With the proud support of Laerdal Australia / New Zealand and Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, LSV is pleased to be able to confirm the details of the 2019 LSV Pool Lifeguard Challenge.

Last year’s event did not disappoint with a very tight finish with Yarra Leisure edging out Maroondah Leisure by a single point! (Results 2018 )

Date: Friday 23rd August 2019

Time: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Venue: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, 30 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park, VIC 3206

Cost: $400 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!

For more information please view the team briefing document here.


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