Lake Joondalup Baptist College trials pool lifesaving

2 March 2016

Lake Joondalup Baptist College recently held their annual school swimming carnival, with some extra events to keep their students interested and on their toes!

The regular school swimming carnival generally includes a series of races which involve swimming laps of the pool, which is great for students who are fast swimmers, but may not be so interesting for those who aren't as quick in the water.

Royal Life Saving Society WA is encouraging schools to expand the boundaries of their swimming carnivals by incorporating Pool Lifesaving Events into them, and Lake Joondalup Baptist College were keen to give it a try.

While the competitive events were being conducted students who'd already competed, from Year 7 to Year 12, made their way across to a second series of lanes where they took part in the fun lifesaving events.

One of these was a rescue tube relay, which involves a participant swimming a lap of the pool with a rescue tube, then attaching the tube to their partner when they reach the other end of the lane. The participant then swims back to the start, pulling their partner through the water. It is fun and interactive and also teaches a basic rescue technique.

If your school is interested in adding new and fun alternative events to your carnival, please contact Royal Life Saving Society WA for more details.

You can find out more about the sport of Pool Lifesaving by clicking the link below.

image of students swimming with rescue tubes