Subi Pool a community hub

17 February 2016

The pool at Subiaco Primary School has been open to the local community for 30 years. It’s a popular place for families to spend time and becomes a vital community hub during its season from December to March each year.

In November 2015, the Royal Life Saving Society WA became responsible for the operation of the pool, conducting extensive auditing and testing in conjunction with the City of Subiaco Environmental Health Department. Our experienced Aquatic Managers developed a customised operations manual and emergency plan to ensure the pool would be run in line with safety regulations.

We’ve also provided a team of highly qualified Technical Pool Operators and Pool Lifeguards throughout the season to manage the facility, and to ensure that the pool is well maintained and always compliant with the Code of Practice.

Our on duty Lifeguards provide supervision and conduct multiple water tests while on shift to ensure the pool is safe for patrons. They also perform first aid treatments, water rescues and general housekeeping.Image of 5 Royal Life Saving Society WA lifeguards at Subiaco Primary School Pool

A number of the Subiaco School staff, community members and previous pupils have undergone Royal Life Saving WA Bronze Medallion, Pool Lifeguard & advanced first aid training, with some now working as casual lifeguards at the facility.

It continues to be a popular venue for the local community, with more than 6100 patrons enjoying the pool so far this season, while the season-opening “Splash Dance Festival” on the 27th November saw queues of people waiting to get in for their first swim, and it was at capacity within minutes of opening!

Royal Life Saving WA conducts swimming lessons at Subiaco Primary School pool on Saturday mornings, which has proved very successful. The lessons follow the Swim and Survive program, teaching children when and where to swim and how to do it safely, and providing them the necessary skills to participate safely in water related activities

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Subiaco Primary School and the P&C, ensuring that the safety of children using the facility is the number one priority, along with providing a fun swimming environment. We’re also encouraging local community members to become involved in learning at least the basics of first aid and water safety, to ensure the prevention of drowning across WA.

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