Creating safer aquatic places and spaces

group practising rope throw rescues at a remote creek in WA

WA is dotted with pools and lakes, and crisscrossed with rivers. There is an increased drowning risk linked with the increased number of people seeking out remote waterways, day trips to isolated rivers and holidaying to unfamiliar locations.

Additionally, extreme weather events, both hot days and flooding rains increase exposure to water and the risk of drowning. Not all aquatic environments can be monitored by lifeguards, but all can be made safer with better guidelines, targeted action in black spots and greater community awareness of the risks.


Highlights from 2021-22:

aquatic spaces highlights 2022

A pool lifeguard on the side of the pool speaking to patrons in the water

Pool Lifeguard Challenge

The Pool Lifeguard Challenge is an annual event that tests the skills of lifeguards from the metro and regional areas of WA.

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