC taking out the gold medal and new Aussie record of 2:06.14.
Terrigal added another win and an Australian record in the 30-99 4×50 metre Obstacle relay with a time of 2:40.35.
13-year-old Mitchell Morris from Newport SLSC won gold in the 13 years 200 metre obstacle race and set a new Aussie record of 2:07.97.
Reigning Pool Rescue Champions the Currumbin Beach Vikings added a new Australian record to their Gold medals as their Open women swam to victory with a time of 1:55.04.
The Australian Pool Rescue Championships continue over the weekend from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 August 2019.