Australian Pool Rescue Championships a success at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide
From the 3 August 2018, South Australia welcomed over 400 athletes and coaches, 60 officials and numerous visitors from all over the country for the Australian Pool Rescue Championships.
The 3 day event saw approximately 30 Australian records and 5 World records broken proving that Australia will be a force to be reckoned with come November for the Lifesaving World Championships.
Spectators were engaged with races such as the manikin carry, manikin tow, line throw, obstacle swim and the simulated emergency response competition, showcasing the incredible skill and dedication that ensures that our Surf Life Savers are rescue ready on the beach and pool.
Highlights include Deborah Wareing breaking not one, but two International Life Saving World Records of both the 100 metre Obstacle Swim and the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins events.
16 year old Lani Pallister also broke a world record in 100m Rescue Medley in 1:12.14; A very impressive feat which will see her as someone to keep an eye out for at the up and coming Lifesaving World Championships.
The Australian Pool Rescue Championships has produced a strong Australian team for The Lifesaving World Championships 2018 which are being held in Adelaide, South Australia from 16 November to 2 December 2018.
The SA Government Owned and YMCA operated, SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre are proud to be hosting this highly recognised and respected event which will see competitors, officials, coaches, team managers and spectators from across the globe come together.