2019 Pool Lifeguard Challenge


The 2019 Pool Lifeguard Challenge was held on Thursday 21st February at the HBF Stadium outdoor pool, with 17 teams from various aquatic centres competing at the event.

The Pool Lifeguard Challenge, sponsored by the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics, and facilitated by Royal Life Saving WA, has been held annually since 2007, with the aim of testing the skills of lifeguards and encouraging the continued improvement of lifeguard teams at aquatic centres across WA.

Many regular teams returned this year, including Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (2 teams), Fremantle Leisure Centre, City of Canning (2 teams), Beatty Park Leisure Centre, HBF Arena (2 teams), HBF Stadium, Bayswater Waves, Leisurefit Booragoon (2 teams), Swan Active Beechboro and Geraldton Aquarena. We’re especially impressed with the team from Geraldton Aquarena who got up at 3am to make the long journey to Perth for the event, heading back straight after the competition ended! 

At the end of the day the top three teams were: HBF Stadium in third place, Geraldton Aquarena in second place, while Kieren Lawrenson, Paolo Da Silva, Leigha Wood and Lewis Downs from HBF Arena Team 1 took out first place for the second year in a row! They topped the scoreboard during the first two relay race events, putting them in a great position going into the final CPR and emergency scenario events.

Royal Life Saving Society WA would like to congratulate all the competing teams for their performances this year and we look forward to seeing each of them return in 2020!

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Pool Lifeguard Challenge

This event allows WA’s pool Lifeguards and opportunity to show case their skills in this great annual competition.

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