JUNIOR lifeguards from Wanneroo and Merriwa pools will compete in the Royal Life Saving Society WA’s Junior Lifeguard Club State Titles this Sunday.
Members of Wanneroo Aquamotion and The Swim School in Merriwa will be among almost 100 juniors competing at the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre on June 19.
RLSWA swimming and water safety education senior manager Trent Hotchkin said the training, while fun for children, also had “a serious outcome of educating the children in essential lifesaving skills that may one day save a life”.
“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,” he said.
Events conducted on the day will test the children’s skills in rescue, accident prevention and emergency care; teaching skills that will save lives and last a lifetime.
There will also be the 50m obstacle race, 50m manikin carry, 50m manikin tow with rescue tube and 10m rope throw relay.
Aquamotion’s competitors include Rhiannon Clarke (14), Zachariah Lake (11), Michael Marko (16), Finley Reeves (13) and Khai Thexton (12).
The Swim School will send Tahlia Andrews (12), Abbie Barnes (9), Andrew Brookmire (9), Elizabeth Chalmers (12), Joe Churchill (15), Bailey Dartnell (11), James Hodgson (11), Juliette Hodson (8), Tennille Hubbard (11), Samuel Langton (11), Nathan Osbourne (9), Alyssa Park (11), Tom Prowton (11), Xavier Robert (11), Joel Wheeler (10) and Jurgens Wilson (8).
To get involved call 9383 8200 or visit www.lifesavingwa.com.au.