Area’s best young swimmers to make splash in Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre

Area’s best young swimmers to make splash in Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre

PROMISING junior lifeguards from metropolitan clubs will compete at the state titles in Inglewood on Sunday.

Kids representing Altone Park Leisure Centre in Beechboro, Ballajura Aquatic Centre, Leisurepark Balga and Central Aquatic Swimming & Lifesaving Club in Bayswater will take part in the Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre.

The competition tests participants’ rescue skills, accident prevention and emergency care and teaching skills.

Medals are up for grabs for kids from different age groups for events including the 50m obstacle race, 50m manikin carry, 50m manikin tow with rescue tube and 10m rope throw relay.

WA’s State Pool Lifesaving team will also show demonstrations on the day.

Royal Life Saving WA swimming and water safety education senior manager Trent Hotchkin said the competition hosts up to 100 members and was more than just a sport.

“Whilst we ensure the activities are great fun and offer new experiences for the children, they also have a serious outcome of educating the children in essential lifesaving skills that may one day save a life,” Mr Hotchkin said.

“The program provides a pathway from grass roots participation through to elite competition for those who would like to continue down the competitive path of pool lifesaving.”