Red Sharks host Swimming and Lifesaving Carnival

27 September 2019

Children swimming in a pool towing orange manikins on rescue tubesThe Red Sharks Academy held their first Swimming and Lifesaving carnival last weekend at the Churchlands Senior High School Pool, with around 30 athletes getting involved. The Red Sharks are one of the clubs that Royal Life Saving WA is working with to promote the sport of Pool Lifesaving to young people across the metro area.

The sport of Pool Lifesaving tests a lifesaver's skills in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care, teaching skills that will save lives and last a lifetime. Pool Lifesaving builds confidence, teaches teamwork and is perfect for those who want to add an extra dimension to their swimming. It also provides a great opportunity to learn or refresh your resuscitation and rescue skills.

Last weekend’s carnival not only saw 30 young people get involved, but they even had one keen parent take part in the obstacle event! The Red Sharks train at Churchlands Senior High School weekday mornings and afternoons. You can find out more at the link below.

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Kids and a parent lining up on the pool blocks for an obstacle relay
Royal Life Saving WA is encouraging all swimming and lifesaving clubs to host a carnival in the coming months to help young lifesavers further their skills in preparation for the upcoming Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships at HBF Stadium in January. 

Royal Life Saving WA is hosting development sessions each Sunday from 3pm to 4.30pm at HBF Stadium until October 13, before the State Team selection trials begin. You can find out more about how you can get involved at the link below.

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