Pool Rescue

SLSSA Pool Rescue events are conducted at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Marion.

SLSA National Pool Rescue Championships are held annually at a venue to be announced.  The venue for 2016 will be posted on this page when available.

For information about events and registration, contact:

Kate Lally, Competition Officer;  kate.lally.21@gmail.com

Line Throw – a timed event where the competitor throws an unweighted line to a team member in the pool and then pulls him/her 12 metres back to the poolside.

The Simulated Emergency Response Competition – this event involves teams of four lifesavers reacting to a simulated emergency scenario within a two minute time limit. Teams receive points based on their performance in the scenario.

50 metre Manikin – a competitor swims freestyle for 25 metres then dives to recover a submerged manikin and then carries it to the finish edge of the pool.

100 metre Manikin Carry – a competitor swims 50 metres freestyle wearing swim fins to recover a submerged manikin located at the 50 metre mark. The manikin is then carried back to the pool edge to finish.

4×50 metre Medley Relay – a team event involving four legs; 50 metre freestyle without fins, 50 metre freestyle with fins, 50 metre freestyle towing a rescue tube without fins and then 50 metre freestyle with fins towing a team member to the finish edge of the pool.

4×25 metre Manikin Relay – relay of four competitors each swimming 25 metres while carrying a manikin.

200 metre Super Lifesaver – a competitor swims 75 metres freestyle to recover a submerged manikin, and then continues carrying the manikin to the turning edge. The manikin is released, fins are put on and the competitor tows a rescue tube 50 metres. At the pool turning edge, the rescue tube is placed around a floating manikin who is towed to the finish end of the pool.

100 metre Rescue Medley – this event involves swimming 50 metres in freestyle, turning and swimming underwater (20 metres for men and 15 metres for women) to a submerged manikin. After recovering the manikin it is carried to the finish edge of the pool.

200 metre Obstacle Swim – this event consist of swimming freestyle a total of 200 metres passing under eight immersed obstacles.

100 metre Obstacle relay – this event consists of swimming freestyle 100 metres passing under four immersed obstacles.

4×50 metre Obstacle – team event of four competitors swimming 50 metres freestyle each, passing under two immersed obstacles.

100 metre Manikin Tow – a competitor swims 50 metres freestyle with fins towing a rescue tube. At the tuning edge of the pool the rescue tube is placed around a floating manikin and is towed back 50 metres to the finish line.

100 metre Manikin Carry – after a 50 metres freestyle swim with fins, competitors dive to recover a submerged manikin and swim back to the finish carrying the manikin