Lifesaving aims to develop survival skills and the skills, knowledge, judgement, techniques and physical ability required to carry out safe water rescues. Practical skills learnt include CPR, tows, survival and rescue skills, rescue initiatives and management of spinal injuries.
Lifesaving sport skills, include obstacles, line throw, manikin carry and manikin tow. The sport develops a lifesaver‘s skills in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care. Members who learn these skills can compete in the Junior Lifeguard State Titles, which is an introduction to lifesaving sport competition. For U14s and above there is also the opportunity to compete in pool lifesaving sport development sessions, Lifesaving State Trials and the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships. These events are held annually.
For more information on Lifesaving, check on Royal Lifesaving WA