THE Riverton Leisureplex lifeguards took out first place at the 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge proving themselves against 18 other guard teams.
Facilitated by Royal Life Saving WA the event has been held annually since 2007, with the aim of testing lifeguard’s skills and encouraging the continued improvement of lifeguard teams at aquatic centres across WA.
The day began with a team relay and obstacle course, with HBF Arena Team 1 coming out of the blocks fast and putting themselves forward as the team to beat.
The next event was the Super Lifeguard Challenge, in which teams show their swimming, manikin tow and CPR skills.
The standout team in this event was Riverton 2 who achieved a perfect score in the CPR section.
Team members headed into the Royal Life Saving training rooms after this to complete a theory exam, in which Altone Park and Riverton 1 tied for top spot with a score of 49 out of 56.