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.


  • Carnival 1: Saturday 7 May at HBF Arena
  • Carnival 2: Sunday 22 May at HBF Stadium
  • Carnival 3: Sunday 19 June at HBF Stadium
  • WA Pool Rescue Championships: Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 July at HBF Stadium – ENTER HERE

Think you have what it takes? Check out an example of all the action here.

Further information is available in the SLSA Pool Events Coaching Manual.

For more details regarding the series, contact Surf Sports on (08) 9207 6666.

For past Championships results, refer to Surf Sports Event Results