2022 SEQ Pool Rescue Competition Series
Surf Life Saving Queensland pool rescue competition has grown from strength to strength in recent years. Competitors test their rescue skills with events such as manikin tows, obstacle swims and tube swims carrying patients. The event has expanded to include under-11, under-12 and under-13 athletes, and it is hoped the event will encourage youngsters into the sport and maintain their involvement in lifesaving, whether in the pool or in the surf.
Pool rescue competition has been beneficial for regional clubs in particular, giving them the potential to attract pool swimmers and other members who might otherwise not have competed in surf sports because they were uncomfortable in the ocean. Further, it is now deemed virtually essential for athletes to have pool rescue skills among their credentials for consideration to be selected for Australian teams, enhancing the importance of this competition in rounding out a competitor’s skill set.
This is the South East Queensland Pool Rescue Competition Series, held in 3 rounds across 3 different locations.
There are 3 rounds in this series:
Round 1: Saturday 28th May at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Round 2: Saturday 25th June at the Sunshine Coast Grammar Pool
Round 3: Saturday 9th July at the Musgrave Pool
More details to come.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Sunshine Coast Grammar Pool
Round 1 Results