Pool Rescue competition is a growing sports discipline for Surf Life Saving WA and its clubs. Pool Rescue sees competitors’ aquatic skills tested with events including manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying ‘patients’.
It is very important for surf athletes to have pool rescue skills – as well as surf skills – among their credentials in order to be considered for selection in Australian elite surf sports teams.
Pool tournaments also encourage athletes who may feel uncomfortable in the ocean to get involved in the lifesaving movement.
For more details regarding the series, contact Graham Snook, Surf Sports Officer on (08) 9207 6666.