Pool Lifeguard Challenge – Entries Open

With the proud support of Laerdal Australia / New Zealand and Knox Leisureworks, LSV is pleased to be able to confirm the details of the 2018 LSV Pool Lifeguard Challenge.

Date: Friday 7th September 2018

Time: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Venue: Knox Leisureworks, Tormore Road, Boronia, VIC, 3155

Cost: $375 per team

To secure your place simply advise your i) facility name, ii) contact person name and iii) contact person telephone number to assessments@lsv.com.au

The event is limited to 18 teams (max. one team per facility) and is offered on a first come, first serve basis, so don’t delay in getting your registration in.

How the Day Will Run

8.30am: Event Briefing

9.00am: Phase 1. Teams 1-6 Wet Scenarios. Teams 7-12 Relays. Teams 13-18 Dry Scenarios.

10.30am: Phase 2. Teams 1-6 Dry Scenarios. Teams 7-12 Wet Scenarios. Teams 13-18 Relays.

12.00pm: Phase 3. Teams 1-6 Relays. Teams 7-12 Dry Scenarios. Teams 13-18 Wet Scenarios.

1.30pm: Ceremony and De-brief

2.00pm: Food

Scenario events: These events are designed to test the teams against a range of emergency situations that they may face at their own facility. The teams of four will receive a Judges briefing before being introduced to the scenarios. The teams will be expected to work together and put into practise the skills they have learnt through their professional qualifications and in-service training sessions to achieve a desirable outcome. All members of each team will complete in all four of the scenarios.

Theory events: The theory paper is based on the Pool Lifeguard and First Aid handbook and the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations. Each team will work together to complete the paper when they are not involved in the scenarios.

Relay events: Each of the race / relay activities will take place in the Main pool, with each event involving all members of the team. The races are technical based (think ropes, tows and throws) to give competitors the opportunity to demonstrate their lifeguarding skills and capabilities.

What You Need to Know

You do not need to be the fastest or strongest swimmer to compete. The teams that are likely to succeed are those with cool heads, good teamwork, sound technical abilities and effective communication skills. Experience will help and regular attendance at in-service training will set you in good stead. A Duty Manager / Supervisor in your team might help!

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