LSV Host 2019 Pool Safety Summit

On October 18th, LSV hosted the eighth annual Pool Safety Summit. With 200 members of the Aquatics and Recreation Industry attending, the Summit was intended to review, discuss and plan the future of public pools and aquatic safety and address a selection of current industry challenges.

This year’s summit was made possible by the generous support of the summit’s sponsors: Cleaning Melbourne, Commercial Aquatics Australia and Waterlily Australia/Lovibond.

Four key announcements were made at the summit:

  1. The 2018-19 LSV ARV State of Sector Report is now available here
  2. The SwimSafe Campaign is now available to industry! The order form is available here
  3. The LSV Champions Program coming soon
  4. Watch Around Water Online Learning to be made available this summer

Expert industry speakers from across the country presented on a range of key topics in an informative and progressive format.

Taking an all of Industry approach, topics included:

  • The updated Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019
  • Occupational health and safety management systems (ISO 45001) applied in aquatic centres
  • NSW Coronial inquest into a drowning of a young boy in a public pool
  • Vulnerable swimmers research and the launch of: SwimSafe – a safety campaign targeting adult vulnerable swimmers
  • Emergency planning
  • CALD recruitment and engagement

In addition, industry awards were also presented for:

  • Harrison Tanner (Pool Lifeguard – AVLC – Belgravia Leisure)
  • Andrew Antic (Pool Lifeguard – AVLC – Belgravia Leisure)
  • Jayk Burgess (Duty Manager – AVLC – Belgravia Leisure)
  • Erith Nash (Duty Manager – AVLC – Belgravia Leisure)
  • Luke Vesnaver (Exercise Physiologist – AVLC – Belgravia Leisure)
  • Bradley Norton (PLG Course Candidate – YMCA Vic)
  • Robin Sadler (PLG Course Candidate – YMCA Vic)
  • Stewart Nicoll (LSV Pool Lifeguard Trainer)

Each of the presentations recognised the great work of Victorian aquatic industry personnel whose quick actions contributed to saving a life. Presentations are available to view at

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