Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre team finishes second at 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre team finishes second at 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge
Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre team finishes second at 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge
Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre team finishes second at 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge

A TEAM from Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre won at the emergency scenario and came second overall at the 2017 Pool Lifeguard Challenge.

Held on February 16 at HBF Stadium, 17 teams competed in the challenge.

The aim of the event is to test lifeguards’ skills and encourage the continued improvement of lifeguard teams at aquatic centres across WA.

The day began with a team relay and obstacle course. The next event was the Super Lifeguard Challenge, in which teams show their swimming, manikin tow and CPR skills.

Team members headed into the Royal Life Saving training rooms after this to complete a theory exam.

The final challenge involved each team responding to an acted out emergency scenario.

The teams go into a lock-down room so they are unaware of the scenario unfolding for the competing team out on the pool deck.